lunar calendar depends on the sighting of the moon and usually, there is
confusion as to whether the moon has been sighted or not. This confusion and anxiety is most palpable
at the time of Ramadhan and ‘Eid Ul Fitr.
To quell this anxiety, Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His
Mercy on him) founded a committee “Ruyat-e-Hilaal Committee”. He included erudite scholars and astronomers
in this committee and would also personally supervise it. This committee is still serving the populace
in Hyderabad, Deccan and surrounding areas.
(Matla ‘Ul Anwaar, Pg. No. 56; Anwaar Ul Anwaar, Pg. No. 112-115)