Muslim fasting month of Ramzan begins

September 2nd, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi , Sep2 (ANI): The holy fasting month of Ramzan has begun following the sighting of the new moon last evening.

“The new moon of Ramzan was sighted on Monday. Hence, Ramzan fasting will start from Tuesday,” Maulana Mufti Mukarram, the Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri mosque here said after a meeting of the Royat Hilal Committee on Monday.

The meeting was chaired by Mufti Mukkaram and attended by ulemas and scholars.

Muslims fast throughout the holy month which culminates in Eid celebrations. Devouts will exercise self-restraint and sanctity, two core aspects of the Ramzan, through fasting.

In Kerala, the month-long day-time fasting began on Monday, as the crescent moon heralding the holy month of Ramzan was sighted on Sunday. (ANI)

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