The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has sighted the Muharram-ul-Haram 2021 moon in Pakistan on Monday, which means Youm-e-Ashur will be observed on 19 August (Thursday). The sighting of the Muharram-ul-Haram 2021 moon marks the beginning of the new Islamic year, 1443 AH.
The announcement was made following a meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, which was chaired by Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad at the Deputy Commissioner Officer in Quetta. Meanwhile, the provincial and zonal committees also held their meetings today at their respective headquarters to sight the Muharram-ul-Haram 2021 moon.
Muharram is the month of mourning for the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.).
It is pertinent to mention that mobile phone services are expected to remain suspended in major cities at routes of processions on the 9th and 10th of Muharram.