Members of the Central Ruet e Hilal Committee will hold a meeting today for Muharram moon sighting which will mark the advent of the new Hijri Islamic year 1440.
Chairman Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman will preside over the meeting of the Muharram moon sighting body at Pakistan Meteorological Department’s office in Karachi.
Earlier, the Met Office had predicted that Muharram-ul-Haram will begin on September 12, which meant Ashura, which marks the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A), will fall on September 21.
According to Director PMD Climate Data Processing Centre, Abdul Rashid, the new moon of Muharram 1440 AH will born on crossing conjunction point at 23:02 PST on September 9, 2018.
He further commented,
“According to astronomical parameters, there is a slight chance of the sighting of the moon of Muharram on the evening of Monday, September 10, 2018, i.e. on 29th of Zilhajj 1439 AH.”
Find out more about Muharram moon sighting in the evening news.