Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets today to sight Ramazan moon

Ramadan Moon: Ruet e Hilal Committee Meeting Will Be Held Today

Millions of Muslims across the world are marking the first day of holy month of Ramazan.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet under the chair of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman today in Karachi for the sighting of Ramazan moon.

The PMD on May 4 had issued a handout stating that there are fair chances for the moon to be sighted on May 16 evening.

Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangaldesh normally begin Ramzan fasting a day later than Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries.

The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision in a meeting at its Islamic Foundation office this evening after reviewing reports on moon sighting for the holy month of Ramadan, an official release said today.

A new month in the Islamic Calendar is decided based on sighting of the crescent - the new moon, on the 29th day of an ongoing month.

Besides, Provincial and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees would also meet in their respective areas to collect the evidence about sighting of the moon.

Arrangements have begun for "namaz-e-taraveeh", special prayers offered every night throughout the month.

President Mamnoon said that the Holy Month of Ramadan teaches peace, brotherhood patience and perseverance.

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. Muslims around the world are making special arrangements for Iftar - the meal to break the fast, so that poor Muslims don't suffer.

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