KARACHI – Moon for the first Islamic Year Month Muharramul Haram has been sighted and Youm-e-Ashur would fall on August 30, 2020 (Sunday), the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee publicized on Thursday.
The first of Muharram will be observed on August 21, 2020 (Friday), which is also the first day of Hijri Year 1442 according to the Islamic calendar.
Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman chaired the meeting for the moon sighting committee in Karachi.
Muharram-ul-Haram is the month of mourning for the seventh-century martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Stern Security measures has been taken up across the country for the Muharram-ul-Haram processions while SOPs have also been issued due to Covid-19.