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Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid declares Eid on July 7

ANI
Published Jul 5, 2016, 9:26 pm IST
Updated Jul 6, 2016, 7:07 am IST
Since Indian Muslims follow the lunar calendar, the sighting of moon determines the end of Ramadan.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the month succeeding Ramadan. (Photo: File)
 Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the month succeeding Ramadan. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari has said that as the moon could not be sighted on Tuesday, Eid will be celebrated on July 7.

"Eid will be celebrated on July 7 as moon could not be sighted today," Bukhari told the media in Delhi.

 

Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Since Indian Muslims follow the lunar calendar, the sighting of moon determines the end of Ramadan.

Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the month succeeding Ramadan.

It is the most important festival for the Muslim community across the world.
Most of the secular societies offer holidays for at least the Muslim working population on this day.

In India, the entire nation goes into a celebratory mood with the arrival of Eid-ul-Fitr. Holiday across public and private sector is observed.

 

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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