Ramadan 2020 Expected To Begin From April 24 In Pakistan

Ramadan 2020 Expected To Begin From April 24 In Pakistan

Ramadan 2020: First Ramadan will begin on the eve of Friday 24th April in Pakistan and on 23rd April 2020 in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and other Middle East countries.

This year Ramadan for Muslims will be different any they have practiced before. Muslims across the globe start the month of Ramadan by saying no to food or drink from dawn to dusk, it always marked in a more somber manner.

This year due to the coronavirus pandemic means that the large public gatherings celebrating Ramadan will not to happen.

For millions around the world, the breaking of the fast is a communal event which this year will be limited to the closest of family relations.

Mosques around the world have either been closed or attendance has been restricted in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Closures are likely to continue in place for the predictable future in the interests of public safety.

Fasting is one of the five mandatory pillars of Islam. Muslims keep fasts in the holy month of Ramadan and seeks Allah’s blessings and forgiveness. The month of Ramadan is also a period of intense spirituality, self-control and an opportunity to reconnect with God. The Muslim faithful, following their evening meal, will engage in special nighttime prayers known as tarawih.

Many Muslims mark the occasion on the 27th night, which they call ‘Laylat ul Qadr’ or ‘The Night of Destiny’ with additional prayer.

This year the holy month of Ramadan is to begin on the eve of Friday 24th April in Pakistan in many countries around the world it will start on the eve on 23rd April.

The moon gazers (The Ministry of Science and Technology) said that the Ramadan Moon 2020 announced will be sighted in Pakistan on the evening of 24th April while on 25th April there will be the 1st Ramadan.

Millions of Muslims around the world will begin the holy month of Ramadan on Thursday, 23rd April, 2020.

After the declaration of the concerned authorities the holy month of Ramadan 2020 will begin in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Malaysia and Middle East countries.

Ramadan 2020 moon in Pakistan

On the other hand the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet at the head office in Karachi to see the Ramadan moon in Pakistan. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee headed by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will watch the Ramadan moon in Pakistan.

The Ruet-e-Hilal committee will also receive the evidence concerning sight of the crescent for the holy month of Ramadan.

The Chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will officially announce the Ramadan 2020 moon sighted in Pakistan and the 1st Ramadan ul Mubarak will be on 25th April.

If there will be 29 Rozas (fasts) in Pakistan then the Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 will be on Sunday 24th May (date may vary).

Here is the Ramadan 2020 calendar and sehr o iftar timing for Lahore:

Ramazan 2020DayApril-MaySehar FajrIftar
1Saturday25th April03:56 AM06:39 PM
2Sunday26th April03:55 AM06:39 PM
3Monday27th April03:54 AM06:40 PM
4Tuesday28th April03:32 AM06:41 PM
5Wednesday29th April03:51 AM06:41 PM
6Thursday30th April03:50 AM06:42 PM
7Friday1st May03:49 AM06:43 PM
8Saturday2nd May03:47 AM06:44 PM
9Sunday3rd May03:46 AM06:44 PM
10Monday4th May03:45AM06:45 PM
11Tuesday5th May03:44 AM06:46 PM
12Wednesday6th May03:43 AM06:46 PM
13Thursday7th May03:42 AM06:47 PM
14Friday8th May03:40 AM06:48 PM
15Saturday9th May03:39 AM06:48 PM
16Sunday10th May03:38 AM06:49 PM
17Monday11th May03:37 AM06:50 PM
18Tuesday12th May03:36 AM06:51 PM
19Wednesday13th May03:35 AM06:52 PM
20Thursday14th May03:34 AM06:53 PM
21Friday15th May03:33 AM06:53 PM
22Saturday16th May03:32 AM06:54 PM
23Sunday17th May03:32 AM06:55 PM
24Monday18th  May03:30 AM06:55 PM
25Tuesday19th May03:30 AM06:56 PM
26Wednesday20th May03:29 AM06:57 PM
27Thursday21th May03:28 AM06:57 PM
28Friday22th May03:27 AM06:58 PM
29Saturday23th May03:26AM06:58 PM
30Sunday24th May03:26 AM06:59 PM

Zakat and Sadaqah Al-Fitr

The Sadaqah Al Fitr is different from the annual payment of Zakat and Muslims have to pay it before the Eid-ul-Fitr Prayer.

This year the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has fixed the Nisab for Zakat deduction on bank accounts at Rs.39,198 for the current Islamic year. Under the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance 1980, no Zakat would be deducted in case a bank account has less than Rs.39,198.

On the other hand, the amount of Sadaqah Al Fitr is not yet announced by the concerned authorities. Last year the Chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman had declared that minimum sadqa al fitar is Rs.100 and every one need to pay it according to his/her financial conditions.

Last year the Sadaqah Al Fitr was as per wheat rate was Rs.100, Rs.400 for barley, Raisins rates was Rs.1600 per person.

Roza Fidiya was Rs.12,000 as per barley rate and Rs.48,000 as per dates and Rs.57,600 for Raisins rates.

Roza na rakhne ka Kaffara is to feed 60 poor people or to give Rs.6,000 for wheat, Rs. 24,000 for barley, Rs. 96,000 for dates and Rs1,15,200 for raisin.

For more updates regarding the Sadaqah Al Fitr for Ramadan 2020 stay in touch with daytimes.pk

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