“As a result, it was determined that the first Ramazan would be observed on Sunday, April 3, 2022.“
Ramadan In Foreign Countries
Countries around the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, have already begun to mark the holy month of Ramazan, with the first fast being observed today.
Following the announcement of the moon sighting, President Arif Alvi offered congratulations to the country on the occasion of the beginning of Ramazan.
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا رمضان المبارک 1443ھ کے موقع پر قوم کے نام پیغام
رمضان المبارک کے بابرکت اور مقدس مہینے کی پوری پاکستانی قوم اور امت مسلمہ کو مبارکباد پیش کرتا ہوں۔ اللہ تعالیٰ نے ہمیں ایک مرتبہ پھر رحمتوں عظمتوں اور مغفرتوں والا ماہ مقدس نصیب کیا ہے۔#رمضان_كريم pic.twitter.com/Jny9RW52bm
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) April 2, 2022
Pakistan’s president prayed on Twitter that “may ALLAH assist us in benefiting from the benefits of Ramazan” and that “may ALLAH help us put Pakistan on the road of growth.“
Statement of Pakistan Meteorological Department
Due to the fact that the Pakistan Meteorological Department-PMD had said that the odds of seeing the moon were “very probable,” it was believed that the moon will be seen.
The first sighting of the holy month’s moon came a day after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and numerous other nations announced that they will begin observing the holy month from today forward.
However apart from the United Arab Emirates, countries that support the Saudi Arabian moon sighting include Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Chechnya, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq (Sunnis support Saudi), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Sudan, Sweden.
Zaid Statement For Guidance of Whole Country
Zaid urged for national unity and emphasised that the Ulema are the ultimate source of guidance for the whole country.
Aside from that, the provincial and district moon sighting committees had their own meetings around the same time as well. According to early reports, the crescent moon was plainly visible in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, as well as other cities.
It has long been a matter of disagreement in the nation that the sighting of the moon at the beginning and conclusion of Ramazan occurs. Consequently, as a direct result of the struggle, the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal areas have been cut off from the rest of the country and are forced to celebrate Eid on two different dates.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasted that the holy month of Ramadan will begin on Sunday, April 3rd, according to forecasts issued on Saturday, April 2nd.
Prediction About Ramadan
According to the prediction, although cloudy weather is predicted in certain areas on April 2, bright skies are expected for the rest of the country on that day.
The Islamic month of Ramazan is a time for Muslims to fast, pray, and reflect on their lives. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
Muslims celebrate a month-long fast to honour the first revelation to Prophet Muhammad, which takes place during this month (PBUH).
In the month of Ramadan, all Muslims above the age of 18 are obligated to fast from the time of sunrise until the time of sunset.