Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet today for Ramazan moon-sighting

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet today for Ramazan moon-sighting

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet today for Ramazan moon-sighting

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will have first Ramzan on the same day after six years.

The Ramazan moon has been sighted and the first fast will be on May 17, 2018, the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee announced on Wednesday.

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

Reports here said that Central Ruehiyet-e-Hilal committee met to witness the moon in Islamabad.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department the crescent of Ramzan is likely to be sighted today (Wednesday).

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In Karachi, sunset will occur at 7:10 PM and the moon will be observed till 8:11 PM. The climate record forecasts the weather to be fair/partly cloudy in most parts of the country.

Evidence of moon sighting is collected from across the country through regional Ruet-e-Hial Committees. The moon was sighted in Delhi.

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.

The Australian National Imams Council had declared that the holy month of Ramazan will begin on Thursday.

The holy month traditionally begins with a new moon sighting, marking the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.

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