Pakistan turns to science, infuriating moonsighting mullahs

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on May 10, 2019
The beginning of the ninth and holiest month in the Muslim calendar -- as well as the Eid holidays and the mourning month of Muharram -- is determined by the sighting of the new moon. In Pakistan a cleric-led "moonsighting committee" announces when the fasting should begin, but for decades it has faced disputes over the accuracy...

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