'Moon not sighted, Ramadan to begin from Tuesday'

Chairman Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, Mufti MuneeburRehman has announced that the moon for the month of Ramadan was not sighted on Sunday, and that the holy month will begin from Tuesday.

“No acceptable testimonies of moon sighting were received from any part of Pakistan,” said Rehman. “This was a decision taken through mutual cooperation and after [incorporating] expert advice.”

Meanwhile, a meeting of Ruyat-e-Hilal Committee, Imarat-e-Sharaiyah-Hind was held today at the central office of JamiatUlama-i-Hind in New Delhi.

“It was decided to announce that the moon has not been sighted in Delhi and there was no report of moon from any part of the Country. MaulanaMuizuddinRuyat-e-Hilal Committee, Imarat-e-Sharaiyah-Hind, has therefore, declared that the 1st Ramadan falls on Tuesday 07th May beginning day of fasting,” Muizuddin Ahmad secretary, Ruyat-e-Hilal Committee said in a statement.