KP celebrates Eidul Fitr today

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is celebrating Eidul Fitr today, the day before the festival officially begins in other parts of Pakistan.

On Sunday, Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, declared that the festival would be celebrated on Tuesday (tomorrow) as the Shawwal moon had not been seen anywhere in the country. However, the unofficial lunar observation committee led by Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai of Peshawar has announced that Eidul Fitr will be celebrated at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday (today).

Regional committees in other regions, including Bajaur, Mohmand, Dir, South and North Waziristan and others, said there were 16 Shawwal moon sightings.

Later, KP government spokesman Mohammad Ali Saif announced that he had seen the moon 130 times, and the local government decided to officially celebrate the festival on Monday.

Then, early this morning, Eid churches were opened in Charsadda, Takhtbhai, Mardan, Nowshera, Swabi, Karak and other provincial metropolitan areas. The main meeting was held at the Eidgah Mosque next to Charsadda Road.

Meanwhile, KP Prime Minister Mahmoud Khan prayed at the governor’s residence together with local ministers, including Chief Minister Shehzad Bangash and Peshawar Director Riaz Mehsud.

At this event, the leaders prayed for the safety and well-being of the country and the unity of the country and Muslims around the world.

Eidul Fitr is also celebrated today in several countries in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and Oman. However, India’s Markazi Chand committee has announced that Eid will be celebrated on Tuesday as the Shawwal satellite has not been seen in India.

Eid was celebrated in Afghanistan on Sunday.

Eid in Hazara Division

Meanwhile, KP House of Representatives Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani said in an early video message today that Eidul Fitr of the Hazara Division will be celebrated with the rest of the country on May 3rd.

“Hazara has had a tradition of fasting and celebrating Eid from the very beginning following the announcement of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee,” he said. “The decision was made after consultation with religious scholars”

Ghani said the issue should not be turned into something “disputable.” “In the past, there have been different days of Eid in different cities,” he recalled, adding that he respected the decisions of the Peshawar scholars equally.

It is appropriate to mention here that the PTI government, led by Imran Khan, has worked to resolve the divisions in society by announcing menstruation differently, and has emphasized the need to use technology to solve the problem to commemorate Eid. Same day across the country.

According to media reports in May 2020, then Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Islam encouraged its followers to acquire knowledge, adopt technology and apply logic. He said the government’s intention was to resolve the controversy surrounding Eidul Fitr’s observations of the moon, and to this end, a committee of experts, such as space scientists and mathematicians, meteorological officials and ulema, was formed.