Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Moon sighted, first Ramzan on Thursday

Moon sighted, first Ramzan on Thursday

Chairman of the committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman presided over the meeting.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department the crescent of Ramzan is likely to be sighted today (Wednesday). In Karachi, the sun will set at 7:10pm and the moon will be observed 61 minutes after.

On Tuesday, Khalid Ejaz Mufti, the Secretary General of the Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council (RHRC) had said that the holy month could begin from Thursday despite the fact that Ramazan moon was not sighted in Gulf and the Far East countries.

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. The partly cloudy weather is expected in most of the areas.

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The committee also called on citizens to visit their nearest mosque before contacting them, and provide their location, CNIC number, and the Imam of the mosque. Millions of Muslims around the world will begin the fasting month of Ramzan on Thursday.

Ramadan will also start from 17 May in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Oman, Indonesia, and several other countries.

Apart from Saudi Arabia, Muslims will start observing Ramazan in Malaysia, Australia, England, Japan, UAE, Gulf nations, USA and other countries across the globe on Thursday.

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