Ramadan moon 2021 sighted in Pakistan, first fast to be observed on April 14
Ramadan moon 2021 sighted, The moon for the holy month of Ramadan 2021
was sighted in Pakistan on Tuesday evening, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced.
The first of Ramadan will fall on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. A meeting of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was held today to sight the crescent moon of the blessed month.
Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Maulana Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad presided over the meeting in Peshawar.
This was the first Ramadan moon sighting by the Ruet committee under Maulana Azad,
who was appointed chairman of the body by the federal government in December last year, replacing Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.
Earlier in the day, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had also said
that there was a clear possibility of the sighting of the Ramadan moon this evening (April 13).
According to the Met Office, the moon of the month of Ramzan was born at 7:32 am
last morning and will be visible for more than 35 hours.
Meanwhile President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the nation and the Muslim community
on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.
In their messages on the occasion, they said that Allah Almighty has provided
the people with an opportunity to fully benefit from His blessings in this holy month.
The president said that purification and also obedience to commandments of Allah Almighty are objectives of fasting.
The prime minister said that it is the individual and collective responsibility of the people to ensure compliance
with standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of coronavirus during the holy month.
“We have to combat this critical situation with unity,” he said.
Last week, RHC chief Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad told a press conference that Popalzai, who headed the unofficial moon-sighting
body at the historic Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in Peshawar, would extend full cooperation to the central Ruet body.
However said that the meeting would be held in Peshawar to develop consensus about the start of Ramadan across
the country the same day and ensure that no one complains about the sighting of the moon.
The start of the month is determined by the lunar calendar that, unlike the Gregorian calendar,
follows a 29- or 30-day cycle determined by the cycle of the moon.