The Ruet': Fawad Chaudhry proclaims launch of moonsighting cellular app

Following the launch of Pakistan’s first official moonsighting web site, Federal Minister for Science and Expertise Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday introduced the provision of a cellular software which shows the assorted phases of, and different real-time details about, the moon.

The app, named ‘The Ruet’, is accessible on the Google Play retailer for obtain.

Please obtain in your telephone to see Moon

— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) Might 30, 2019


In accordance with the outline offered on Google Play for the app, “The Ruet is a utility and knowledge software associated to moon and sighting of moon in Pakistan by Ministry of Science and Expertise.”

The primary options of the app listed on the shop are:

Present part and age of the moon.
Islamic Hijri Calendar.
Setting location manually to any coordinates in Pakistan.
New moon particulars by Islamic months.
Moon phases calendar.
Moon, Solar and all main planets’ positions on the interactive sky simulation.
The app’s ‘Phases’ characteristic showcasing the part of the moon on the chosen date. — Google Play retailer
Earlier this week, Chaudhry had introduced the launch of the web site,, by the science and expertise ministry “to halt the moonsighting controversy” that rears its head within the nation yearly prior to non secular festivals.

The minister took the initiative for growing the web site and the app after disagreeing with the way in which the moon was sighted by the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee.

He mentioned the way in which of sighting the moon by Islamic colleges of considered Imam Hambal and Imam Shaafai was totally different. “Imam Hambal helps bodily sighting of moon whereas Imam Shaafai recommends scientific methods for it.”

Chaudhry had additionally questioned the knowledge of spending massive sums of cash on moonsighting yearly after the Nationwide Meeting was knowledgeable just lately that an quantity of Rs3.06 million was spent on the sighting of the moon for Muharram, Ramazan, Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha final 12 months.

He had mentioned that it was time science and expertise had been utilised to finish the controversy.