Ramzan from Sunday



New Delhi: Ramzan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, will begin from Sunday as the new moon was not sighted this evening, Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri mosque here announced today.

After a meeting of the new moon sighting committee here, Maulana Mufti Mukkaram Ahmed said that the new moon was not sighted.

"The month of Ramzan will begin on Sunday," Maulana Mukkaram told a news agency.

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims, who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

The month-long fasting will culminate in the Id-ul-Fitr celebrations next month.

PTI