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New Islamic Year’s Moon Sighting Likely on July 7, Ashura Expected on July 17

Islamabad: The crescent of Muharram, marking the beginning of the new Islamic year 1446 Hijri, is expected to be sighted in Pakistan on July 7, according to various astronomical predictions. Consequently, the new Islamic year will commence in the country on Monday, July 8, 2024, with Ashura observed on Wednesday, July 17.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee under the chairmanship of Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad is scheduled to convene in Quetta to determine the sighting of the moon on July 6, while zonal committees will meet in Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore at their respective headquarters.

Expected Ashura Date in Pakistan:

  • If the moon is sighted on July 6, Ashura will be observed on July 16.
  • If the moon is sighted on July 7, Ashura will be observed on July 17.

Meanwhile, in the Arab countries, there is a possibility that the moon of the new Islamic year will be sighted on Sunday, July 6. The UAE government has announced a holiday for the private sector on July 7 in observance of the new Islamic year.

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