Muslims start their new year with sacred month Muharram that is first month of Islamic calendar. Muharram means “forbidden” and is very saddest month for Muslims as Hazrat Imam Hassan (R.A) and Hazrat Hussain (R.A) Are murdered by Yazid . The generation of Yazid termed as “shia’s” mourns throughout this month specially on 9th and 10th of Muharram.
On 9th and 10th Muharram 2016 in Pakistan are followed by the public holidays. If the Ruat-e- Hilal committee declares the Muharram 2016 moon sighting in Pakistan on 1st of October, then holidays of 9th and 10th Muharram/Ashura will be on 11th and 12th of October .
Muharram mmoon 2016 is not sighted in Pakistan on 1st of October, it may be visible on 2nd October, then first muharram 2016 will start on 2nd October 2016.
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