New Delhi, May 16: Muslims in Pakistan, Bangladesh and other Asian countries will look for the crescent moon on Wednesday evening to confirm the start date of Ramadan 2018. The fasting for Ramadan or Ramzan month will begin in Pakistan, Bangladesh and other Asian countries, depending on the moon sighting. A query – Ramadan in Pakistan 2018– is being widely searched on the internet to check out the date for the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Pakistan. We will be doing live updates on moon sighting this evening which will determine the start of the fasting month in Pakistan, Bangladesh and other Asian countries. Stay connected with us to get the confirmed date for Ramadan 2018 after moon sighting.
Ramadan 2018 Date: The new moon of the month of Ramadan will be sighted this evening corresponding to 29th of Shaban in the country. The sighting of the new moon will make it clear as to when Ramadan will begin in Pakistan, Bangladesh and other Asian countries. If the new moon is sighted then Ramadan will begin on May 17, Thursday. In case the new moon is not sighted, then Ramadan in India will begin from May 18, Friday. A new month in the Islamic lunar calendar begins with a sighting of the moon on 29th of the prevailing month.
On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East did not get the sight of the Ramadan crescent. Hence, the announcement that Ramadan will begin in the Kingdom and other Muslim nations in the Middle East on Thursday. Australia, Japan, South Korea and Singapore also declared Ramadan on Thursday. Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is intended to help teach Muslims self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity. It involves fasting from dawn until sunset. Check out Ramadan 2018 timetable for Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Srinagar and other metro cities here.