QUETTA: The moon of Muharram ul Harram was not sigted today and now the first Muharram will be on Sunday (July 31).
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Friday could not sight the Muharram-ul-Haram moon, which will mark the beginning of the new Islamic year, 1444 AH. This means that Youm-e-Ashura will be observed on August 9 and the first of Muharram will be Sunday.
Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Moulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad presided over the meeting, which took place at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Quetta.
“In pursuance of the decision of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, in its meeting held today at Quetta, the federal government in the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony hereby announce that the moon of the Muharram-ul-Haram 1444 AH has not sighted, therefore the 1st Muharram-ul-Haram shall commence from Sunday (July 31), the statement released by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony read.