Eid Milad un Nabi (PBUH), the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), will be observed across the country on September 29 this year. The decision was made as the crescent marking the start of Rabi ul Awal for the Islamic year 1445AH was not sighted, as announced by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Saturday.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, under the chairmanship of Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, convened a meeting in Islamabad to determine the moon sighting and the commencement of the month of Rabi ul Awal.
The meeting was attended by members from both central and zonal committees, and it evaluated various moon sighting reports received from different parts of the country.
In a press conference held after the meeting, Maulana Azad stated, “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).”
With this announcement, Eid Milad un Nabi, which falls on the 12th of Rabi ul Awal, will be celebrated on September 29 this year.
The 12th of Rabi ul Awal holds immense significance for Muslims as it marks the observance of Eid Milad un Nabi, a day dedicated to commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The day is celebrated nationwide with deep religious fervor and enthusiasm. It is marked by public processions, events, and seminars that shed light on the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Prior to this announcement, the chief of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had addressed and rebuked rumors circulating about the moon sighting for Rabi ul Awal. He clarified that they had received no reports from any parts of the country regarding the sighting of the moon, leading to the decision to begin the month on September 18.