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Muharram Moon 2019 sighted in India, Pakistan

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Gulf states have already announced Saturday August 31, 2019 as the fisrt day of Muharram

Saturday August 31, 2019 8:31 PM, ummid.com News Network

Muharram Moon 2019

Muharram Moon Sighting 2019 India, Pakistan Bangladesh: The new moon of the month of Muharram al Haram has sighted today i.e. Saturday August 31, 2019, corresponding to 29th of Dhul Hijjah, Ruyat e Hilal Committee in India and Pakistan said in a separate statement.

"The new moon of the month of Muharram is sighted today. Hence, first day of Muharram and the New Islamic Year will be Sunday September 01, 2019", Ruyat e Hilal Committee Imarate Shariah Hind, New Delhi and Jama Masjid said.

"Accordingly, Youme Ashura this year will be on Tuesday September 10, 2019", they said.

"The moon of Muharramul Haram has been sighted in Pakistan, the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced Saturday evening", Samaa Tv reported.

"The first month of the Islamic year will begin from Sunday, September 1, 2019 and Ashura will fall on Tuesday, September 10", it said.

Muharram Moon Live News Update

05:30 pm (IST): Moon sighting committees, or Ruyat e Hilal Committees, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will meet today i.e. Saturday August 31, 2019, corresponding to 29th of Dhul Hijjah, after Maghrib prayers to analyse and confirm Muharram moon 2019.

A formal announcement about the first day of Muharram, and the first day of Islamic New Year, in India, Pakistan and Bangaldesh is expected shortly after Maghrib prayers today.

12:13 pm (IST): Moon sighting committees, or Ruyat e Hilal Committees, in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are gearing up today i.e. Saturday August 31, 2019, corresponding to 29th of Dhul Hijjah, to sight the new month of the Holy Month of Muharram.

The moon sighting committees in India, Pakistan and Bangaldesh have issued appeals to the masses to look for the new moon after the sun set today. The moon sighting committees in the three countries in the 03 countries have called special meeting after Maghrib Salah today to analyse and confirm moon sighting and announce the beginning of the month of Muharram.

Muharram al Haram is the first month of the Islamic Calendar. Hence, if the new moon is sighted today the New Islamic Year i.e. 1441 Hijrah will also start from Sunday September 01, 2019.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Gulf states have already announced Saturday August 31, 2019 as the fisrt day of Muharram al Haram. Accordingly, the Islamic New Year 1441 Hijrah in these countries has also started from today.

The Islamic Calendar is based on lunar system and a new month begins with sighting of the moon on 29th of the ongoing month. If moon is sighted on 29th day, new month begins from the next day, else the next day is counted as 30th day and the new month begins a day later.

How Islamic Calendar Started

The Islamic Calendar was started 1440 years before by the second Caliph Omar ibn Khattab. Before that Muslims in their respective provinces, following the Arab tradition of the time, were used to count the days and months – with sighting of the new moon and counting the days thereafter without following any particular calendar or dating system.

After the Islamic State spread beyond Arab land to new areas, the defects in the system began to surface and the need for a better and accurate calendar was felt.

"The Caliph, the Supreme Head of the Islamic State, was used to issue all the Guidelines and Pronouncements to the Governors of various Islamic Provinces from Madinah. Things were actually working fine", Rehnuma, a student of Islamic studies, explains.

"But confusion arose when contradictory orders started reaching far away provinces at the same time. Since these orders were not carrying any date, it became very difficult for the Governors to find out which one of the orders was the latest and supposed to be followed with", she adds.

To overcome the confusion, Caliph Omar finally decided to introduce the Islamic Calendar and asked the people for their opinions and suggestions on the matter.

Events Associated with Muharram

Consequently, various historical events, including the year when Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was born, the year of the Prophethood, the time of Migration and the time when the Prophet had died, were proposed by the people.

"However unanimity surfaced for the year that coincided with the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) from Makkah as the commencing year of the Islamic Calendar. For, it was the migration of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be Upon Him) from Makkah to Madinah that had resulted Islam nurturing into the new heights and spreading to the whole Arab lands, and also to the surrounding States", Rehnuma says quoting from the history.

"Moreover", she says, "Moharram al-Haram was also associated with many historical events and the month has always been considered as one among the four most respected and sacred months since centuries. These features only added strength to the selection of Moharram al-Haram as the first month of the Islamic calendar".

Youm e Ahsura coincides with 10th of Muharram. This is the day when Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) was liberated from Pharaoh. The day is also remembered for the Sahadah of Hadhrat Hussain (R. A.) - the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

The Islamic Calendar thus introduced and adopted some 1,440 years ago, soon became popular, and also became part and partial of the calendars in every Muslim household.

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