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Shawwal moon not sighted in India and Bangladesh, Eid on Thursday

India and Bangladesh announce to observe one more fast of Ramadan and celebrate Eid ul Fitr on April 11

By Web Desk
April 09, 2024
A man reacting after spotting the crescent on the sky. — AFP/File
A man reacting after spotting the crescent on the sky. — AFP/File

India and Bangladesh announced to observe 30th fasting day of the holy month of Ramadan and celebrate Eid ul Fitr on Thursday (April 11) as Shawwal crescent was not sighted there.

Shawwal moon marks the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan in which Muslims observe fasts from sunrise to sunset, and the commencement of Shawwal in which first three days are celebrated as Eid ul Fitr as per Islamic lunar calendar.

In Indian capital New Delhi, imams of the renowned mosque including Jama Masjid Delhi and Fatehpuri announced that crescent was not sighted today, therefore, Eid would be celebrated on Thursday (April 11), according to Hindustan Times.

The same outcomes were announced by the central moon sighting committee of India’s Karnataka state which sat in the capital city of Bangalore today, and Markazi Chand Committee Eidgah, Lucknow — the capital of Uttar Pradesh state.

Moreover, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Sadar Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Deccan, also known as the Moon sighting committee in Indian Hyderabad announced to observe one more fast of the Ramadan and celebrate Eid on Thursday.

However, crescent was sighted in India’s Ladakh, as per the official statement of the Jammiat-ul-Ulama Isna Ashria Kargil, Ladakh.

Moreover, Bangladesh’s National Moon Sighting Committee which met at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque today also announced to celebrate Eid festival on Thursday, Dhaka Tribune reported.

KSA, UAE to celebrate Eid tomorrow

It is pertinent to mention here that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Saudi Arabia, Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday, as the Shawwal moon was not sighted in those countries.

Hence, the holy month will last there for a full 30 days, with Tuesday being the last day of Ramadan — the holiest month in the Muslim calendar.