As the country gets ready for the celebrations and prayers of the holy month, Pakistan is likely to observe the first day of Ramadan on March 23.
According to Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz in an interview with Geo.tv, there is a good chance that the holy month of Ramadan will fall on March 23, so the first fast is probably going to be observed on Thursday.
But he insisted that the sky must continue to be clear in order to clearly see the moon.
Rainfall is anticipated to begin at the start of the holy month of Ramadan, according to a statement made on Friday by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
The country is likely to experience rain in the final days of March, according to the Met department. However, it’s anticipated that it will continue to be fairly warm for the second and final Ashra of Ramadan.
The first day of Ramadan is anticipated to fall on March 23 in Saudi Arabia as well.
The first day of Ramadan is anticipated to be observed on March 23, according to a report from an Arab media outlet by Dr. Abdullah Al-Massand, a former astronomy professor at Al-Qassim University in Saudi Arabia and the deputy chairman of the Meteorological Society.
Due to the fact that the “crescent will be lighting just before nine” on the 29th of Shaban, according to Dr. Massand, the holy month of Shaban will have 30 days.
Additionally, he stated that the sun-moon conjunction would occur on March 21 at 8:23 p.m., or on the evening of Shaban 29. As a result, he continued, March 23 will mark the start of Ramadan.
Prior to this, Ibrahim Al-Jarwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomy Society, had also predicted that Eid ul Fitr would probably occur on April 21 and that the first day of the holy month would probably be observed on March 23.
The Saudi government states that the first moon sightings for the holy month will start after sunset on March 21.