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Ashura: Moon sighting body sits Thursday

Sun Online Desk     20th September, 2017 08:01:11 printer

Ashura: Moon sighting body sits Thursday

The National Moon Sighting Committee will sit in a meeting on Thursday to decide the date of Holy Ashura after reviewing reports on the sighting of moon of the month of Muharram received from different parts of the country.

The meeting will be held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation's Baitul Mukarram office in the capital at 7pm, said a handout on Wednesday, reports UNB.

Religious Affairs Minister and committee Chairman Motiur Rahman will preside over the meeting.

People are requested to inform the committee over following telephone numbers - 9559643, 9555947, 9556407 and 9558337 - or Fax - 9563397 and 9555951 if they see the moon in Bangladesh sky.


Holy Ashura is observed on 10th of Muharram in the Hijri year commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM).

On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) along with his family members and 72 followers embraced the martyrdom in the hands of soldiers of Yazid at the desert of Karbala to uphold the teachings of the Prophet (SM).

The day is a public holiday.