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Crescent Moon Sighted, Eid-al-Fitr to be Celebrated on Monday

Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan and start of the Islamic month of Shawwal, will be celebrated across the country on Monday.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18.com@qazifarazahmad

Updated:June 25, 2017, 7:54 PM IST
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Crescent Moon Sighted, Eid-al-Fitr to be Celebrated on Monday
As Eid-al-Fitr celebrations have already begun across the globe, US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Tim Cook among others sent their wishes. (Image: Reuters)
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Lucknow: Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan and start of the Islamic month of Shawwal, will be celebrated across the country on Monday.

The crescent moon was sighted by the Markazi Chand Committee in Lucknow. Speaking to News18 General Secretary of Markazi Chand Committee, Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali, said, “The moon was sighted and Inshallah Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow June 26 all over the country. The entire country is celebrating Eid and all sections of the society are celebrating the festival. Eid symbolises brotherhood, bonhomie and I hope that Eid would also generate love among people.”

Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and during Ramzan Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and abstain completely from eating anything or drinking water even. The month of Ramzan culminates in Eid-al-Fitr celebrations. Typically, India and Pakistan celebrate Eid one day after Saudi Arabia, home to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.

As Eid-al-Fitr celebrations have already begun across the globe, US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Tim Cook among others sent their wishes.

US President Donald Trump also sent 'warm greetings' to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramzan. In a statement, President Trump said, "On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

Apple CEO, Tim Cook tweeted wishing for peace, joy and prosperity. "During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion and goodwill. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honour these values." Canada Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau issued an official statement wishing the Muslim community around the globe.

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| Edited by: Puja Menon
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