Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country on October 1 as the Muharram moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Thursday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office on Thursday after reviewing reports on the sighting of moon of the month of Muharram.
Religious Affairs Secretary Md Anisur Rahman presided over the meeting.
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).