Hijri New Year begins in Pakistan, Youm-e-Ashur to be on Sept 10

Anum RizwanWeb Editor

31st Aug, 2019. 07:35 pm
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Moon of 1441 Hijri year has been sighted in the federal capital, Youm-e-Ashur to be on Tuesday, September 10.

As per the MET office, the Hijri year of 1441 has begun with the sighting of the moon of Muharram-ul-Haram in Pakistan as announced by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee here on Saturday evening.

Yesterday, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Friday announced public holiday on first Muharram in connection with the martyrdom of the second caliph Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA).

According to details, public holiday has been announced on martyrdom day of Umar (R.A), who was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He became the second caliph after the death of Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddique (R.A).

The Sindh government has issued notification to ban pillion-ridding for 9th and 10th of Muharram in several cities, including Karachi.

As per the notification issued by the Government of Sindh, ban on pillion riding will be imposed in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mipurkhas and various cities, in line with security arrangements planned for Ashura.

A complete ban would be imposed on carrying of all types of Arms, Assemblage of live persons except Muharram Processions, Objectionable, provocative wall chalking posters, banners etc, transmission of audio/ video cassettes and cable transmission containing, New procession, Jalsas/ Majalis without permission of the concerned authority and aerial firing, from 1st to 10th Muharram.

The ban shall not be applicable on the women, children below the age of 12 years, senior citizens, disabled persons, Journalists, personnel of law enforcement agencies/security agencies in uniform and employees of essential services, said a notification issued by Sindh Government on Saturday.

The committee announced that Muharram, the first month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar will begin from Sunday, September 1, 2019 and the day of Ashura will fall on Tuesday, September 10.

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