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Eid-Ul-Fitr Moon Sighting 2020 Live Updates in India: No Moon Sighted, Eid Will be Celebrated on May 25

Eid-Ul-Fitr 2020: Catch live updates of moon sighting in India.

Updated: May 23, 2020 8:30 PM IST

By Entertainment Desk | Edited by Taru Bhatia

Eid 2020

Live Updates

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    Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 25 (Monday) and the
    Shawwal Moon is likely to be sighted on May 24 (Sunday). The Moon is not
    sighted tonight. Delhi’s Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari said in a
    statement, “Eid ul-Fitr to be celebrated on May 25 as moon could not be sighted
    today. It’s important that we take precautions and maintain social distancing.
    We should stay away from shaking hands and hugging. We should follow
    government’s guidelines.”

  • 8:03 PM IST

  • 7:39 PM IST

    The Moon sighting committees are waiting for any testimony
    on Moon sighting. There is no official announcement on Moon Sighting from any
    part of India.

  • 7:22 PM IST

  • 7:15 PM IST

  • 7:14 PM IST

    The Hilal committees are expecting to sight Moon tonight in southern
    states such as Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu tonight. If the
    Moon is sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr will fall on May 24, Sunday.

  • 7:08 PM IST

    The attempt to sight Shawwal crescent Moon is underway in
    Gujarat, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata. The announcement will be made
    shortly by the officials. The Moon likely to be sighted after 7:30 pm.

Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-Al-Fitr 2020 is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by the Muslim community around the world. The sacred day marks end of Ramadan month, in which they fast from sunrise to sunset. The date varies on the sighting of the crescent moon. It is believed that this year the featival will begin from May 24, Sunday after the moon is sighted tonight. However, if the Moon is sighted on May 24, the Eid will fall on May 25, Monday. The holy day falls on the first day of the month Shawwal.

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People in India will observe the Moon tonight and South Indian state Kerala is the first to witness the crescent Moon in the country followed by other states. Similarly, Saudi Arabia will also observe the Moon tonight. The Moon is likely to be sighted tonight in Saudi Arabia and Kerala, however, there is no such confirmation, as of yet.

The people in Ladakh are celebrating Eid today after the moon was sighted in Kargil on May 22. A local spoke to ANI and confirmed, “The moon was sighted in Kargil yesterday so we are celebrating Eid in Ladakh today. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, we will be offering prayers at our homes.”

This year, Ramadan began in India on April 26 and Muslims around the world observed Roza.

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Published Date: May 23, 2020 5:39 PM IST

Updated Date: May 23, 2020 8:30 PM IST