The festival of Eid-ul-Adha is being celebrated across the country including Delhi on Wednesday. The moon could not be seen due to the cloud cover in Delhi, but the moon was visible in many states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya. Maulana Dr. Mufti Mukarram Ahmed, Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid located in Chandni Chowk, said, ‘Due to cloudy sky in Delhi, the moon has not been seen, but Lucknow, Bijnor, Nagina in Uttar Pradesh, Patna, Odisha, West of Bihar. In many states and cities including Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya, the news of the sighting of the moon of Zul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, has come and it has been confirmed.
He said, ‘So the festival of Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on 10th Jul Hijjah i.e. 21st July, Wednesday.’ Let us tell you that the festival of Bakrid is celebrated on the 10th day after the sighting of the moon and Eid ul Zuha or Azha or Bakrid is celebrated two months and nine days after Eid ul Fitr.
At the same time, Muslim organization Imarat-e-Shariah Hind has also announced to celebrate Bakrid on July 21. The organization said in a statement that in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Hakimuddin Qasmi, secretary of Ruat-e-Hilal (Moon Committee) of Imarat-e-Shariah Hind, it was confirmed that the moon has been seen in other parts of the country, hence Eid-ul-Azha July 21. will be celebrated.
The Naib Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Shaban Bukhari, had released a video saying that the moon of Zul Hijjah has been sighted at night and Bakrid will be celebrated on July 21.
Bukhari said, ‘We should follow the Kovid guidelines for the safety of ourselves and our families in view of the third wave of corona. We have allowed limited number of people to offer Namaz at Jama Masjid.
This time it is interesting that Bakrid will be celebrated in Kerala along with the rest of the country. In Kerala, Ramzan, Eid-ul-Fitr and Bakrid are often celebrated according to Arab countries. This time in Kerala, the Muslim organization ‘Samast Kerala Gem Iyyathul Ulama’ quoted the Ulema (religious gurus) as saying that the new moon has not been seen, after which it has been decided to celebrate Bakrid on 21 July.
The date for celebrating Eid-ul-Adha has been jointly announced by Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) chief P Haider Ali Shihab Thangal, all-president Mohammad Jifri Muthukoya Thangal and other Ulema.
In this regard, Mufti Mukarram said that Eid festival is often celebrated in Kerala along with Arab countries, but it has happened many times that Kerala and other parts of the country celebrate the festival on the same day, but usually it does not happen. is.
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