New Delhi: Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in
the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday.
This was announced by Mufti Mohd Mukkaram Ahmed, the
Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid, here this evening after a
meeting of Royat Hilal Committee.
"The moon of Shawwal was not sighted today. Eid-ul-Fitr
will be celebrated on Saturday," he said.
Syed Ahmed Bhukari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, said the
moon was not sighted from anywhere as yet and "therefore I
announce that the 1st of Shawwal (Eid-ul-Fitr) falls on
The celebrations culminates fasting by devotees for a
month during Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar
The faithful wake up early morning for the pre-dawn
`sehri` meal renouncing food and water during the day before
breaking their fast in the evening. The evening meal is known
As Islam follows a lunar calendar, the holy month begins
every year about 11 days earlier and its commencement is
traditionally determined by the appearance of the new moon.