First day of Ramzan announced, moon not sighted anywhere in India
The Ramzan moon was not sighted anywhere in India on Sunday evening, hence the first day of Ramzan will begin on May 7 (Tuesday), announced Hilal committees. The crescent was predicted to be spotted on Sunday. Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka will begin their fasts from May 7.
As per precedent, the moon is sighted in Indian subcontinent region only a day after it has been spotted in the western hemisphere. Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on May 17 from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramzan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and intense worship.
Muslims all over the world fast from dawn to dusk on Ramzan, which is the ninth month in the Muslim calendar and is considered a holy period.
The objective of the fast is to remind the suffering of the less fortunate and to bring the followers closer to God. As mentioned in the holy book, Quran, Muslims, during this month, are supposed to donate alms to the poor and feed the hungry.