begins in Arabian Peninsula August 01
The holy month of Ramadan will begin
Monday August 01, in the Arabian Peninsula as the new moon could
not be sighted Saturday. "The new lunar moon was not sighted at
sunset Saturday evening. Hence, the holy month of Ramadan
The holy month of Ramadan will begin in India from tomorrow, August
02, 2011 as the confirmed reports of moon sighting are reported from
various parts of the country.
"Sighting of the moon is reported from
various corners of Maharashtra and India including Dhule, Aurangabad,
Kannad and Sholapur in Maharashtra", Maulana Shakeel Faizee,
Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadees Malegaon and president of the local Hilal
Committee said to ummid.com.
"Relying on these reports it is
decided to begin the Holy month of Ramadan from August 02", he added.
Reports of moon sighting have also come from
Hyderabad, Luknow, Patna and few other parts of
In Dhule and Kannad the moon sighting was
general and reported by the masses.
Dr Izhar confirmed the
sighting of the moon in Dhule and said it is seen by the masses.
Mumbai could not report the moon
sighting due to heavy showers. But the metropolis has a precedent
wherein it relies on the reports of moon sighting from the neighboring areas to start the Holy month of fasting.
The countries in Gulf including Saudi
Arabia have already started Ramadan from August 01.
Meanwhile, announcements are on in
different parts to inform people to get ready for the first special
prayer of the night, Traweeh.
Traweeh would be offered for
the entire month during the Ramadan nights.
During the Holy month of Ramadan,
Muslims throughout the world observe fast in day-times and offer
special prayers in the nights.
Considered as one of the most blessed
months of the Islamic Calendar, it starts with the sighting of moon
and ends after the moon completes a circle pronouncing the day of
Eid al Fitr.