Crescent has been sighted in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, confirmed the respective moon sighting bodies. The region, along with the rest of India, will celebrate Eid al-Fitr tomorrow, June 5.

The top Muslim religious bodies in Ambala have decided that the Shawwal crescent has been sighted in Haryana. The state will celebrate Eid al-Fitr tomorrow.

Punjab will celebrate Eid al-Fitr tomorrow, the state's Muslim religious bodies have decided based on the sighting of moon. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Governor VP Singh have wished the people.

"Let us on this day rededicate ourselves and come together to build bridges of love and affection to create a world that is free of falsehood and animosity, imbibing the spirit of brotherhood that is intrinsic to the occasion, which teaches us the values of compassion and tolerance," said the statement issued by the Punjab CM.

Crescent has been sighted in most parts of India. An announcement from Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid is currently awaited.

Among hilal committees which have confirmed the sighting of moon include those based in Pune, Lucknow, Bhopal, Patna, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Chennai. Reports of crescent sighting have also been confirmed in parts of Maharashtra.

Crescent has not been sighted in India so far. The Delhi Jama Masjid Shahi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, is expected to issue a statement shortly.

The hilal committee personnel in North India region have been deployed on key locations to sight the hilal crescent. Following their testimonies, an announcement would be issued by the Markazi Chand Committee as well as the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid.

Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari will issue an announcement after namaz-e-maghrib on the sighting of Shawwal moon in North India. If the crescent is spotted, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow, June 5.

Eid or Eid al-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. This year, it will be celebrated in India’s Delhi, Punjab and Haryana on June 5 if the moon is sighted in any part of these states of the country on Tuesday. Hilal community, the apex Islamic body of these areas will officially announce the sighting of the moon after the Maghrib prayers. The festival of Eid is believed to have originated in Medina after the migration of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca. Catch live news and updates on the Eid al-Fitr moon sighting on 'Chand Raat' in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana here. Track Live Updates on Eid Moon Sighting 2019 in All Parts of India.

The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities. The exact date of Eid Celebrations varies from area to area. The crescent or a new moon will be visible only for a couple of minutes around sunset on the 29th day of the holy month of Ramadan and if the Hilal Community could not be able to sight the crescent then the fasting will be extended for one more day.

The moon sighting will also mark the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting – Ramadan. As part of Eid celebrations, Muslims offer a special prayer in open areas like community centres or at mosques. On the festival of Eid, social gatherings are organised. Special dishes are made on this occasion and are distributed to friends and relatives.

The Eid was celebrated on June 4, in various Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. However, some Middle East countries including Jordan, Oman and Palestine will celebrate Eid on June 5 as the moon was not sighted there.

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