No moon yet, Id tomorrow
Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, as the crescent moon was not sighted on Thursday. The festival is celebrated on the first of the Islamic month of Shawwal.
The announcement was made by prominent Islamic scholars under the aegis of the Central Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee of Hyderabad Deccan, which met at the Hussaini Building at Moazzam Jahi Market on Thursday evening.
The committee made the announcement after getting confirmation that the moon was not sighted anywhere in the Telugu states and in the neighbouring states as well.
Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, as the crescent moon was not sighted on Thursday.
The faithful will observe the 30th Roza on Friday, which will also be the Jumatul Vida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan.
The committee meeting was attended by Majlis-eUlema-e-Deccan secretary-general and Muslim Personal Law Board member Moulana Syed Qubul Pasha Shuttari, Jamia Nizamia Vice-Chancellor Mufti Khaleel Ahmed, Darul Iftar head Maulana Mufti Azeemuddin and Moulana Syed Kazim Pasha Quadri among others.
The people especially the business community were anxiously waiting for the announcement of the sighting of the moon. Many felt excited after hearing that Id-ul-Fitr would be celebrated on Saturday. The markets are reported brisk business with business establishments running round the clock for the last few days.
People throng the night bazaar at Old City for Ramzan shopping.