Ramadan 2023 in Pakistan to be on March 23

Ramadan 2023 in Pakistan to be on March 23

Ramadan 2023 in Pakistan will start on the eve of Wednesday, 22nd March.

Ramadan 2023 Moon: First Ramadan in Pakistan will be on Thursday, March 23, Saudi Arabia and Other Countries of the World will start the month of Ramadan on 22nd March. Fasting is one of the five mandatory pillars of Islam. Muslims keep fasts in the holy month of Ramadan and seek Allah’s blessings and forgiveness. This year the holy month of Ramadan is to begin on Wednesday 22nd March in many countries around the world.

The Saudi Arabia moon gazers said that the Ramadan Moon 2023 is to be sighted on 21st March in the country and therefore the holy month of Ramadan will begin on the evening of Wednesday 22nd March while on 21st April there will Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to fall. Millions of Muslims worldwide will begin the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday, 22nd March 2023. After the declaration of the concerned authorities, the sacred month of Ramazan 2023 is due to begin in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Malaysia, Middle East countries, the UK, the USA, Afghanistan, Iran, South Africa, Indonesia, and Malaysia on the 22nd of March 2023. On the other hand, the first Ramadan 2023 will be on 24th March in India, Bangladesh, and other countries.

Ramadan 2023 moon in Pakistan

On the other hand, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet at the head office in Peshawar to see the Ramadan moon 2023 in Pakistan. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee headed by Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad will organize the moon sighting in Peshawar 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 2023. This would be the first Ramadan moon in 2023  sighting under the new chairman, Moulana Azad, who was appointed by the federal government in December 2022, replacing Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.

In Karachi, after sunset, the moon will be observed for 18 minutes. A statement from the meteorological department revealed that the new moon of Ramadan, 1444 AH, will be born on crossing conjunction point at 22:23 PST on 21st March 2023, and there is a good chance of the Ramadan moon sighting on the eve of 22nd March on 29th of Shaban, 1444 AH.

If it proved accurate and the Ramadan Chand in Pakistan is sighted the 1st Ramadan will start on the evening of 22nd March (Wednesday).

Official Declaration of Ramadan 2023 in Pakistan:

The Chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad has officially announced that the Ramazan moon sighting in Pakistan and the 1st Ramadan ul Mubarak will be on 23rd March.

The Ramadan Chand in Pakistan is sighted “clearly” on the evening of 22nd March in the major cities of Pakistan therefore the first Roza in Pakistan will be on 23rd March.

Eid al-Fitr 2023 in Pakistan: 

Eid al-Fitr meaning ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’, is a significant occasion for Muslims that follows the month of Ramadan. If there will be 30 Rozas (fasts) in Pakistan then the Eid-ul-Fitr 2023 will be on the 21st of April.

Muslims celebrate Eid for up to three days, Eid al-Fitr 2023 does not begin until the sighting of the Shawwal moon although is expected to start on the 21st of April. 

Zakat and Sadaqah Al-Fitr in 2023:

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

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in 2021 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 2022 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 the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman 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, and 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

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has announced the Ramadan timings for government offices. For the government offices working five days a week, the timings will be 07:30 am to 02:30 pm from Monday to Thursday whereas, on Fridays, the office hours will be from 07:30 am to 12:30 pm.

On the other hand, The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued new timings for banks during Ramadan. Banks would observe the office hours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with prayer breaks from 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm. 

You can check the official notification below:

For more latest updates regarding the Sadaqah Al Fitr in 2023 stay in touch with daytimes.pk

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