Grand Mufti of J&K, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam

Srinagar, Mar 11: The holy month of fasting Ramadhan will begin in J&K on March 12 as the Crecent moon has been sighted tonight, Grand Mufti Nasir-ul Islam announced.

“The first day of the fasting month of Ramadhan will be on Tuesday in J&K. The Crecent moon has been sighted and there is enough evidence,” Mufti Nasir. He said with the thorough consultations with the 10-member committee having Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Moulana Rehmatullah and other Islamic scholars as its members, it has been unanimously decided that the first day of the fasting month will be Tuesday in J&K.

Mufti Nasir extended his greetings to the people of J&K on the occasion of the beginning of fasting month stating that people should pray and read the Quran in this month and seek repentance from the Almighty. He said that the first Tarawih (late night prayers) will commence from today (Monday).