PESHAWAR: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Tuesday that the moon of the holy month of Ramadan has been sighted in the country.
Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad made the announcement after heading the session of the central committee held in Peshawar. He announced that Ramadan 1, 1441 Hijri, will fall on April 14, 2021. The regional and zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees also held meetings in different parts of the country to assist the Central Committee to reach a decision. It is noteworthy that the moon sighting committee of Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced that the Ramadan moon was not sighted in KSA. Today is the first day of Ramadan in the Kingdom.
Ramadan, in which the faithful abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset, will also begin on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. During the day, Muslims must abstain from eating, drinking, gossip and cursing, and are encouraged to focus on meditative acts like prayer, reading the Quran and charity. There are exceptions to fasting for children, the elderly, the sick, women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating, and people travelling