Ramazan moon sighted, fasting month begins from tomorrow

Lester Mason
May 16, 2018

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The Ruet e Hilal Committee requested citizens to see the moon through binoculars or the naked eye.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the new moon will be born on crossing conjunction point at 16:49 PM on May 15 so there is fair chance of sighting the new moon of Ramazan today. In Karachi, the sun will set at 7:10 PM, and there will be 61 minutes window for sighting the moon. The partly cloudy weather is expected in most of the areas.

Ramadan is the holy month of Islam and Muslims eagerly wait for the Ramadan moon sighting.

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 holy month for the Islamic year 1439 Hijri will begin from Thursday.

Ramazan will begin on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, England as well as in other countries.

During this period, Muslims keep fast abstain from food, drink, and other certain activities during daylight hours and make special prayers at night.

Ramazan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again.

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