ISLAMABAD – The lunar moon for Ramazan has been sighted in Pakistan and the primary day of the fasting month might be noticed on Thursday throughout the nation.
This 12 months, the holy month has began throughout Pakistan together with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) together with Saudi Arabia, UAE and different Gulf nations on the identical day.
The announcement was made by Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munibur Rehman after chairing a gathering on the Pakistan Meteorological Division Advanced, Karachi on Wednesday night.
After the announcement, Pakistan, after a decades-long lapse, has joined different world nations in beginning the fasting month on the identical day.
Listed here are the Iftar and Sehri timings throughout Ramadan in main cities of Pakistan:
Fiqa Hanafi (Sunni) & Fiqa Jafria (Shia) have dawn time variations in calculation algorithm. Followers of Fiqh Jafria are requested so as to add 10-12 minutes to their Sehar and Iftar occasions since their calculation differ barely.
Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, the UK, Australia and Japan may also start the holy month type Thursday.
Ramazan is held in the course of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is a time for religious reflection, acts of charity and spending time with family members.
It’s also a month when Muslims quick. This implies no consuming or ingesting between dawn and sundown, which is necessary throughout Ramazan because it permits Muslims to dedicate themselves additional to their religion, finally changing into nearer to Allah.
The rationale why Muslims quick is as a result of it is likely one of the 5 Pillars of Islam, the opposite pillars being religion, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to Makkah – the Holy Metropolis.
Earlier than dawn, Muslims eat a meal (Sehar) after which one other meal (Iftar) after sundown. The one those who don’t have to quick throughout Ramazan are kids, the aged, pregnant girls and those that are travelling or who’re sick.
Ramazan falls at a unique time every year as a result of the Islamic calendar relies on lunar cycles, which implies there isn’t a set date.
This 12 months, Eid-ul Fitr is prone to be noticed on June 15 (Friday) or June 16 (Saturday).