Eid-ul-Fitr’s date to be fixed on Saturday

22 May 2020 18:36, Somoy English Desk
Eid-ul-Fitr’s date to be fixed on Saturday
Eid-ul-Fitr’s date to be fixed on Saturday

The National Moon Sighting Committee is going to sit in a meeting on Saturday evening to fix the date of Eid-ul-Fitr, after reviewing information on the sighting of the moon of Shawwal month.

Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in Bangladesh either on Sunday or Monday subject to the sighting of the new moon.

The meeting of the moon sighting committee will be held at the conference room of the Islamic Foundation at the national Mosque Baitul Mukarram in the evening.

State Minister for Religious Affairs and Moon Sighting Committee Chairman Sheikh Md Abdullah will preside over the meeting, said a press release of Islamic Foundation.

After assessing the information on sighting of Shawwal moon, the committee will announce the date of Eid-ul-Fitr.

If the moon is sighted on Saturday, the eid will be celebrated on Sunday. Otherwise, the biggest religious festival of Muslims will be celebrated on Monday. 

The Islamic Foundation has requested people to inform the committee over following phone and fax numbers if they see the Shawwal moon anywhere in Bangladesh sky on Saturday.

The phone numbers are: 9559493, 9555947, 9556407 and 9558337 while the fax numbers are -- 9563397 and 9555951.


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