Crescent sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday

Hyderabad: The Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States on Saturday as the crescent of Holy Shavval has been sighted on Friday night.

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 Friday evening, made the announcement after getting confirmation from Guntur, Vijayawada and Warangal. The crescent has also been sighted in Bengaluru and Chennai. Therefore, the Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday.

The meeting was attended by Majlis-e-Ulema-e-Deccan Secretary General Moulana Syed Qubul Pasha Shuttari, Jamia Nizama Vice-Chancellor Mufti Khaleel Ahmed, Darul Ifta Dean Mufti Azeemuddin, Moulana Kazim Pasha Quadri, Syed Aulia Hussaini @ Murtuza Pasha and other religious scholars. (INN)