With the sighting of the crescent, the Holy Month of Ramzan has begun in Hyderabad and its surroundings on Monday.
The Central Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee announced that the Holy Month of Ramzaan will commence from August 2, after the new moon was sighted on Tuesday.
Majlis-e-Ulema-e-Deccan president Syed Mohammed Qubul Pasha Quadri Shuttari gave the official declaration after the religious Ulema (learned men) met at Hussaini Building, Moazzam Jahi Market.
The committee headed by Moulana Syed Shah Qubool Pasha Shuttari met here this evening and said that the moon was sighted at Hyderabad, Bangalore, Adilabad, Karimnagar and other places.
As soon as the announcement was made, sirens were rung in the city and other important towns and cities and the Muslim community exchanged greetings for commencement of Ramazan.
The meeting was attended by Moulana Mufti Mohammed Azeemuddin, Moulana Syed Mohammed Aulia Husssaini Murtuza Pasha, Moulana Syed Mohammed Hamid Quadri president Anjuman Quadria and other prominent Muslim scholars and elders.
Meanwhile the state government has given orders permitting Muslims employees, including teachers and outsourcing employees, to leave their offices at 4 PM through the month of Ramzaan, except when their presence is required in case of emergencies.