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Moon sighted in Pakistan, first of Ramzan on Sunday

Moon sighted in Pakistan, first of Ramzan on Sunday


Moon sighted in Pakistan, first of Ramzan on Sunday

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Ramazan-ul-Mubarak moon has been sighted and tomorrow (April 3, 2002) will be first Ramazan.

This was announced by Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad in Peshawar today. The committee’s meeting was held with chairman Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad in chair.

“The climate was clear at a number of places in Pakistan and we received moon-sighting testimonies from Lahore, Islamabad, Narowal, Sialkot, Kasur, Pakpattan, Kharian among others,” Maulana Azad said.

“Therefore, it was decided that first Ramazan will be on April 3, 2022 on Sunday.”

Significance of Ramazan

Ramadan is one of the most important months to Muslims. It is a time of increased worship, spiritual cleansing, good deeds and acts of charity. In light of Allah’s love and mercy towards us, the reward for every good deed in Ramadan is multiplied by 70.

The last 10 days and nights hold even more significance as they are full of even greater reward and blessings. These days are a chance for us to reap the benefits of Ramadan and seek salvation before the month comes to an end.

The word Ramadan is derived from the Arabic word  ar-ramad , which means scorching heat. It is considered that this time angel Gabriel revealed the words of the Quran to Muhammad. The fast is done as the most priority to the spiritual purification of an individual.

During the holy month, Muslims wake up early to eat a pre-dawn meal called suhoor, and they break their fast with a meal referred to as iftar.

It is common for mosques to host large iftars, especially for the poor and needy. Nightly prayers called Tarawih are also held in mosques after iftar.

Different cultures have different traditions during Ramadan, whether it is a special food they must cook, or eating iftar with the extended family. Islamic tenets such as generosity inspired most of these traditions, including sharing food and inviting guests over for iftar.