Mangalore, August 18: Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday in Dakshina Kannada as the crescent moon of Shawwal has been sighted in several parts of the coastal Karnataka on Saturday evening.
Leaders of Muslim communities have confirmed the sighting and urged the Muslims to celebrate the festival according to the principles and teachings of Islam.
“After receiving reliable reports of moon sighting from various parts of the coastal districts Mangalore Qazi Thwaqa Ahmed Musliyar has declared that Sunday will be the Eid day for Muslims of Mangalore”, said Yenepoya Abdullah Kunnhi, President of Zeenath Bakhsh Jum’a Masjid.
Ullal Qazi Thajul Ulama Alhaj Assayyid Abdurrahman Al-bukhari Thangal has also declared the end of Ramadan, said Al-haj UK Monu, President of Ullal Dargah Committee.
Following confirmation of moon sighting, Takabir were uttered through megaphones of the mosques across Mangalore.
Eid Namaz timings
Mangalore Qazi Thwaqa Ahmed Musliyar will lead prayers and deliver Qutba at 8:00 am at Eidgah Masjid in Light House Hill, said a press release. In Noor Masjid and Thaqwa Masjid Eid Namaz will be held at 8:30 am followed by the sermon.
In Kachchi Memon Masjid, Bunder and Jami’a Masjid, Kudroli, the prayers will commence at 9:00 am and 8:15 am respectively.
Thajul Ulama Assayyid Abdurrahman Al Bukhari will lead the Eid Namaz at Ullal Central Jumma Masjid at 10 am informed U K Monu, President, Ullal Darga Committee.
According to press release issued by South Karnataka Salafi Movement, Eid Namaz will be offered at 7.45 am at Ibrahim Khaleel Masjid, Mangalore, Sal-Sabeel, Ullal and other Salafi Masjids.
Muhammed Kunhi will lead Eid Namaz and deliver Quthbah in Kannada at Masjidul Huda, Thokkottu at 7.45am according to a press release issued by the president of Masjid.