- Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet in Quetta tomorrow to sight Muharram crescent.
- Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad to chair the meeting in Quetta to sight Muharram-ul-Haram crescent.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting tomorrow in Quetta, with the aim of sighting the crescent of Muharram-ul-Haram. The meeting will be chaired by Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad.
The committee comprises members from both the Central and Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, Pakistan Meteorological Department, and the Ministry of Science and Technology. The purpose of the meeting is to determine the beginning of the Islamic month of Muharram-ul-Haram based on the sighting of the new moon.
In another meeting, Lahore Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rafia Haider presided over the gathering to review the preparations for the upcoming Muharram processions in the city. The meeting focused on ensuring the smooth flow of the processions and the safety of the participants.
It was reported that the district government of Lahore has taken the necessary steps to prepare for the Muharram processions. Specific areas such as Pandu Street, Walled City Lahore, Shadman, Thokar Niaz Baig, and Model Town have been given special attention in terms of security and logistical arrangements.
These preparations are crucial to ensure that the Muharram processions can proceed without any disruptions. Muharram is a significant month in the Islamic calendar, particularly for the Shia Muslim community, as it marks the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions in the Battle of Karbala. The processions during this time are an integral part of the religious rituals observed by the community.
In conclusion, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting and the preparations for Muharram processions in Lahore signify the importance of religious observances and the commitment to ensuring their smooth execution. These initiatives highlight the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders to facilitate the religious practices and traditions of the Muslim community in Pakistan.