Shab-e-Barat on Aug 16 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 03, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 03, 2008

Shab-e-Barat on Aug 16

The holy Shab-e-Barat will be observed on the night of August 16 as the moon of the Arabic month of Saban was sighted yesterday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at Islamic Foundation yesterday evening, " said a press release.
M Ataur Rahman, secretary of the religion affairs ministry, presided over the meeting.
Director General (DG) of the Islamic Foundation Fazlur Rahman, SPARSO Chairman M Nazmul Huda Khan NDC, Additional Secretary of the Information Ministry Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury, Principal Information Officer Iftekhar Hossain, Deputy Director of the Meteorological Department Shah Alam, Dhaka Alia Madrasa Principal Prof M Islam Gani, acting Khatib of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Mufti M Nuruddin, Khatib of Lalbagh Mosque Maulana Abu Raihan and other members of the committee were present at the meting.

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