Pakistan is all set to welcome the holy month of Ramadan today, 23 March 2023, after the sighting of the crescent moon was confirmed on Wednesday evening. The announcement was made by the Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Moulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabeer Azad, who confirmed that the moon has been seen in several parts of the country.
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Ramadan is one of the most important months in the Islamic calendar, observed by millions of Muslims around the world with fasting, prayer, and acts of charity. It is a time of spiritual reflection, self-discipline, and increased devotion to Allah.
The sighting of the crescent moon, which marks the start of Ramadan, is determined by a committee in Pakistan. The committee received multiple reports of the crescent being sighted after Wednesday evening, which were then verified before the announcement was made.
Muslims across Pakistan are now preparing for the holy month, with many buying food and supplies to prepare for the month-long fast that starts at sunrise and ends at sunset. It is also a time of joy, celebration, and spiritual renewal.
The announcement was made by Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad at a press conference in Peshawar. The committee met at Peshawar’s Eidgah to confirm the sighting, and the zonal and district Ruet-i-Hilal committees also held separate meetings.
Meanwhile, in neighboring India, the Ramadan crescent was not sighted on Wednesday evening. As a result, the holy month will begin on Friday, March 24, according to Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali.
However, in Saudi Arabia, Ramadan will begin today, as the crescent moon was sighted on Tuesday. The Crescent Sighting Committee in neighboring Qatar also announced Thursday as the first day of Ramadan.