Muharram moon sighted, Ashura on Nov 25

Special security measures have been taken with regard to activities during the holy month.

Web Desk November 15, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The moon of Muharramul Haram 1434 AD has been sighted in the country and the Ashura would fall on Sunday, November 25, Express News reported.

The moon sighting marks the beginning of a new Islamic year, which starts from November 16.

Special security measures have been taken with regard to the activities that take place during the holy month.

Cinemas, hotels, CD and music shops will remain closed in some parts of the country.

In Karachi, around 50 religious leaders and orators have been banned from entering some of city’s districts. These individuals have been asked to not attend any religious gathering or make any speeches during this period.

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Genius | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

This moon was seen 24 hours ago in Mauritius on the evening of Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012. Cosequently in all countries East of Mauritius the firstday will be Friday Nov. 16, 2012 whereas in Mauritius and in all the countries West of it all the way to the Americas the firrst day is Thursday.

Syed | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Hairaan. I won't be surprised that people like you exist. You must be from Pakistan.

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