Ramazan moon sighted, first fast on July 21

The announcement was made by Chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, Mufti Munib ur Rehman.

Web Desk July 20, 2012

KARACHI: The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee announced on Friday that the moon of the holy month of Ramazan has been sighted in the country.

The announcement was made by Chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, Mufti Munib ur Rehman, after chairing the meeting of the committee held at Meteorological (Met) Office.

He announced that Ramazan 1, 1433 Hijri, will fall on July 21, 2012.

The month of Ramazan began in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen on July 20, as well as for Lebanon’s Sunni Muslims.


Muslimah | 10 years ago | Reply

what a load of non sense....... and every single year we fast and celebrate BOTH eids later than the rest of the world.... and the worst part is... eid-ul- adha has nothing to do with moon sighting.... its obvious that pakistan is trying hard not to follow saudi arabia ( which is what they call it when you argue that this is wrong) they dont realize that there is are thousands of other muslims elsewhere who do the moon sighting... its like saudi is a thorn in their backs...

Ahmer Ali | 10 years ago | Reply

This is the first time when Ramadan is being started through out Pakistan on the same day and hope that Eid shall be celebrated on the same day whereas in some areas of KPK last time Ramadan and Eid were one day earlier than in the other three provinces.Thanks to Pathans on it....... Most especially important Ramadan teaches us patience,tolerance,calmness and tranquility and trains us for the facing of any types of circumstances either positive or negative and grows in our souls humility,humanity,honor,grace,respect and dignity for ourselves and for the others.Therefore we have never to take Holy Ramadan as an ordinary month.

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ


Most Read