Moon sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated across India today
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across India on Mondayindia Updated: Jun 26, 2017 08:19 IST
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country on Monday, Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari said on Sunday.
The festival marks the culmination of fasting and holy month of Ramzan.
“Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow as the Eid moon was sighted in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday,” Bukhari said.
In Hyderabad, the moon sighting committee comprising eminent religious scholars also announced that the moon of the month of ‘Shawwal’ was sighted and hence Eid will be celebrated on Monday.
Following the announcement, people hit the street for last minute shopping of groceries, new clothes, footwear and other items for celebrating Eid.
Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.
First Published: Jun 25, 2017 20:48 IST