:: People’s Time Online ::
The holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), will be observed in the country on October 1.
The decision was taken after reviewing reports on the sighting of moon in the month of Muharram at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee, held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office on Thursday.
The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting this evening as the new moon of Muharram, the first month of Hijri 1439, appeared in the country today, an official release said.
The meeting decided that Hizri 1438 will commence in the country tomorrow and the 10th day of Muharram will fall on October 01 (Sunday) as the new moon was sighted today.
The Holy Ashura is observed on the 10th day of Muharram in the Hijri year, in honour of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM).
On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), along with his family members and 72 followers, embraced martyrdom at the hands of soldiers of Yazid at the desert of Karbala to uphold the teachings of the Prophet (SM).