Islamabad: The Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has declared on Wednesday that the first roza of Ramzan will be observed on April 25.
He announced that the Ramzan moon will be sighted on April 24, and the first fast of the holy month of Ramzan will be observed on April 25.
Fawad Chaudhry has also cleared that there will be no moon sighting gathering as he has promised back in February.
While condemning Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman’s stance about lockdown should not be implemented on the mosques, Fawad Chaudhry said on his Twitter,
“Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman is our elder and I respect him but he cannot even see such a big moon, how can he see the tiny coronavirus.”
“We have brought to the attention of Ministry of Religious Affairs that if the head of your ministerial committee pokes fun at the government’s orders, what can you expect from others?
جہاں تک رمضان کا تعلق ہے 24 اپریل کو رمضان کا چاند نظر آجائیگا اور انشاآللہ 25 اپریل کو پہلا روزہ ہو گا۔ پہلے ارادہ تھا اس بار لوگوں کو اکٹھا کریں گے چاند دیکھنے کیلئے لیکن اب کرونا نے ہر اجتماع کینسل کرا دیا۔ انشاللہ اگلے سال موقع ملا تو چاند رات کی تقریبات کریں گے۔
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 15, 2020
In another tweet, he announced that first fast will be observed on April 25.
“As for Ramzan, the moon will be sighted on April 24 and the first roza [fast] will be on April 25. We had earlier planned to gather to see the moon but the corona [virus] has cancelled all congregations.”
“God willing, if we get a chance next year, we will schedule chaand raat festivities,” he added.
Earlier, Pakistan’s famous religious scholar Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman has announced that lockdown would no longer be implemented on the mosques.
The federal governement on Tuesday announced the two weeks extension in the lockdown. However, Pakistan’s relogious clerics has some other plans.
We already know that Ramzan is just round the corner, and people particularly men have been wondering about their prayers and Namaz e Taraweeh.
The Ruet e Hilal Committee’s Chairman Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman announed on Tuesday evening that Friday prayers will be offered in the mosques.