Peshawar’s Qasim Ali Khan mosque panel meeting today for Shawwal moon-sighting

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Moon not sighted, Eidul Fitr to be celebrated on Sunday: Mufti Popalzai

PESHAWAR: The Qasim Ali Khan mosque in Peshawar has summoned a meeting of the unofficial moon-sighting committee today (Friday, May 22, 2020) to sight the moon for the Islamic month of Shawwal and consequently of Eidul Fitr in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The local moon-sighting committee will meet under the patronage of Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, at Qasim Ali Khan mosque immediately after the Maghrib prayers.
The local committee announced sighting of Ramazan moon on April 23 this year and began fasting on the following day.
The committee will check, verify testimonies of moon-sighting as valid under Islamic Shariah and will make a decision then.
If the committee received testimonies from any part of the province, it is likely to announce celebration of Eidul Fitr on May 23. The committee meeting will take final decision in this regard.
The country’s central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and its zonal committees will meet on May 23 for sighting the moon for Eidul Fitr.

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