New Delhi/Dhaka: Sunday September 04, 2016 will be the first day of the holy month Dhul Hijjah and Eid al Adha will be celebrated in India and Bangaldesh on Tuesday September 13, 2016 as the new moon is not sighted today i.e. Friday September 02, 2016 corresponding to 29th of Dhulka’edah 1437 AH.
“The new moon of the holy month of Dhul Hijjah could not be sighted today i.e. Friday September 02, 2016 corresponding to 29th of Dhulka’edah 1437 AH in New Delhi and around. Moon report is also not received from other parts of India.
“It is hence declared that Sunday September 04, 2016 will be the first day of the holy month Dhul Hijjah and Eid al Adha will be celebrated on Tuesday September 13, 2016”, Imarat-e-Shariyah Hind said in a statement.
Markazi Ruyat-e-Hilal Committee, Pune and Mumbai in Maharashtra have also declared that Eid al Adha will be on September 13, 2016.
“Eidul Adha in India will be celebrated on Tueseday 13th September, 2016. All major Hilal Committees of India have announced today”, MB Qasmi of MMERC, Mumbai said while talking to ummid.com.
Similar announcement has also been made by Islamic Foundation, Dhaka.
“The festival of sacrifice, Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in Bangladesh on September 13 as the moon of Zilhajj month was not sighted anywhere in the country today i.e. Friday September 02, 2016 corresponding to 29th of Dhulka’edah 1437 AH”, the statement by Islamic Foundation, Dhaka said.
The National Moon Sighting Committee announced the date in a press release this evening. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Islamic Foundation.
Hilal Committees in Kerala and Bhatkal however have declared that the new moon has been sighted and Eid al Adha in these Southern Indian region will be on September 12.