Holy Eid-ul-Azha, the 2nd largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on July 10 as the moon of Zilhajj month was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Thursday.
The decision was made at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the Baitul Mukarram office of Islamic Foundation in the evening after reviewing information about the sighting of the Zilhajj moon.
Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on the 10th of Zilhajj to uphold the true spirit of sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim (AS).
On this day, some 4,000 years ago, Prophet Ibrahim (AS) had offered to sacrifice his son Ismail, who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Allah.
But the Almighty in His benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed.
Muslims all over the world slaughter sacrificial animals in the name of Allah to commemorate the historic event on the day. They also offer prayers in congregations.