Ramadan begins tomorrow
The holy Ramadan, the lunar month of self-purification through fasting and abstinence, begins tomorrow as the new moon was not sighted anywhere in Bangladesh sky yesterday.
Lailatul Qadr, the night of divine blessing and benediction, will also be observed on September 17 in the run-up to Eid festival.
The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision in a meeting held at the Islamic Foundation yesterday night after reviewing reports on moon sighting for the holy month of Ramadan.
Chairman of the committee and State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Shahjahan Mia presided over the meeting.
Religious Affairs Secretary M Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury, Director General of the Islamic Foundation Shamim Mohammad Afjal, Principal Information Officer AKM Shamim Chowdhury, Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka M Zillar Rahman, Deputy Director of Meteorological Department Shah Alam, and Khatib of the National Mosque Baitul Mukarram Maulana Salah Uddin were, among others, present at the meeting.