Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Urdu Web Newspaper Live-TV(UK) Live-TV(PK)
Urdu Web Newspaper
Live-TV(UK) Live-TV(PK)

Ramadan moon sighted in Pakistan, holy month begins on Wednesday

Ramadan moon sighted in Pakistan, holy month begins on Wednesday
April 13, 2021

PESHAWAR (92 News) - The Ramadan crescent moon has been sighted in Pakistan, meaning the holy month will officially begin on Wednesday, April 14, according to an official announcement from the country's Ruet-e-Hilal Committee for the moon sighting.

The sighting of the moon was confirmed by Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad.

Speaking to the journalists, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad said that the moon of Ramadan has sighted in Lahore and Islamabad. "People will observe first 'Roza' tomorrow," he maintained.

According to the Met department, the moon will be visible for over 35 hours after sunset. People will observe first Roza and Eid together on the same day across the country.

A meeting of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee for the moon sighting of the month of Ramadan held in Peshawar to sight the Ramadan crescent.

It is pertinent to mention here that Muslims follow a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days. Sighting a crescent moon heralds the start of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.