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India to celebrate Eid al Fitr August 31

Tuesday August 30, 2011 08:17:11 PM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: The Indian Muslims are all set to celebrate Eid Al Fitr tomorrow on August 31 as the confirmed reports of moon sighting are received form various parts of the country.


"We will be celebrating Eid Al Fitr Wednesday as sighting of the new moon are reported from various parts of the country", Shakeel Faizee, Amir Jamiat Ahle Hadees Malegaon and President of the local moon committee said to ummid.ocm.


"The new moon confirming the beginning of Shawwal, the month which follows Ramadan - the holy month of fasting, is sighted at Ahmednagar, Aakot, Seoni, Nasik and various other places in India", he added.


President of Jamiatul Ulema Maharashtra Maulana Mustaqueem Azmi said the Muslims in Mumbai will also be celebrating Eid Al Fitr tomorrow.


"Though Mumbai is cloudy and there are heavy rains in some parts, we have received confirm reports of moon sighting from various places in North India including Lucknow and Azamgarh", he said to on phone from Mumbai.


Moon sighting confirmations have also been received from New Delhi, Hyderabad, Sholapur, Burhanpur and other places.


Hakim Ajmal Khan, veteran Ahle Hadees Alim and freedom fighter, confirmed the moon sighting in Haryana.


"The new moon is sighted in Haryana by the masses", he said to on phone.


Following the confirmed moon sighting reports announcements are made using loudspeakers to inform the masses about the Eid.


As the Eid Al Fitr is confirmed to be celebrated tomorrow Muslim masses are busy in distributing Sadaqatul Fitr, the Eid charity. The charity is compulsory on every Muslim.


Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf States are celebrating the Eid Al Fitr today on August 30. These countries sighted the new moon Monday.






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