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Holy month of Ramzan commences in TS, AP

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The Holy Month of Ramzan has begun in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Monday night after Central Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee confirmed sighting of crescent.

The Central Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee announced that the Holy Month of Ramzan has begun on Monday night and the first Roza or fasting will be observed on Tuesday. Majlis-e-Ulema-e-Deccan president Syed Mohammed Qubul Pasha Quadri Shuttari gave the official declaration after the religious Ulema (learned men) met at Hussaini Building, Moazzam Jahi Market. Jamia Nizamia chief Mufti Khaleel Ahmed, Moulana Mufti Azeemuddin, Moulana Syed Kazim Pasha Quadri Al-Moosavi, Syed Akbar Nizamuddin, Moulana Syed Auliya Hussaini, Moulana Syed Mahmood Pashad Quadri and others were also present.

Due to cloudy weather, the crescent could not be sighted in Hyderabad. However, the Committee got reports of crescent sighting from other parts of the State.

This year, the timing of fasting or Roza is longer than last year. While last year’s first Roza was of 14 hours and 48 minutes, this year its duration is of 15 hours and 4 minutes. While the Saheri timing will end at 4.09 AM, the first Iftar will be at 6.55 PM. However, the Rozas will become shorter every day and the last Roza will be of 14 hours and 19 minutes.

This year, the timing of fasting or Roza will two-minute shorter than last year. The first Roza will be of 14 hours and 46 minutes. While the Saheri timing will end at 4.09 AM, the first Iftar will be at 6.55 PM.

The last Friday or Jumatul Vida will be celebrated on July 1 (25th Ramzan). The Shab-e-Qadar, one of the three holy nights, will fall on July 2 (Saturday).

Special arrangements have been made at all mosques across the State for the conduct of Taraveeh prayers in the night. In Mecca Masjid, nearly 8,000 to 10,000 Muslims participated in the Taraveeh prayers where three Paaras (chapters) of Holy Quran are being recited each day. Similarly, management committees of different mosques have made arrangements for the conduct of Taraveeh prayers.

Arrangements have also been made at several places for Simaat-e-Quran, the congregations where Holy Quran is recited. Such gatherings are primarily attended by women.

The Holy month of Ramzan has begun in the Arab countries and the first Roza was observed on Monday across the Middle-East.(INN)

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