Expected Eid ul Fitr 2023 Date in Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar

The expected Eid ul Fitr 2023 Date in Pakistan in various cities like Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar was announced Today.

According to the Ruet-i-Hilal Research Council (RHRC), Eidul Fitr is expected to be celebrated nationwide on Saturday, April 22, as reported by Preparation Point.

The council’s Secretary-General, Khalid Ijaz Mufti, has stated that the committee’s meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 20, to sight the Shawwal moon.

Eid ul Fitr 2023 Date in Pakistan

If the crescent is sighted on Thursday evening, then Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday, April 22, 2023. However, Mufti added that it was unlikely that the moon will be sighted the same evening.

Eid ul Fitr 2023 Date in PakistanSaturday, April 22, 2023

He further mentioned that Eid is most likely to be celebrated on April 22, after completing 30 fasts of the holy month of Ramazan.

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According to the council, the birth of the moon is expected to occur on Thursday, April 20, at 9:13 am Pakistan time. However, on the evening of the 29th of Ramazan, the moon’s age at sunset should be more than 19 hours for sighting, but in all areas of Pakistan, it will be less than 10 hours.

The council further stated that the difference between sunset and moonset, which should be more than 40 minutes, will only be 21 minutes in Peshawar, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Charsadda, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Quetta, and Jiwani, and 20 minutes in Lahore and Karachi. Even if weather conditions throughout Pakistan are clear, there is no possibility of sighting the moon, even with a telescope, on the evening of April 20.

Mufti, the Secretary-General of the council, said that the 30th of Ramazan will be observed on April 21, and the 1st of Shawwal will be celebrated on April 22. He also affirmed that any reports of crescent sightings from any province, city, or area of Pakistan on the evening of April 20 would be false.

He stated that on the evening of April 21, the moon’s age at sunset will be more than 33 hours in all areas of Pakistan, and the difference between sunset and moonset will be 80 minutes, which is considerable. As a result, the crescent will appear thick and late on the night of the 30th fast, leading some people to believe it is not the first but a two-day-old crescent. However, from both a Sharia and scientific perspective, it will be considered the first crescent.

Eidul Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramazan, during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. The festival is typically celebrated with prayers, family gatherings, and feasting. The exact date of Eidul Fitr is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon, which marks the beginning of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

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