Ramadan 2023 India moon sighting highlights: Crescent not seen anywhere in India, first fast to be observed on Friday
Ramadan 2023 moon sighting highlights: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind announces Ramadan crescent moon or Ramzan Chand NOT sighted anywhere in India, Muslims to observe the first Ramzaan fast this year from Friday i.e. March 24
The Ramadan fasting date changes yearly because Muslims follow the Islamic calendar that is based on the lunar cycle or phases of the moon hence, Ramzan starting and end date depends upon the sighting of the crescent moon. Usually, the crescent of Ramadan is first sighted in Saudi Arabia and some parts of India along with some Western countries and then usually a day later in the rest of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries.
The crescent moon of Ramadan 2023 was sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK and other Muslim-majority nations on March 22 hence, these countries are gearing up to mark the first fast of Ramadan 2023 tomorrow, March 23 while taraweeh will begin after sunset on March 22. Since the crescent moon was not sighted in India, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries tonight, Ramadan, also known as Ramazan or Ramzan or Ramzaan, will begin for these countries from March 24, Ramadan 1444 AH.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, South Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia were slated to sight the Ramadan moon on March 22 but since the crescent was not sighted after sunset on March 22 that is the 29th day of Sha’ban 1444 Hijri, the first fast will be observed on March 24 while taraweeh in these countries will begin from March 23 evening.
Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam during which they abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, evil thoughts and action and having marital relations from dawn until sunset. It is a time for self-reflection and spiritual growth where Muslims also spend more time in prayer and reading the Quran during this month and many mosques offer additional services during Ramadan, including Taraweeh prayers, which are special nightly prayers that are longer than the usual daily prayers.
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- Mar 22, 2023 07:50 PM IST
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind announces Ramadan 2023 crescent moon not sighted anywhere in India
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, renowned organisation of Muslim scholars in India, have announced that Ramadan 2023 crescent moon has not been sighted anywhere in India hence, the first day of fasting will be observed from Friday, March 24 this year.
- Mar 22, 2023 07:44 PM IST
Ramadan 2023 crescent not sighted in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh; fasting to begin from March 24 in the Indian state
Ramadan 2023 in Andhra Pradesh will begin from March 24 as the moon was not sighted today.
- Mar 22, 2023 07:30 PM IST
Ramadan 2023 crescent not sighted in Lucknow, fasting to begin from March 24 in the Indian state
Lucknow's Markazi Chand Committee has announced that the crescent for Ramadan 2023 has not been sighted on March 22 evening. Hence, the first fast of Ramzaan this year will be observed on March 24.
- Mar 22, 2023 07:28 PM IST
Ramadan 2023 crescent not sighted in Maharashtra, fasting to begin from March 24 in the Indian state
Ruet-e-Hilal committees in Maharashtra's Malegaon and Jamner have announced that Ramadan 2023 moon has not been sighted hence, fasting to begin from March 24 this year.
- Mar 22, 2023 07:25 PM IST
Ramadan 2023 crescent not sighted in Bangladesh, fasting to begin from March 24
Bangladesh's Islamic Foundation has announced that the Holy month of Ramadan will begin from Friday as the moon was not sighted in the sky across the country on Wednesday.
- Mar 22, 2023 07:22 PM IST
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting starts in Pakistan's Peshawar for Ramadan 2023 moon sighting
For Ramadan moon-sighting, Pakistan's Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets at Peshawar to view the moon of Ramadan. If the weather is clear and the moon sighting gets successful, Ramadan will begin from tomorrow i.e. March 23 onwards.
- Mar 22, 2023 07:19 PM IST
Bangladesh's National Moon-Sighting Committee meet in Dhaka at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque conference hall
Bangladesh to shortly announce the sighting or invisibility of the Ramadan 2023 crescent after the meeting presided over by State Minister for Religious Affairs, Md Faridul Haque Khan.
- Mar 22, 2023 07:12 PM IST
Ramadan 2023 crescent not sighted in New Zealand, fasting to begin from March 24
Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand shared in an FB post, “The Hilal Committee of FlANZ wish to inform the community that the new moon for Ramadhan was not sighted today. Therefore, we will complete the month of Sha'ban tomorrow (23 March 2023). Friday, 24 March 2023 will be the first day of Ramadhan 1444H (sic).”
- Mar 22, 2023 07:09 PM IST
Muslims in Hyderabad to report sighting of Ramadan 2023 crescent moon on these numbers
In Hyderabad, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has provided phone numbers for people to inform if they sight the crescent moon for Ramadan 2023 and stated that whoever sights the moon before 8pm should inform on the phone number 24603597 and after 8pm on the phone numbers 24513246, 24576832, 24521088 or mobile numbers 9866112393, 9391964951, 9885151354, 900008138.
- Mar 22, 2023 06:39 PM IST
Ramadan 2023 crescent not sighted in Australia, fasting to begin from March 24
Ramadan 2023 crescent moon has not been sighted in Australia hence, Muslims there will mark Shaban month of complete 30 days and observe the first fast on March 24.
- Mar 22, 2023 06:25 PM IST
Ruet-e-Hilal Committees in India to announce Ramadan 2023 moon sighting update after Magrib prayers
Ruet-e-Hilal Committees in Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and other cities of India to announce after Magrib prayers, whether Ramadan crescent moon or Ramzan Chand has been sighted or not.
- Mar 22, 2023 06:20 PM IST
Ramadan moon sighting in Hyderabad
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee's meeting underway in Hyderabad under the direction of its President Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Deccan; will make announcement after Maghrib prayers to declare the beginning date of Ramzan
- Mar 22, 2023 05:46 PM IST
Ramadan fasting rules: How Muslims begin and end the roza
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- Mar 22, 2023 05:38 PM IST
Ways to greet each other during Ramadan
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- Mar 22, 2023 05:37 PM IST
Ramadan from space for UAE's Sultan Al Neyadi
According to Gulf News Report, UAE's Sultan Al Neyadi will be spending his Ramadan at International Space Station this year where the International Space Station will see 16 sunrises and sunsets in 24 hours.
- Mar 22, 2023 05:35 PM IST
Ramadan 2023: Fasting tips for people with diabetes; foods to eat and avoid
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- Mar 22, 2023 04:58 PM IST
Here’s all you need to know about Ramadan celebration in India
Ramadan is a significant month for Muslims in India, and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion. The month-long fast, Iftar, Taraweeh, acts of charity and the festive atmosphere make Ramadan a unique and special time in India. Know more about Ramadan celebration in India here
- Mar 22, 2023 04:55 PM IST
Ramadan 2023: Know all about date and rules of fasting in the holy month
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- Mar 22, 2023 04:50 PM IST
Different ways Muslims across the world celebrate Ramadan
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- Mar 22, 2023 04:49 PM IST
Ramadan Timetable 2023: When does Iftar start?
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- Mar 22, 2023 04:48 PM IST
Ramadan 2023: 5 healthy and lip-smacking recipes you must try
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- Mar 22, 2023 04:47 PM IST
Ramadan 2023: WHO guidelines on healthy fasting
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- Mar 22, 2023 04:45 PM IST
List of countries that will look for Ramadan 2023 crescent moon tonight i.e. March 22
These countries will look for Ramadan 2023 crescent moon after sunset today i.e. March 22 evening:
- Mar 22, 2023 03:57 PM IST
Prediction about duration of Ramadan 2023
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- Mar 22, 2023 03:55 PM IST
List of countries that have announced Thursday, March 23 as the beginning of Ramadan
So far, 17 countries have announced Thursday, March 23 as the beginning of Ramadan. These are:
- Saudi Arabia
- Mar 22, 2023 03:44 PM IST
Ramadan 2023 Moon Sighting Time in India: Here's when you can spot the crescent moon, iftar timings
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