1st Muharram Will Be on 22nd September 2017 in Pakistan. The new Islamic year of Muslims is to begin in few days. Muharram 2017 is all set to begin in Pakistan at the sunset of 21st September. The 1st Muharram 1439 Hijri will be on Friday 22nd September 2017. The Ashura 2017 will be on Sunday 1st of October. At Ashura various religious activities will be carried out such as spiritual singing and the recitation of Koranic verses. Since special prayers and addresses are piloted in public halls and mosques at night.
Ashura Day is observed in remembrance of the massacre of Muhammad’s grandson Imam Husayn ibn Ali – and some of his family and companions – at the Battle of Karbala.
There will be a public holiday on the occasion of Ashura 2017 in Pakistan.
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and also referred as Al-Hijra. With the sighting of the Muharram 2017 moon Muslims will start their new Islamic year 1439 Hijri.
The Islamic calendar is based on lunar movement, today is 22nd Zilhuj and according to the Islamic calendar the Muharram 2017 will begin in Pakistan on 22nd September and will end on 21st October. 1st Safar 1439 Hijri will likely to be on 22nd October 2017 in Pakistan.
In Pakistan the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will officially declare the arrival of Muharram 2017 in Pakistan after seeing the Muharram moon on 21st September.
The committee member will gather on 21st September 2017 for sighting of the Muharram moon under the supervision of Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman. The official declaration of the 1st Muharram 2017 in Pakistan will be made by the Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.
Muharram is the first Month in the Islamic calendar and with the 1st Muharram the New Year for Muslims start. Some Muslims use to keep fast during the first month of Muharram.
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