he moon for the blessed month of Ramadan was on Tuesday evening sighted in several parts of India and Pakistan, and the fasting will commence from today (Wednesday).
The holy month begins with a sighting of the new moon based on the Islamic lunar calendar, after which the religious authorities declare the start of Ramadan.
The Ramadan moon was on Tuesday evening sighted in Jammu and Kashmir and the fasting will commence from today (Wednesday), Grand Mufti, Nasir-ul-Islam said.
Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam said that the confirmation about the Ramadan moon has been received from everywhere in Jammu and Kashmir and thus the fasting will commence from today (Wednesday).
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Mufti Nasir Ul Islam wished all Muslims a blessed Ramadan.
“Let us welcome this month with good intentions to seek goodness for ourselves, our families and our community. Let us share the blessings of Ramadan. May Allah bless our efforts to overcome any challenges and make us people of faith and devotion,” he said.
Meanwhile, The month of Ramzan is considered the most auspicious period in the Islamic calendar. In Ramadan, the Muslims fast for about 29-30 days (depending on the moon-sighting). The Ramadan or Ramazan festival is observed in the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
All the Muslim devotees keep Rozas for a month and break their fasts only after the sunset. During these days, they do not eat and drink anything before breaking their fast. It is said that Ramadan is the commemoration of Prophet Muhammad’s first revelation.