Ramadan 2018 to begin on Thursday, moon sighted in India

Ramadan Moon: Ruet e Hilal Committee Meeting Will Be Held Today

Ramadan Moon: Ruet e Hilal Committee Meeting Will Be Held Today

After years, Pakistan joins other world countries to observe beginning of the fasting month on the same day. The moon was sighted in Delhi. The moon sighting committees will hold special meeting today after Salate Maghrib and ascertain, if any, reports of moon sighting.

Mufti Muneeb made the announcement while addressing a press conference in Karachi after the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee concluded its meeting. In case the new moon is not sighted today, then Ramadan in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asia countries will begin on Friday May 18, 2018.

Earlier, the Australian National Imams Council declared that Ramazan will begin today (Thursday).

Ramadan will also start from 17 May in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Oman, Indonesia, and several other countries.


Ramadan is the holy month of Islam and Muslims eagerly wait for the Ramadan moon sighting.

During the holy month, all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions will follow new office timing as announced by the government.

Jamiat Ul Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Information Secretary Abdul Jalil Jan, when contacted by this scribe, expressed pleasure over same-day fasting throughout the country and praised the committee in this respect. Scores of Islamic faithful usually commemorate the month-long period with dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) during that month.

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