RIYADH: Moon sighting committees for Ramadan 2016 will meet on Sunday (today) in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Saudi Supreme Court of has called on all Muslims across the Kingdom to sight the crescent of the holy month today evening and register their testimonies.
The committee in UAE will meet after Maghreb prayers today at the Judicial Department in Abu Dhabi.
Similar committees will also meet in parts of America, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, and Singapore.
In Pakistan, the meeting of zonal and central Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will be held at their respective offices on Monday for the sighting of otherwise of the crescent of Ramadan, 1437 A.H.
More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month of Ramadan, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having marital relations from dawn until sunset.
Muslims are also enjoined to avoid evil thoughts and deeds.
Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it was during this month that the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Muneeb-ur-Rehman will chair the meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in the building of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) camp office, Karachi.