Saudi authorities said on Monday that they had seen the Ramadan moon and that the holy month would begin from April 13.
After the moon’s observation, April 12 was the last day of the month Shabaan.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, head of the presidency for the affairs of the two holy mosques – the mosques of Makkah and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – said Taraweeh’s prayers would be shortened from 20 to 10 rockets amid coronavirus.
Pakistan to the moon tomorrow
Earlier in the day, the chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, said that the committee met tomorrow (Tuesday) in Peshawar to see the Ramadan moon.
Talking to Geo News, Maulana Azad said the committee had also extended an invitation to Mufti Popalzai to attend the meeting.
“I pray to God, may we develop agreement with Mufti Popalzai,” he said. “If Allah wills, our decision and Mufti Popalzai’s on the beginning of Ramadan will be the same,” Maulana Azad added.
He reiterated his position that sharia principles and testimony will determine whether the moon has been seen or not.