Meanwhile the faithful in India and Pakistan are set to celebrate Eid Al Adha on October 16 following the traditional moon sighting in the two countries. The announcement came after various moon sighting committees confirmed the sighting of the Dhu al-Hijjah crescent in different parts of the subcontinent, reported Ummid.com.
“We have received reports of moon sighting from different parts of Maharashtra and outside. Based on these reports, it announced that Eid al-Adha celebrations in India will be observed on October 16”, M Burhanuddin Qasmi of Markaz Al Maar’f, Mumbai said.Similar announcements were also made at other places.
“We have received reports of moon sighting from Nanded, Pune and some other parts. Hence ithas been decided to celebrate Eid al-Adha on October 16,”Shakeel Faizee, Amir Jamiat Ahle Hadees Maharashtra said.Islamic calendar depends on lunar system and the first day of the new month is decided based on sighting of the moon.