KERALA

Ramzan fasting begins today

The Muslim holy month of Ramzan will begin on Thursday as the sighting of the new moon was formally confirmed by the spiritual heads of the community in the State on Wednesday. Muslim spiritual leaders Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal and All India Jamiyyathul Ulama general secretary Kanthapuram A.P. Aboobacker Musaliyar were among those who confirmed the beginning of the holy month. The crescent was sighted at Vellayil here on Wednesday evening. — Staff Reporter

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