ISLAMABAD: Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) will be celebrated across the country on September 29, as the crescent marking the start of Rabi ul Awal for the Islamic year 1445AH was not sighted, announced the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Saturday.
The announcement came after the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting headed by its chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad met in Islamabad.
The meeting was attended by central and zonal committee members. The committee assessed various moon sighting reports received from different parts of the country.
“The committee didn’t receive moon sighting reports from any part of the country [and] the committee, with consensus, concluded that the month of Rabi ul Awal will commence on September 18 (Monday),” said Maulana Azad in a press conference after the meeting.
With the announcement Eid Milad un Nabi, which is celebrated on 12th Rabi ul Awal, will fall on September 29
The 12th Rabi ul Awal marks Eid Milad un Nabi which is celebrated all across the country with religious fervor and zeal. The day is marked by public processions, events and seminars shedding light on the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Earlier, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chief rebuked the rumours circulating regarding the sighting of the Rabi ul Awal moon and clarified they received no reports from any parts of the country about the moon.