Ramazan moon sighted in Pakistan, holy month to begin tomorrow

PESHAWAR: After the Ramazan moon sighting committee met in Peshawar with its head Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad in the chair and simultaneous meetings of other zonal and district committees were scheduled, the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee made the announcement on Wednesday that the Ramazan moon had been sighted. The holy month of Ramadan begins tomorrow, March 23.


Ramazan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, begins when a crescent moon is seen, and Muslims follow a lunar calendar with 12 months and 354 or 355 days in a year.

The month of Ramazan, when the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), is observed by the devoted through prayers and fasting.

During the holy month, all healthy Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset. However, pregnant, nursing, or menstruating women, young children, travelers, and those who are ill are not required to fast.

A prediction made by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) that today’s Ramazan moon sighting is very likely was made earlier in the day.

If the clouds clear, there is a good chance that Karachi will see the Ramazan crescent, according to the Met Department. It stated that on March 21 at 22-23 PST, the new moon of Ramazan 1444 AH was anticipated to be born at the crossing conjunction point.

A day sooner, the Ramazan moon was not located in Saudi Arabia and the main day of fasting will fall on Walk 23 (Thursday).

The details say that Sha’ban would end on March 22 (Wednesday), and the holy month would begin on March 23 (Thursday).



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