Ramadan 2021 moon sighted across Pakistan as the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee confirms the news on April 13.
The first day of Ramadan 2021 will fall on April 14 (Wednesday) and the Muslims will observe the first Taraweeh prayers tonight.
However, several politicians, social media users and other Muslims felicitate the Muslim brethren on this auspicious occasion.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Senator Faisal Javed, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and other extend greetings of this holy month.
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 13, 2021
— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) April 13, 2021
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) April 13, 2021
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) April 13, 2021
تمام مسلمانوں کو رمضان مبارک. اللہ سب کو اس ماہ فضیلت میں عبادت کی سعادت نصیب کرے.
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 13, 2021
Wishing Muslims around the world a very happy and peaceful Ramzan.
تمام اہلِ اسلام کو برکتوں بھرا ماہِ رمضان مبارک۔ #RamadanMubarak
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) April 13, 2021
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) April 13, 2021
It is pertinent to mention here that the moon for the month of Ramadan had been sighted in Saudi Arabia, the Supreme Court had announced.
In a statement issued by the Saudi Supreme Court, Tuesday (April 13) has marked the first day of Ramadan.
This will be the second year when the Holy month will be observed under the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
What Is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which is observed by the entire Muslim community from around the world.
The Muslims engage in good deeds and ask for forgiveness and refrain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset.
This annual practice is considered one of the five pillars of Islam. It is said that Ramadan is the commemoration of Prophet Muhammad’s first revelation.
Importance Of Ramadan:
The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said,
“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained” (Bukhari)
In another Hadith, the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said,
“Whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, and then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari).
Significance Of Ramadan In The Quran:
Allah Almighty has talked about the significance of Ramadan in the Holy Quran in the following verse:
“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness” (Quran, 2:183)
Every Muslim wakes up early to eat a pre-dawn meal “Suhoor” before keeping the fast and they break it with Maghrib prayers “Iftaar”.
The Holy Quran was revealed on the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) in the month of Ramadan that is why it is important for every Muslim to read the entire Quran in the holy month.
“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind, also Clear (Signs) for guidance and the differentiation (between right and wrong)” (Quran, 2:185)