With moon sighting on Sunday, the holy month of Ramadan has commenced from today. This was announced by the moon sighting committees in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Lucknow, and Muslims across India will start their fast from Monday, except in few places. Ramadan is in fact the ninth month as per the Islamic lunar calendar.
However Bhatkal and parts of Mangalore district in Karnataka have
announced that the new moon was sighted and the first day of Ramdan
was observed on Sunday. Kerala has already declared the first day of
Ramadan on Sunday. Countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait,
United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia
and Jordan also started Ramdan fasting from Sunday.
Whereas in Bangladesh, it has been announced that the moon was not
sighted anywhere, but it has been decided that the nation will begin
their Ramadan from Monday.
The Muslim Cleric, Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali said that
Monday will be the first day of the fast and wished a prosperous
Ramadan. He also talked about the rituals of the fast and advised
those fasting to not indulge in any inhuman activities, as reported
During Ramadan, Muslims world over do not eat or drink anything in
between from dawn to sunset.