The Hilal committees could not spot the crescent moon in Kolkata, West Bengal and Eastern India on Sunday, May 5. Hence, Ramzan will begin in India's eastern part and the surrounding states all over Eastern India only 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.
All eyes are eager to spot the crescent moon, which will signal the start of the Holy Ramadan or Ramzan- the ninth month in Islamic calender, considered to be pious and of great importance. Muslims all over the globe observe a month of fasting from dawn to dusk and practice abstinence as directed in the Holy Quran.
The states of Kolkata, West Bengal and Assam are waiting for the sight of the crescent moon which will mark the beginning of Holy Ramzan. If the moon is spotted today, Muslims will begin their fast from Monday.
The sighting of the crescent moon, which marks the beginning of the Holy Ramzan or Ramadan, is expected in Kolkata and West Bengal on Sunday evening.
Muslims in India are waiting for the sight of the crescent moon, which will mark the beginning of the fasting and Holy Ramadan or Ramzan.
Kolkata, 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 Kolkata, West Bengal, Assam 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.