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Markazi Chand Committee Announces Eid on May 14

Lucknow: As per Maulana Khalid Rasheed of Markazi Chand Committee Farangi Mahali in Lucknow, the crescent moon is not sighted in Lucknow on May 12. Hence, May 13 will be the last day of Ramadan and Eid-Ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 14. The crescent moon is first seen in Saudi Arabia and it is only after that the rest of the world celebrates the festival. Hence, the date of Eid varies from country to country. Also Read – Eid-Ul-Fitr 2021: Know When Will India, Saudi Arabia And UAE Celebrate The Festival

The people in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries will celebrate Eid on May 13. Kerela will also celebrate Eid on May 13. It is also expected that India will be celebrating the holy festival of Muslims on May 14. However, for the rest of the states, the announcement is awaited. Also Read – Eid-Ul-Fitr Moon Sighting 2021 Highlights in India: Eid on May 14, Crescent Moon Not Sighted

The festive day begins by offering Eid prayer at the mosque, this time at home. The Islamic prayer, known as salat, comprises of two units of prayer known as rakats along with six incarnations. The Eid prayer is followed by the sermon after which Muslims ask for Allah’s forgiveness, mercy, peace, and blessings for all living beings across the world. Usually, the prayer is performed in an assembly but this time, family members might offer it in unison or individually. This is done by raising the hands to the ears while saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ which means God is the greatest. Also Read – Eid-Ul-Fitr: 6 Recipes to Indulge in And Celebrate This Joyous Festival

Unlike the Gregorian calendar followed by the West, the Islamic calendar is lunar that is, based on the moon. Since lunar months are shorter than solar months, Muslims month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic year, occurs approximately 11 days earlier every year depending on when the moon is sighted. It varies from country to country by about a day.

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