Indore (Madhya Pradesh): This year Ramzan will begin on April 14, 2021 and end on May 12, 2021. In India, the holy month of Ramzan starts one day after the moon is sighted in Saudi Arabia.
During this period, Muslim community in Indore and across the world will observe a fast known as Roza. Ramzan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar and is considered to be the most pious period when devotees observe fast and pray. This year, worship and prayers will be confined to homes due to coronavirus second wave and rising number of infected people.
“Monday (April 12) will be the last day and 30th day of Sha’ban 1442 Hijri. The moon was not sighted on Sunday as expected due to clouds and dusty sky,” city qazi Dr Mohammad Ishrat Ali said.
Dawoodi Bohra Samaj observed first Roza on Monday. Prayers were offered at homes. A community member Mohsin Khan said, “The month of Ramzan is the month of prayer. In this month, Allah forgives all sins and will heal us from corona pandemic.”
All the community members are doing namaz in their homes following government's guidelines of Covid-19.