Muharram 2016 in Pakistan To Begin on 1st October
The 1st Muharram to be on 2nd October 2016 in Pakistan and Ashura will be 11th October 2016. 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.
There will be 2 Public holidays at Ashura/Muharram.
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and also referred as Al-Hijra. The Islamic calendar is based on Lunar movement. According to the Islamic calendar the Muharram will begin in Pakistan on 1st October 2016 and will end on 31st October 2016.
The Muharram is a sacred month for Muslims, they do keep fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharram.
The beginning of Muharram is also the beginning of the Islamic New Year for the Muslims.