Shahi Imam announces to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr from Delhi’s Jama Masjid on June 16


NEW DELHI: The Eid-ul- Fitr which is the great and holy festival of Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on Saturday by the Muslim communities with a huge curiosity.

Syed Ahmed Bukhari who is the Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, on June 15 (Friday) announced that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on June 16 (Saturday) because any parts of moon has  not sighted on Thursday anywhere across the country, while this festival will be celebrated in Kerala on Friday as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode on Thursday.

Shahi Imam has announced the date of celebration after ending the meeting with moon-sighting committee.

“The moon was not sighted today. So, that means the Eid will be celebrated on Saturday in Delhi and several other parts of the country,” a senior official said.

Ramzan is a holy month for the  Muslims, many of whom practise the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.

It is believed  that it was during Ramadan that the Prophet Mohammed started receiving revelations of the Muslim holy book, the Koran.

The festival is marked with feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques and idgahs to seek blessings of the divine.