India to observe Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow

08:53 PM | 4 Jun, 2019
India to observe Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow
NEW DELHI – With the moon for Shawwal 1440 Hijri sighted across the country, Muslims in India marked the end of the holy month of Ramzan on Tuesday evening.

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the South Asian country on Wednesday (June 5, 2019).

The Mumbai Jama Masjid announced Eid to be celebrated on June 5 after the moon was sighted tonight. Kolkata’s Nakhoda Masjid has also announced moon sighting and Eid celebrations.

Shaikh Aijaz Nadvi, member Ruwiyath e Hilal Committee Bangalore confirmed that the Shawwal moon has been sighted. Hence, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, will be the 1st Shawwal 1440 Hijri, in Bangalore.

The festival falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which is the only day the Muslims do not need to fast.

UAE and Saudi Arabia celebrate the festival today after the moon was sighted late on Monday evening.