Hyderabad: The Central Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee confirmed the sighting of the crescent on Wednesday, indicating the start of the holy month of Ramzan on Thursday.

This is for the first time, perhaps, in recorded history that Muslims across the world would observe the first roza of the holy month on the same day.

Led by Maulana Qubool Pasha Shuttari, members of the committee scoured the Hyderabad sky from atop the Hussaini Building at Moazzam Jahi Market but to no avail.

After receiving confirmation that the moon had been sighted in Nellore and Chennai, they announced that the first taraveeh would be offered on Wednesday and the first roza will be on Thursday.

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