CHITRAL: The whole country is celebrating Eid today with joy and fervour. It is pleasing to know that the govt Eid sighting committee acknowledged the evidence of Eid moon seekers from different parts of the country. After all, the Ruet e Hilal meeting is supposed to receive and vet such like evidences,; what else is it there for.
Giving due respect to science, the issue of moon sighting should not be attached to it, other wise what is the point in having a Ruet e Hilal committee. In any case science cannot justify all articles of (any) faith. Either we follow our faith or follow science in such like matters. As a case in example, science cannot prove the existence of God, but almost all faiths believe in in an unseen God.
The unity of observing Ramzan and Eid in Pakistan can only be achieved if the observance of these two occasions (sighting of moon) is attached to Khana Kaaba. In any case our Gawader and Jiwani are closer to Holy Holy Kaaba than they are to Skardu and Boroghil.
The Govt has done well to accept reality rather than leave the country at the whim of a stubborn cleric (the previous head of Rueit e Hillal committee) who was visibly adamant at defying the Holy Macca decision of observing Eid and rejected evidences of people claiming to have sighted the moon, to make sure we do not coincide with the Eid at Khana Kaaba.
If IK govt has done nothing to honour it’s claim of emulating the ‘Riasat e Madina model’, it has at least ensured that Eid is observed with Madina. Well done Govt, on this account at least. .. CN report, 13 May, 2021