The new moon, marking the end of Ramadan month and the beginning of Shawwal month, has been sighted in Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, Eid-al-Fitr which is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal month, will be observed tomorrow, May 24.
Jammu and Kashmir's Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has conveyed his greetings to the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr.
Hilal committees will soon make a formal announcement on the sighting of the crescent moon in Jammu and Kashmir. If the moon is sighted, Eid will be celebrated tomorrow. If the moon does not appear, Muslims will celebrate Eid on May 25.
Soon the sun will set in Jammu and Kashmir and the crescent moon may appear in the sky. Hilal committees will make a final announcement on the moon sighting shortly. Stay here for live updates.
The confirmation whether the crescent moon is sighted in Jammu and Kashmir will be made by Hilal committees after Maghrib prayer. Stay here for live updates.
Srinagar, May 23: Muslims residing in Jammu and Kashmir will attempt to sight the crescent moon this evening, which marks the 29th of Ramadan (Ramzan) month and is known as Chand Raat. The sighting of the crescent moon will end the ongoing Ramzan month and mark the beginning of Shawwal month. Eid or Eid-al-Fitr will also be celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir depending upon the moon sighting. Catch live news updates on the Eid moon sighting in Jammu and Kashmir here. Eid al-Fitr 2020 Wishes: WhatsApp Stickers, GIF Images, Facebook Messages, Quotes and SMS to Send Greetings of Eid Mubarak.
Under the Islamic calendar, a new month begins upon the sighting of a crescent moon on the 29th day of the ongoing month. If the moon is not sighted, the month completes 30 days and a new month begins the next day. Hence, if the crescent moon is sighted this evening in Jammu and Kashmir, Eid or Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday, May 24. If the moon does not appear, Muslims in the union territory will observe 30th day of Ramadan on Sunday (May 24) and Eid will be celebrated on Monday, May 25. Eid Moon Sighting in India, Chand Raat 2020 Live News Updates.
With the sighting of the crescent moon, Shawwal month will also start. Eid is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal. Hilal committees decide whether the moon is sighted in their respective city. Stay here for live updates on the Eid moon sighting in Jammu and Kashmir.