ISLAMABAD: A tweet by Minister for Science and Innovation Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday that the Ramazan moon would be sighted in all significant cities on April 13 has once again stirred a conflict as spiritual circles, consisting of the newly-appointed chairman of Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, expressed their inconvenience over his statement.
The ministry of religious events and the Ruet-i-Hilal Board had been encountering conflicts over moon discovery in the previous years.
At The Same Time, Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad claimed the country had actually dealt with a significant image concern due to the many news connected to moon sighting in the past.
” This might not be a matter of Sharia disobedience however shatters the national pride when there are various days for start of Ramazan as well as Eids in the nation,” Maulana Azad told Dharti.
Fawad Chaudhry should have waited for meeting of Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, states chairman
He said the state had actually authorized the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Board to make the final announcement associated with the new moon for commencement of Islamic months.
” Priest Fawad Chaudhry sahib should have waited on the conference of the board. Besides, an elderly officer of the scientific research ministry is a member of the board,” Maulana Azad added.
After taking charge as the chairman, Maulana Azad held numerous meetings not only to charm the dissatisfied elements in the spiritual circles, including Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai however likewise Fawad Chaudhry with the request that just one news requires to be made regarding sighting of the Ramazan as well as Shawal moon.
” We are holding the upcoming conference for the discovery of Ramazan moon on April 13 in Peshawar and also Mufti Popalzai has actually been requested to attend it or send out any one of his reps to ensure that an agreement choice is made,” the chairman stated.
Besides, for the very first time the central board has established Rue-i-Hilal boards at the area level to guarantee that witnesses can be analyzed at ground degree.
Meanwhile, the priest in his tweet claimed: “The moon will certainly be clearly spotted in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar as well as Karachi.”
Pinned with his current message was an additional tweet concerning the Ruet mobile application which he has been promoting considering that 2019. The five-step application aids individuals spot the precise location of the moon by holding the mobile phone towards the skies.
Fawad Chaudhry had actually said earlier that in this contemporary age every problem has actually been resolved with the help of scientific knowledge and also only those countries are making progress that are using scientific research.
“Islam and science are not contradictory yet the value of understanding in Islam differentiates it from other religious beliefs,” the priest said.
Earlier in January, the Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Khabir had expressed his determination to make use of scientific knowledge in moon discovery within the limits of Sharia in order to finish repeated controversies surrounding religious celebrations such as Eids.
Preacher Chaudhry had ensured Maulana Khabir of complete participation from his ministry in sighting the moon.
He claimed his workplace would support the committee in order to reach agreement pertaining to the sighting of the moon with the help of science.
In the past, the Ruet-i-Hilal Board had opposed the Ministry of Science and also Technology’s offers to make use of clinical proof to introduce occasions of Islamic importance.
To end controversies bordering religious events, the ministry likewise established a lunar schedule, which consists of all the dates of Islamic occasions in Pakistan, including Ramazan, Eidul Fitr, Eidul Azha and also Muharram for the following five years. But the committee opposed any type of help from the ministry, cautioning Fawad Chaudhry not to interfere in matters he did not comprehend.