Islamic New Year to begin on Aug 11 as Muharram crescent not sighted

Hyderabad: The Central Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee – Hyderabad Deccan on Monday announced that the crescent of Muharram-ul-Haram 1443 AH was not sighted in Telangana State on Monday evening. Therefore, 11th August will be the 1st of Muharram and the beginning of new Islamic Year 1443 Hijri and the Yaum-e-Ashoora will be observed on August 20 (Friday).

The announcement was made by the Committee which met here under the chairmanship of Moulana Syed Qubool Pasha Shattari, President, Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee on Monday evening after it got confirmation that the crescent was not sighted today. (INN)

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