New Delhi: Eid moon has been seen and now on Monday, Eid-ul-Fitr festival will be celebrated all over India. The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari said that the moon of Eid has appeared and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 25 in the whole country. Eid was celebrated on 24 May after seeing the moon in all the Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE. But in India, the moon of Eid is seen on 24 May and Eid will be celebrated on 25 May.
Eid moon was seen in Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Eid is being celebrated there on Sunday itself. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated by observing the moon after observing 30 days after the completion of the month of Ramadan. Muslims all over the world celebrate this festival with full fervour and gaiety.
According to the Islamic calendar, Eid-ul-Fitr is the first and only day in Shawwal, the tenth month after Ramadan, in which Muslims are not allowed to fast. The day and date of Eid can change according to different time zones and the appearance of the moon.
Instructions from Muslim Scholars and Religious Gurus, not to hug
Religious places are closed due to Coronavirus lockdown and people have been asked to stay in their homes and offer Namaz. Delhi Police has also appealed to the people to stay at home. The same appeal has been made to the people from Maulana and the Ulama. People have been instructed not to hug on Eid.