Eid-ul-Azha moon sighting likely on Oct 6

ISLAMABAD: Pakistanis are likely to celebrate the Eid-ul-Azha on Oct 16 as moon sighting is likely to take place on Oct 06, Sunday.

“The moon’s age will be of 36 hours on October 6 and for moon sighting, the moon should be of 31 hours,” Pakistan Met Department said.

The event is celebrated in loving memory of Prophet Abrahim (AS) and his sacrifice of his son for the sake of Allah. During the three days of celebrations, Muslims across the globe sacrifice animals and distribute meat among friends, neighbours and needy persons to share the happiness.

The moon sighting will be possible within 41 minutes after the sun sets on Sunday.

“The crescent is likely to be easily witnessed in Peshawar and Karachi cities,” the Met officials further said.