New Delhi, May 16: Muslims in India will look for the crescent moon this evening to confirm the start date of Ramadan 2018 or Ramzan. Depending on the moon sighting, fasting for Ramadan or Ramzan month will start in the country. A query – Ramadan 2018 India Date – is being widely searched on the internet to check out the date for the beginning of Ramadan in India. We will be doing live updates on moon sighting this evening which will determine the start of the fasting month in India. Stay connected with us to get the confirmed date for Ramadan 2018 after moon sighting.
Ramadan 2018 India Date: The new moon of the month of Ramadan will be sighted this evening corresponding to 29th of Shaban in the country. If the new moon is sighted then Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17. In case the new moon is not sighted, then Ramadan in India will begin from Friday, May 18. A new month in the Islamic lunar calendar begins with a sighting of the moon on 29th of the prevailing month. If the new moon, Crescent, is sighted, the next day is counted as the first day of the next month. If not, the next day is counted as the 30th day of the prevailing month and the new month begins thereafter.
In Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, there was no sight of the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday. Hence, the Kingdom and other Muslim nations in the Middle East declared Ramadan would not begin on Wednesday but on Thursday. Australia, South Korea, Japan and Singapore also declared Ramadan on Thursday. Fasting from dawn until sunset in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is intended to help teach Muslims self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity. Check out Ramadan 2018 timetable for Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Srinagar and other metro cities here.