The Hilal committees could not spot the crescent moon in Bhopal and Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand on Sunday, May 5. Hence, fasting for Ramzan in these states will begin from Tuesday, May 7.

The Ramadan moon sighting committee in the UAE and various other countries including India are waiting for the crescent moon to emerge so that the Holy Ramadan or Ramzan (as known in Indian subcontinent) commences. Muslims all over the world observe a month of fasting and abstinence to honour the word of the Holy Quran and try to emulate the path shown by Prophet Mohammed.

Central Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and the state of Jharkhand are waiting for the sighting of the crescent moon. The Hilal committee in Bhopal is also on alert to spot the moon.

Ramazan or Ramzan or Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.

Muslims across the world and in India, including Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are waiting for the sighting of the crescent moon so that they can begin fasting in the Holy Ramzan or Ramadan. 

Bhopal, May 5: Muslims across the world and in India are praying to spot and will attempt to sight the crescent moon today, May 5. If the moon is spotted, the holy month of Ramzan or Ramadan will commence and the first roza or fast would be observed from tomorrow. Muslims in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand will be on the lookout for the crescent moon from Sunday evening. Stay tuned above for the live news and updates on Ramadan moon sighting 2019 in these countries. Ramadan Moon Not Sighted in Saudi Arabia, Gulf on May 4.

The Hilal committees across the globe as well as in India will be on the lookout for the crescent moon and will accept testimonies from citizens if they report on any moon sighting. If the crescent moon is spotted today, on Sunday in India, the fast will commence from tomorrow, Monday.

However, if the crescent moon is sighted in India on Monday evening or night, the fasting will begin in the country on Tuesday.

The Holy Ramadan or Ramzan would begin as and when the Hilal committees testifies or the citizens and individuals confirm that they have spotted the moon. Muslims all over the world are duty bound to abstain from food and water between dawn to dusk throughout the next 29 or 30 days.