Ramazan 2020 India Moon Sighting Highlights: Fasts to begin tomorrow in India. PM Modi wishes Ramzan Mubarak

The holiest month for Muslims all around the world, Ramadan, has begun in most parts of the world where the crescent moon has been sighted including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the states of Kerala and Karnataka in India. Today is the first day of fasting in these countries and states.In India, the Markazi Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (Central Moon Sighting Committee) headed by Majlis Ulama-e-Deccan will be holding a meeting today to sight the new moon in order to decide the first day of Ramadan. Hazrat Maulana Syed Mohammed Qubool Pasha Quadri Al-Shuttari, the President Majlis Ulama-e-Deccan, will be supervising the meeting which will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 6 pm at Khanqah-e-Kaamil, Dabeerpura in Hyderabad.If members of the general public do spot the moon they have been appealed to inform on the phone numbers 24521099, 24513246, 24576832, 9000008138 and 9866112393, 9391964951, 9885151354, so that if the moon has been sighted for sure an announcement can be made for the commencement of fasting in India. Also read| Ramazan 2020: Arrangements in place for low-key Ramazan festivities in HyderabadFor the first time, Ramadan is beginning all around the world amidst global lockdowns and bans on mass gatherings, prayers, Taraweeh prayers and community iftars on account of the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down most of the world. While some countries are easing lockdowns, most are still following stringent policies. In India, the Shahi imams of Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid in Delhi have appealed to Muslims to offer namaz during the holy month of Ramzan at home and follow lockdown guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the shahi imam of Jama Masjid, in a video message asked people not to venture outside unnecessarily and remain indoors during Ramzan for prayers.Also read| Ramazan 2020: Pakistan’s Sindh province bans prayer at mosques“Two days later auspicious Ramzan is commencing. Namaz and Tarabi(ritual prayer) should be offered at home. Care should be taken that not more than three-four people read Tarabi because large numbers can be harmful for the families and the society in view of the pandemic,” Bukhari said.The holy month of Ramzan marked by fasting by followers of Islam is expected to start from Saturday as per the lunar calendar.Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid Mufti Mukarram Ahmed said those who are under quarantine and unable to observe ‘Roza” (fast) can compensate for it through ‘Qaza’.Such persons can observe fast later on, he said.Ahmed urged authorities to make necessary arrangements so that people in Muslim-dominated areas could go out in the evenings and early mornings to buy food items to break fasts during Ramzan.“Lockdown has been imposed due to coronavirus and people have been restricted to their homes. But during Ramzan, authorities should allow shops and vendors in Muslim areas so those observing ‘Roza’ could buy food for Iftari and Sehri,” he said.The mosques in Delhi are shut due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.The Delhi Waqf Board that administers over 200 mosques in the city has already issued an advisory for imams regarding Ramzan.It has asked imams to disseminate official guidelines for coronavirus containment through loudspeakers.

Uttar Pradesh, Apr 24 (ANI): Muslim clerics use binoculars for sighting the Ramadan Moon amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in Lucknow on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Uttar Pradesh, Apr 24 (ANI): Muslim clerics use binoculars for sighting the Ramadan Moon amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in Lucknow on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 07:25 AM IST
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Ramzan Mubarak! I pray for everyone’s safety, well-being and prosperity: PM Narendra Modi

 

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Ramazan 2020 India Moon Sighting LIVE updates:Jama Masjid illuminated ahead of Ramadan

 

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Ramazan 2020 India Moon Sighting LIVE updates: Imam Eidgah Lucknow announces sighting of crescent moon

Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi, the president of Markazi Chand Committee, Imam Eidgah Lucknow has announced the sighting of the moon on Friday, April 24. The first day of fasting in India will be on Saturday, April 25. It has also been announced by the Hilal Committees in Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata. In Kerala and Karnataka fasting began today.

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Ramazan 2020 India Moon Sighting LIVE updates: Moon sighting confirm in Delhi by Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid

 

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I appeal to all, do not invite your neighbours to your house to offer prayers during Ramzan: Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid

Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari said, “I appeal to all, do not invite your neighbours to your house to offer prayers during #Ramzan. Ensure, there are not more than 3 people in 1 room even while offering prayers with family. #COVID19 will end only when we’ll unite.”

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Ramazan 2020 India Moon Sighting LIVE updates: Crescent sighted in Mumbai by multiple sources, yet to confirmed by Hilal committee

 

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Ramazan 2020 India Moon Sighting LIVE updates: Crescent sighted in Hyderabad

 

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Ramazan 2020 India Moon Sighting LIVE updates: Crescent sighted in Bhagalpur

 

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Ensure availability of fruits, essentials during Ramadan: National Commission for Minorities Chairperson Syed Ghayorul Rizvi writes to Chief Secretaries of States/UTs

The National Commission for Minorities Chairperson Syed Ghayorul Rizvi writes to Chieff Secretaries of States/UTs requesting to issue instructions to all District Magistrates to ensure availability of fruits and other essential items during #Ramzaan.

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Actor Emraan Hashmi extends Ramadan wishes

 

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This Ramazan is not the same anywhere in the world: Shahid Choudhary, District Magistrate, Srinagar

The District Magistrate of Srinagar added, “But we are trying to make it less difficult in #Srinagar. 50,000 Ramazan food/essentials kits ready for dispatch.”

 

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Ramadan 2020 Moon Sighting LIVE Updates: Delhi Police PRO appeals to people to offers prayers at home during Ramadan

MS Randhawa, Delhi Police PRO appeals to people to offers prayers at home during Ramadan, saying “Azaan should be offered as per guidelines of National Green Tribunal.”  Read the whole story here.

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Ramadan 2020 Moon Sighting LIVE Updates: Nora Fatehi wishes everyone a blessed Ramadan

 

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Ramadan 2020 Moon Sighting LIVE Updates: Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid urges people to offer prayers at home during Ramadan

As the holy month of Ramzan is likely to begin from April 25, the religious leaders of the Muslim community have appealed people to offer prayers at home and avoid any kind of social gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Read here.

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Ramadan 2020 Moon Sighting LIVE Updates: Jammu and Kashmir religious leaders urge people to pray at home in Ramadan

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the holy month of Ramzan will be different in Kashmir as there won’t be any big congregations or religious gatherings. Read here.

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Ramadan 2020: Wishes, messages, SMS, Whatsapp messages for friends and family

Ramadan is the holy month of worship which is a time of spiritual reflection and devotion. Muslims all over the world keep roza, which is a fast that is observed from sunrise to sunset. Read here.

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Ramadan 2020: The meaning of iftar and sehri

During Ramadan, many Muslims pray to Allah and fast, which is called roza. These fasts symbolise the devotion of these people towards the almighty. Read here.

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Ramadan 2020: History, significance and when does Ramadan begin

During the period of Ramadan, millions of Muslims fast for a month every year. It is one of the most important festivals of the Islamic calendar. Read here.

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