Ramazan moon sighted in Pakistan, holy month to begin from Thursday

KARACHI: The Islamic holy month of Ramazan will commence in Pakistan from Thursday, Chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced.

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Mufti Muneeb said evidences of moon-sighting were reported from various areas of the country, confirming the commencement of the month of fasting.

Muslims all over the world fast during the days of this holy month, and make special prayers at nights. The month of Ramzan traditionally begins with a new moon sighting, marking the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.

During this period, the Muslims who fast abstains from food, drink, and other prohibited activities during daylight hours.

Ramazan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again. Eid-ul- Fitr is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramazan.

It is pertinent to mention that moon was not sighted in Middle East, Saudia Arbaia and UAE. Therefore, the first day of Ramzan in major parts of the Muslim world will be on Thursday.

President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Asif Ali Zardari, Former PM Nawaz Sharif, Ammer Jamaat-e-islami Sirajul Haq have wished Ramazan Mubarak to all the Muslims across the world.

Newsone also wishes Ramazan Mubarak to all the Muslims of the world.

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