Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on Saturday: Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam

The Shahi imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Friday declared that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated all across the nation tomorrow.

Updated: Jul 17, 2015, 22:24 PM IST
Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on Saturday: Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam

New Delhi: The Shahi imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Friday declared that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated all across the nation tomorrow.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Shahi Imam said, "The moon has been sighted in Bihar, Hyderabad, Manipur and Tamil Nadu. So we have decided today that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow."

Meawhile, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have extended their Eid wishes to the people.

"On the joyous occasion of Idu'l Fitr, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens, particularly to all Muslim brothers and sisters... Let us on this day forgive and forget our difference," Mukherjee said.

"The holy month of Ramzan is coming to an end. People are waiting for Eid. The country and the world will celebrate Eid. I extend hearty greetings on this occasion," PM Modi said.

In his message, Ansari said, "May the noble ideals that mark Id-ul-Fitr enrich our lives with peace, prosperity and harmony and unite us all in the spirit of humanity."

The Eid-ul-Fitr festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan. 

Earlier in the day, Muslims around the world celebrated the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival.

The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon. Most Arab countries and Indonesia have declared Friday the first day of Eid, but in Oman and Morocco, the holiday will start from tomorrow.

Eid celebrations begin with a special prayer in mosques and open-air areas.

(With Agency inputs)