Mufti Muneeb asks Muslims to hold the ‘missed fast’
Former chairman of Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman said that the Minister for Religious Affairs had formed a moon-sighting committee of his own choice and the Eid was announced at midnight that was very saddening, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Mufti Muneeb was talking to media persons after he led the Eidul Fitr prayers at Gulberg KT Ground in Karachi on Thursday.
Mufti Muneeb also condemned the Israeli atrocities on Palestine and in Gaza Strip and he called for peaceful protests.
Surprisingly, former ‘rivals’ Fawad Chaudhry and Mufti Muneeb are on the same page this time and believed that Eid should be celebrated on the Friday instead of Thursday.
Earlier, Fawad Ch tweeted, “At present, the age of the moon in Pakistan is 13 hours and 42 minutes, so it is not possible to see the moon today. This is the option of those who have celebrated Eid with Saudi Arabia, but would it be wise to end the holy month by lying? Let's just say that we have to celebrate Eid according to Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia.”
اس وقت چاند کی عمر پاکستان میں 13 گھنٹے 42 منٹ ہے لہذا چاند کا آج نظر آنا ممکن ہی نہیں جن حضرات نے عید سعودیہ کے ساتھ منانی ہے یہ ان کی آپشن ہے لیکن جھوٹ بول کر ماہ مقدس کا اختتام کرنا کہاں کی عقلمندی ہو گی، سیدھا کہیں کہ ہمیں عید افغانستان یا سعودیہ کے مطابق منانی ہے۔۔— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 12, 2021