Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 Moon Sighting in India LIVE updates:
Moon not sighted in Lucknow
According to Maulana Khalid Rasheed of Markazi Chand Committee Farangi Mahali, the Shawwal crescent was not seen in UP capital (Lucknow) today. Tomorrow i.e. Thursday May 13 will be the thirtieth fast of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Friday, May 14.
Dua for sighting the Shawaal crescent moon
According to Islamic Finder, the dua to say on sighting the Shawaal crescent or the moon that will mark end of Ramadan and beginning of Eid is, “Allahumma ahlilhu `alainā bil-yumni wal-iman, was-salamati wal-Islam, rabbi wa rabbuk Allah”
Translation: “O Allah, bring it over us with blessing and faith, and security and Islam. My Lord and your Lord is Allah.”
Bengal Imams Associationon Eid Prayers:
Mohammed Yahiya, Bengal Imams Association Chairman said, “As the entire healthcare system in the country is under severe stress due to the emerging situation, we should be careful not to allow assembly of people during prayers. If we can exercise restraint and follow every necessary restriction required to stop the spread, we will avert the third wave.”
Muslims in India today will look for the Shawwal crescent moon that will mark the beginning Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid marks the end of the month-long fasting period of Ramadan.
This year, it likely to be celebrated on May 13 and will continue till the evening of May 14. The Moon sighting committees will make an attempt today to sight the Shawwal crescent moon tonight. The Moon is likely to be sighted tonight.
Every year, Eid-ul-Fitr occurs approximately 10-11 days earlier depending on when the crescent moon is sighted since lunar months are shorter than solar months and so it varies from country to country by about a day. As Muslims across India observe the 29th day of the Ramadan fast this Wednesday, rozedaars will be gearing to sight the crescent moon on chaand raat that will mark the onset of the month of Shawaal with Eid as its first day.
“Eid-ul-Fitr should be celebrated with simplicity. People should stay inside their homes and follow all Covid-19 protocols which have been imposed for our own safety. People are requested to abide by all guidelines,” said Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid from Farangi Mahali. He urged people to congratulate each other on social media platforms instead of going out.
Muslims follow the lunar calendar, and fast and offer prayers for the entire month. They also perform charitable acts like feeding the poor and providing them with alms. Eid is a joyous occasion. On seeing the moon they wish each other ‘Eid Mubarak’. The day is marked by wearing new clothes and exchanging gifts. People gather and delicious dishes are cooked.