Ramadan 2021 Moon: First Ramadan will be on April 14 in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Other Countries of the World will start the month of Ramadan on 13th April. 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. This year the holy month of Ramadan is to begin on 13th April in many countries around the world.
The Saudi Arabia moon gazers said that the Ramadan Moon 2021 is expected to be sighted on 12th April in the country and therefore the holy month of Ramadan will begin on the evening of 12h April while on 14th May there will be Eid-ul-Fitr. Millions of Muslims around the world will begin the holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday, 13th April 2021. After the declaration of the concerned authorities, the holy month of Ramazan 2021 is due to begin in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Malaysia and Middle East countries.
Ramadan 2021 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 2021 in Pakistan. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee headed by Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad will organize the moon sighting in Karachi to see the Ramadan moon in Pakistan.
The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will also receive the evidence concerning the sight of the crescent for the holy month of Ramazan 2021. This would be the first Ramadan moon in 2021 sighting under the new chairman, Moulana Azad, who was appointed by the federal government in December last year, replacing Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.
In Karachi, the sunset at 7:10 PM, and the moon were observed 18 minutes after sunset. The well-known astronomer and moon-sighting expert, Dr. Shahid Qureshi, said on TV that the Ramadan moon is expected to be sighted on April 13, 29 Sha’ban.
If it proved accurate as the Ramadan moon is sighted in Pakistan and the 1st Ramadan will start on the evening of 13th April (Wednesday).
The Chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad will officially announce that the Ramazan 2021 moon sighting in Pakistan and the 1st Ramadan ul Mubarak will be on 14th April.
The Ramadan moon 2021 can be sighted “clearly” on the evening of 13th April in the major cities of Pakistan, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday.
The minister revealed on the social media platform, he tweeted,
رمضان کا چاند 13 اپریل کی شام کو لاہور،اسلام آباد،پشاور سمیت کئ دیگر شہروں میں واضع طور پر دیکھا جاسکے گا اور چودہ اپریل کو پہلا روزہ ہو گا۔ خدا یہ رمضان سب کیلئے رحمت اور برکت کا باعث کرے آمین https://t.co/d0DXRoRQaw— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 3, 2021
Eid al-Fitr 2021
Eid al-Fitr meaning ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’, is a significant occasion for the Muslims that follows the month of Ramadan. If there will be 30 Rozas (fasts) in Pakistan then the Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 will be on 14th May.
Muslims celebrate Eid for up to three days, Eid al-Fitr 2021 does not begin until the sighting of the Shawwal moon although is expected to start on Thursday 13th May or Friday 14th May 2021.
Zakat and Sadaqah Al-Fitr in 2021:
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. 46,329, 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.46,329.
The official statement issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will be posted regarding the Sadaqah Al Fitr in 2021 in Pakistan.
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 the minimum sadqa al fitar is Rs.100 and everyone needs to pay it according to his/her financial conditions.
From the last few years, the Sadaqah Al Fitr was as per wheat rate was Rs.100, Rs.400 for barley, Raisins rates were Rs.1600 per person.
Roza Fidiya was Rs.1200 as per barley rate and Rs.48,000 as per dates and Raisins rates.
Roza na rakhne ka Kaffara was to feed 60 poor people or to give Rs.6,000 for wheat, Rs. 24,400 for barley, Rs. 96,000 for dates and Rs. 1,53,600 for raisin.
Ramadan timings for government offices in Pakistan
The federal government has announced the Ramadan timings for government offices. For the government offices working five days a week, the timings will be 08:00 am to 04:00 pm from Monday to Thursday whereas on Fridays, the office hours will be from 08:00 am to 01:00 pm.
You can check the official notification below:
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