Moon sighted in neighbouring state Kerala; Ramadan declared in Bhatkal, Kumta and parts of Coastal Karnataka

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 5th May 2019, 8:14 PM | Coastal News | State News | Don't Miss |

Bhatkal: Ramadan, the holy month in the Islamic calendar, began in Bhatkal, Kumta and parts of Coastal Karnataka along with neighbouring state of Kerala after the crescent moon was sighted in Kaapad of Kerala on 5th May, Sunday soon after the Maghrib namaz.

The Qazis of Bhatkal, Maulana Mulla Muhammed Iqbal Nadwi and Deputy Qazi Maulana Ayiman Nadvi informed about the sighting of the moon after receiving the confirmation from Kerala.

Udupi and Dakshina Kannada Qazi too confirmed the moon sighting and declared commencement of Ramadan in their respective regions

The fasting will begin from tomorrow Monday, while Taraveeh, a special night prayers will begin today after 9 PM across all the Mosques.

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving charity, and religious devotion.

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