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Monday August 01, 2011 08:22:32 PM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: 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


"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 Bangalore, Hyderabad, Luknow, Patna and few other parts of the country.


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.









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