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Zil Hajj crescent not sighted, Eid-ul-Adha on Sept 25

The Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on September 25 (Friday) as the crescent for Zil Hajj was not sighted on Monday.

This was announced by a team of noted Islamic Scholars under the aegis of the Central Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee – Hyderabad Deccan. The Committee which met at the Hussaini Building at Moazzam Jahi Market on Monday evening, made the announcement after getting confirmation from all the districts and neighbouring States, that the crescent has not been sighted. Therefore, Tuesday will be the 30th of Dhu al-Qa’dah, the 11th month of Islamic calender and Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on September 25.

The meeting, chaired by Majlis-e-Ulema-e-Deccan Secretary-General Moulana Syed Qubul Pasha Shuttari, was attended by Mufti Khaleel Ahmed, Mufti Azeemuddin, Moulana Kazim Pasha Quadri, Moulana Syed Auliya Hussaini alias Murtuza Pasha and other noted clerics.

The holy month of Zil Hajj has already begun in Saudi Arabia and the Day of Arafat would fall on September 23. (INN)