Ramadan Mubarik to Peshawar, others will have to wait | Pakistan Today

Ramadan Mubarik to Peshawar, others will have to wait

  • Ramadan begins in Pakistan Monday, gulf states and Peshawar to fast today
  • Mufti Muneeb says crescent not sighted, Masjid Qasim Khan’s Mufti Popalzai claims receiving several testimonies from across KP



The entire country will observe the first of Ramadan on Monday with an exception of Peshawar and some tribal areas where a local cleric claimed Saturday that he had received moon-sighting testimonies from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Soon after the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting, which was held in Karachi with Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman announcing that he had not received a single moon-sighting testimony from any part of the country, Mufti Shahbuddin Popal Zai of Peshawar’s Masjid Qasim Khan announced that he had received three testimonies from Bannu, eight from Hangu, 12 from Tangi, three from Tarnab Farm and two from Shahi Bala.

Moreover, according to sources five men had approached Masjid Qasim Khan late on Saturday to record their testimonies, apart from moon-sighting claims telephonically made from across KP.

Other zonal committees also met in the four provincial capitals to sight the Ramadan moon and concluded that Ramadan 1 will be observed on Monday.

Resultantly, a large number of people in Peshawar and some tribal agencies will be observing the first fast of the holy month today while the rest of the country will have to wait for tomorrow.


Earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Zakat, Auqaf and Religious Affairs Haji Habibur Rehman said the zonal committees should respect the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s decision and assist it in deciding a single date for the beginning of Ramadan across the country.

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  1. sobia said:

    i think the better solution of this problem is: Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting must be held in peshawar rather than karachi…. and govt persons try to watch moon there…
    same must be done for Eid….
    Another option is to take fatwa from saudi ulma… and invite them in peshawar to deliver khatab on this topic…..

    • safi said:

      At the End central Ruet-e-Hilal committee said that THis ramzan month is 27,28,29……..

  2. Saddiq said:

    we believe in so called democracy and every body talks about it then why there is no democracy in Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee why one man who is creating conflicts in the entire muslim nation of pakistan sitting on this seat for decades……. every one knows that he is strickly against the deobandi maktab and specialy muslims of Kpk… why not we elect chairman of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee through proper electoral system for limited time fram………………. it is beyond our thoughts that whats the purpose of keeping him at this golden chair………

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