The Hilal committees could not spot the crescent moon in Delhi and Northern India on Sunday, May 5. Hence, Ramzan will begin in India's capital and the surrounding states all over Northern India only from Tuesday, May 7.

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.

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.

Muslims await the sighting of the crescent moon in India's capital, New Delhi, and surrounding states for the Holy Ramzan to begin. Muslims will observe a month of fasting and abstinence from the next day of the spotting of the moon.

The Hilal committees in Delhi and surrounding areas are keeping eyes wide open for sighting of the crescent moon, which marks the beginning of the Holy Ramzan or Ramadan. The moon is expected to be seen on Sunday evening.

Muslims in Delhi as well as all over India are awaiting the sight of the crescent moon in order to start fasting in the holy month of Ramzan or Ramadan. 

New Delhi, 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 Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttarakhand 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.