While issuing the time table of reading namaz on Eid, Mohd Ajmal Khan, maulavi of Jama Masjid, Sector 20, said, “If the moon is sighted on Friday, namaz of Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday, else on Sunday”.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his message to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr Ramadan Festival, said that this year the Muslim Community has got a golden opportunity to Celebrate the Ramadan Festival without any suspicion or fear while breathing the fresh air of freedom.
If weathermen are to be believed, the moon won’t be sighted in the Tricity till Sunday, which means the devotees could have to wait till Sunday to celebrate Eid. Awami National Party leaders Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Haji Adeel and other notables offered Eid prayers in Peshawar.
Other members of Ruet-e Hilal committee will also attend the provincial and district meetings in their respective areas.
As indicated by Pakistan Meteorological Department, there is high chance for sighting of Shawwal crescent on Friday.
In the United States, as reported by an announcement of the Fiqh Council of North America, Eid will be celebrated on Friday.
Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan and UK on Friday after Shawal moon was sighted in various parts of the Middle East on Thursday evening.