Ramadan Moon Sighted in Pakistan
The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is known as Ramadan in Arabic. It is one of the holiest and most blissful months for Muslims, which is one of Islam’s Five Pillars.
In a moment of joy and celebration, the sighting of the Ramadan moon has been officially confirmed in Pakistan. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced this after receiving multiple reports of moon sightings from various parts of the country on Thursday, March 23rd, 2023.
The committee responsible for determining the start of Islamic months in Pakistan convened a meeting to verify the sightings and make an official declaration. During a press conference, the committee chairman, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, announced that the Ramadan moon had been sighted in several parts of the country, including Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.
With the sighting of the moon, Muslims across Pakistan will commence their month-long observance of Ramadan on Thursday, March 23rd, 2023. During this time, Muslims will engage in fasting from dawn to sunset, as well as an increase in spiritual devotion, charitable giving, and community service.
Ramadan is regarded as one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar. It is an opportunity for Muslims to reflect on their faith, seek forgiveness for their sins, and reconnect with their spirituality. It is also a time for families and friends to gather and break their fast together in the evening, a practice known as iftar.
The announcement of the Ramadan moon sighting was met with widespread excitement and enthusiasm among Muslims in Pakistan, who eagerly anticipate this holy month each year. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many have expressed their commitment to observing Ramadan with the same devotion and dedication as in previous years.
The government of Pakistan has urged all citizens to observe Ramadan with caution. As the holy month of Ramadan begins, Muslims in Pakistan and worldwide look forward to a month of spiritual growth, self-reflection, and acts of kindness and generosity.
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