Trends Toward Ramadan Today Pakistani observers sighted the moon on March 22, 2023. Muslims around the world observe a month-long fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan begins with the first sighting of the crescent moon, which also marks the beginning of the month in the Islamic lunar calendar. Many people in Pakistan wait each year for news of the sighting of the crescent moon signaling the beginning of Ramadan. The article below will analyze the possibilities of a moon sighting during Ramadan in Pakistan in 2023.

SUPARCO predicts that on March 23, 2023, there is a good possibility that people in Pakistan will see the Ramadan moon. It is likely that Ramadan will begin on March 24, 2023, because the moon will be visible for around 40 minutes after sunset on the evening of March 23. Click here For More Updates

Big Update: During Ramadan 2023, no one saw the crescent moon in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, or Australia.Notable moon appearances during Ramadan in 2023: This evening, neither the Central Moon Sighting Committees in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, or any other Muslim-majority country, nor those in Australia, the United Kingdom, or the Philippines, were able to see the Ramadan crescent moon or Ramzan Chand. Thus, fasting will commence in these nations on Thursday.

Ramadan 2023 moon sighting highlights:

From sunrise to dusk, Muslims fast throughout Ramadan, also known as Ramzan/Ramazan/Ramzaan. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, lasts 720 hours—four weeks and two days—during which Muslims fast between dawn and sunset, pray for peace and guidance, give back to the community through charity or zakaat, feed the needy, and reflect to enlighten their souls.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, and Australia will observe the first fast of Ramadan 2023 tomorrow, March 22, after seeing the crescent moon tonight. Ramadan, also known as Ramazan or Ramzan, may begin in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other South Asian nations on March 23 or 24, Ramadan 1444 AH, depending on the sighting of the crescent moon.

Because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, the fasting date changes annually with the sighting of the crescent moon. Saudi Arabia, some areas of India, and some Western countries see the Ramadan crescent first, followed by the rest of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other countries a day later.

Pakistan to confirm first day of Ramadan 2023

Committee Chairperson Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad will lead a Ramadan moon sighting in Peshawar. Meanwhile, zonal and district Ruet-e-Hilal committees will convene at their headquarters. Committee chairman will announce Ramadan crescent sighting. Saudi Arabia, UAE, other Muslim-majority nations, Australia, and the UK did not see the Ramadan crescent until Tuesday evening.

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What is Ramadan Moon Sighting?

The Islamic lunar calendar uses moon sighting to mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Each year, Muslims around the world wait for the first glimpse of the crescent moon to signal the start of Ramadan, a month during which they fast from sunrise until sunset.

Date Moon Sighting Possibility
March 23rd, 2023 High
March 24th, 2023 Highly Likely

Today’s Chances of Ramadan Moon Sighting in Pakistan 2023

In Pakistan, it is customary to use naked eye seeing to determine when the Ramadan moon will appear. The sighting of the Ramadan moon in Pakistan is determined jointly by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) and the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).

Ramadan moon live updates: Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting starts in Peshawar

Today in Peshawar, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee began viewing the Ramadan crescent. The zonal and central moon-sighting committees are convening at the Auqaf Hall in Peshawar, chaired by Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad. The chairman stated Ruet-e-Hilal will decide the Ramadan moon sighting based on eyewitness testimony.

An official of the Ministry of Religious Affairs informed The News that in addition to having committee meetings in other provinces in rotation, this meeting in Peshawar is also to reach consensus on the sighting of the Ramadan crescent on the same day.  The committee would seek for proof and record statements from private Ruet committee members, he said. To confirm, the committee will also cross-examine witnesses.

“We want to achieve unanimity on this issue so that Ramazan occurs on the same day across the country,” he stated. A day earlier, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) warned gloomy weather in Peshawar makes moon seeing unlikely. Saudi Arabia and most Gulf states begin Ramadan on Thursday (March 23).

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Ramadan Moon Sighting in Pakistan 2023 Pehla Roza Kab Hoga

Ramadan 2023 moon-sighting: India, Pakistan, Oman, 11 other countries

Once the crescent is observed today, Wednesday, March 22, more than 14 other Ramadan-observing countries will declare the start of the holy month on either Thursday or Friday, March 23 or 24. The following countries will declare Ramadan today:

  1. Indonesia
  2. Malaysia
  3. Brunei
  4. India
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Afghanistan
  7. Pakistan
  8. Iran
  9. Oman
  10. Jordan
  11. Algeria
  12. Morocco
  13. Mauritania.

The 23rd of March has been declared the start of Ramadan in 17 countries. Here are a few examples:

  1. UAE
  2. Bahrain
  3. Sudan
  4. Somalia
  5. Iraq
  6. Kuwait
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Yemen
  9. Turkey
  10. Tunisia
  11. Djibouti
  12. Syria
  13. Palestine
  14. Qatar
  15. Lebanon
  16. Libya
  17. Egypt


For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan begins with the first glimpse of the crescent moon. As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, many Pakistanis await each year’s announcement of the first sighting of the crescent moon. SUPARCO predicts that the first day of Ramadan in the year 2023 will fall on March 23 due to the high likelihood of witnessing the Ramadan moon in Pakistan on April 21.