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Ramadan to begin in India from August 12

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Malegaon: The holy month of Ramadan will begin in India from tomorrow, August 12, 2010 as the confirmed reports of sighting of moon come from various parts of the country.


"Sighting of the moon is reported from various corners of the country including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu", Maulana Muqeem Faizee, General Secretary of Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind said to from his Delhi office on phone.


"Reports have also come from Delhi neighborhood", he added.


"Relying on these reports it is decided to begin the Holy month of Ramadan in India from tomorrow", he added.


Reports of moon sighting have also come from Pune, Aurangabad, Amravati, Malegaon, Kamptee, Chennai and few other parts of the country.


In Malegaon the moon sighting was general and reported by the masses.


Mufti Mohd Ishaque confirmed the sighting of the moon in Kamptee.


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 11.


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.





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