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New Islamic Year 1437 begins as Muharram crescent sighted

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The Central Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee – Hyderabad Deccan on Wednesday announced that crescent of Muharram-ul-Haram 1437 AH has been sighted in Telangana State.

The announcement was made following confirmation of sighting of crescent in Warangal, Tandur, Nizamabad and other places. The Committee met here under the chairmanship of Moulana Mufti Khaleel Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Nizamia, at the Hussaini Building at Moazzam Jahi Market on Wednesday evening. Therefore, October 15 will be the 1st of Muharram and the beginning of new Islamic Year 1437 Hijri and Yaum-e-Ashoora will be observed on October 24. (INN)