Moon not sighted, Eid on Monday

Sun Online Desk

23rd May, 2020 08:09:41 printer

Moon not sighted, Eid on Monday

The moon of the Arabic Shawwal month of 1441 Hizri has not been sighted anywhere in Bangladesh sky. So, the Holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday.

“The holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be observed on Monday ,Insha’Allah, as the moon of Shawwal month of 1441 Hijri was not sighted today in the skyline of the country,” Religious Affairs Secretary Md Nurul Islam told a briefing at the conference room of Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mokarram National Mosque here this evening.

He said the National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at its meeting this evening after evaluating data and reports from all the district administrations, offices of Islamic Foundation, Bangladesh Meteorological Department and Space Research and Remote
Sensing Organisation.

Earlier, Nurul Islam presided over the National Moon Sighting Committee meeting at the conference room of Islamic Foundation in the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque here after Maghrib prayers.

Eid-ul-Fitr is Arabic word meaning “festival of breaking of the fast”. The festival marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk during the holy Ramadan.

On the Eid day morning, Muslims gather at mosques and prayer venues to perform Eid prayers and greet each other. The festival is celebrated by visiting friends and relatives, hosting food parties and sharing sweets.


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