Srinagar: With the new moon in horizon the fasting month of Ramazan begins in Kashmir under the shadow of raging coronavirus pandemic.
Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Nasirul Islam announced the sighting of the moon moments after reports of moon sightings were announced on social media from across the region.
“The crescent has been sighted in parts of Ramban district … I have received credible witnesses about the sightings. Therefore, Ramazan-ul- Mubarak will be observed from Wednesday,” he said.
Devout Muslims will follow a new routine for the next 30 days, shunning all intake of food and water from sunrise to sunset every day.
Muslims across the world follow the Lunar calendar and each month starts with sighting of the crescent.
The fasting month — which can be of 29 or 30 days — will end with the sighting of Eid moon.
The markets across Kashmir have been flooded with several varieties of dates which are used to break the fast every evening.
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