In an accordance with newly launched lunar calendar, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday (June 6) announced this year’s dates for Eidul Azha and the beginning of the holy month of Muharram. In a tweet, the minister said that this year, Eidul Azha will fall on Monday, Aug 12 while the holy month of Muharram, which marks the start of the Islamic year, will begin on Sunday, Sept 1.
“Now that the argument over this Eid has ended, what are the [dates] for the next two most important Islamic days, i.e., Eidul Azha and [beginning of] Muharram: According to the Hijri calendar, Eidul Azha will fall on Monday, Aug 12 while Muharram will [start] from Sunday, Sept 1,” Chaudhry tweeted.
چلئے اب اس عید کی بحث ختم ، اب اگلے دو اہم اسلامی دن یعنی عید الاضحیٰ اور محرم کب ہیں ، ھجری کیلنڈر کے مطابق عید الا ضحیٰ سوموار 12 اگست 2019 اور محرم یکم ستمبر 2019 بروز اتوار کو ہو گا۔
Earlier Fawad Chaudhry had launched the country’s first moon sighting website and Hijri Calendar. The minister had said that he has sent the five-year Hijri Calendar to the Islamic Ideology Council. “I personally believe that there is no need to have Ruet-t-Hilal Committee in the country.” Fawad had said.