The Hijri year of 1441 has begun with the sighting of the moon of Muharram-ul-Haram in Pakistan as announced by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee here on Saturday evening.
The committee announced that Muharram, the first month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar will begin from Sunday, Sept 1, 2019 and the day of Ashura will fall on Tuesday, Sept 10.
Interestingly, both months of Islamic calendar and Roman calendar – Muharram and September – will go together side by side. The meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was presided over by its chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman at the Meteorological Complex in Karachi to sight the moon of Muharram.
Zonal Committees also held their meetings in major cities to collect evidences of moon sighting. They sent the evidences to the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee which made the final decision.