1st Muharram 1431 will fall on Saturday 19 December 2009
Assalamoalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatoh
Thursday, 17 December 2009: (Pakistan: 29 Zulhijjah 1430)
Today, on my request, nearly 300 persons ( members of the moon-sighting committees of our institute "JAMIA-TUR-RASHEED" + my friends + their companions) tried to sight the moon all over Pakistan at more than 30 places but the moon could not be sighted. Weather was clear at many places especially in Karachi & western-most areas of Pakistan (Jivani e.g).
Note 1: Chairman of central official moon-sighting committee of Pakistan "Mufti Munee-bur-Rahman" told me on my mobile phone that as he did not receive any positive report of moon sighting from all over Pakistan, therefore he has officially announced that Friday 18 December 2009 is the 30th Zulhijjah and 1st Muharram 1431 will fall on Saturday 19 December 2009.