Holy Ashura on July 29
Bangladesh will observe the holy Ashura on July 29 as the moon of Muharram was not sighted in the sky this evening.
Therefore, the holy month of Muharram will start from July 20.
The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
Faridul Haque Khan, state minister for religious affairs presided over the meeting.
According to the press release of the Islamic Foundation, the meeting reviewed the information received from all the district administrations, Islamic Foundation head office, divisional offices, Bangladesh Meteorological Department, and Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO) regarding the sighting of the moon of the holy month of Muharram of 1445 Hijri.
There was no news of the sighting of the moon this evening. As a result, the holy Ashura will be celebrated on July 29, added the press release.
Ashura is a public holiday in Bangladesh on the 10th day of Muharram. On this day Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), was martyred in the desert of Karbala on the banks of the river Euphrates. Since then, the tragic event of Karbala has been observed by the Muslim world as a symbol of sacrifice and mourning.