Ramazan moon sighted, holy month to begin tomorrow

Meetings of the zonal committees were also held in provincial capitals.

Mufti Munibur Rehman said that testimonies of the Ramazan Moon sighting were received from various parts of Pakistan including Lower Dir, Buner, Nathia Gali, Abbottabad and Quetta among other areas. "The first fast will be observed across Pakistan on Thursday".

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi felicitated the Muslim world on the advent of Ramazan. Scores of Islamic faithful usually commemorate the month-long period with dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers. Earlier this month, it had announced, "According to astronomical parameters, there is Fair Chance of sighting the new moon of Ramzan, 1439 AH on the evening of 16-05-2018 i.e. on 29th of Shaban, 1439 AH".

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

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.

In Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the crescent was sighted on Tuesday.

The others are the profession of faith ("there is no God but Allah and Mohammed (PBUH) is his messenger"), the obligation to pray five times a day, charity, and the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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