The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Thursday announced that the holy month of Ramazan would begin from Saturday (tomorrow) as the moon had not been sighted in the country.
“No acceptable and Shariah-compliant testimonies were received from any part of the country,” Mufti Muneebur Rehman, the chairman of the committee, said after a meeting of the body held at the Met Office in Karachi to sight the moon. “Therefore, the first Ramazan will be on Saturday, April 25.”
The crescent for the holy month has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Indian state of Karnataka and fasting will begin there from Friday (today).
Soon after the announcement, many celebs and famous personalities took to social media to send their warm wishes.
Celebrities including Sajal Aly, Ali Kazmi, Sonam Kapoor and others extended their heartfelt messages. Here's what they had to say:
رمضان مبارك— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) April 23, 2020
Wishing a blessed Ramadan to Muslims observing the month at home this year. By coming together virtually, we’ll be able to stay connected and still honour the values at the heart of Islam - compassion, peace, and service to others. Ramadan Mubarak! https://t.co/sJg0aRUP0a pic.twitter.com/Bl2ESHvICH— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 23, 2020
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