The Zilhaj moon has not been sighted and Eidul Azha might be celebrated throughout Pakistan on July 21 (Wednesday), Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad introduced on Saturday.
The choice was introduced following a gathering of the committee, held in Karachi after Maghrib prayers to sight the crescent.
The primary day of Zilhaj would fall on July 12 (Monday), he added.
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The provincial and district Ruet-e-Hilal committees additionally met concurrently at their respective headquarters for the sighting of the Zilhajj moon.
Eidul Azha commemorates the Quranic story of the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah, earlier than the Almighty changed the son with a ram to be sacrificed as a substitute.
It marks the top of an annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah, which is likely one of the 5 pillars of Islam, and ought to be undertaken by each Muslim who can afford to take action.