ISLAMABAD: The Holy month of Ramazan is expected to begin from May 28, (Sunday), as there is very thin chance of sighting of the moon today, Pakistan’s Meteorological Department has said.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is meeting today (Friday) for sighting of the crescent at Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.
Committee chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman will preside over the meeting of the body that decides the sighting of moon after collecting evidence from across the country.
Regional and Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees that help the central committee collect evidence will hold their meetings in their respective areas, according to Geo News.
The Met Department will apprise the committee regarding scientific position of the crescent.
Muslims all over the world fast during the days of this month and make special prayers at night. The month of Ramazan traditionally begins with a new moon sighting, marking the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
During this period, the Muslims who keep fast abstain from food, drink, and other certain activities during daylight hours.
Ramazan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again. Eid-ul- Fitr is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramazan.