Nation observes first of Ramazan with religious fervour

Pakistan       by Sarfraz Ali | Published

The moon was sighted in Delhi.

The meeting was held at the main office of the Meteorological Department where evidence of moon sighting was collected.

The committee led by Mufti Muneebur Rehman met for sighting of the Ramazan moon. Otherwise, the next day is counted as the 30th and last day of the ongoing month and the next day is the first day of the new month. Therefore, the month of Ramzan will begin there on Thursday, May 17.

He added the age of the new moon on Wednesday evening will be more than 26 hours in all cities of Pakistan, and the difference between sunset and moonset will be 58-60 minutes.

This year, the holy month has started across Pakistan including Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) along with Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf countries on the same day. If it happens, it will one of the rarest occasions, when Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangaldeh will start Ramadan along with Muslims I Arab and Western countries.

Ramadan is the holy month of Islam and Muslims eagerly wait for the Ramadan moon sighting.

President Mamnoon said that the Holy Month of Ramadan teaches peace, brotherhood patience and perseverance. It is followed by the Eid al-Fitr festival. Scores of Islamic faithful usually commemorate the month-long period with dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.

Jamiat Ul Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Information Secretary Abdul Jalil Jan, when contacted by this scribe, expressed pleasure over same-day fasting throughout the country and praised the committee in this respect.

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