Holy Akheri Chahar Shamba Wed
Published: 05:14 PM, 5 October 2021
The holy Akheri Chahar Shamba, an important day for the Muslim Ummah, will be observed across the country tomorrow (Wednesday, October 6), marking the recovery of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM) from his prolonged illness.
The decision was taken on September 8 at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office with committee Chairman and State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haque Khan in the chair.
As the new moon was sighted in the sky of the country on Wednesday, so the holy month of Safar will begin from September 9 and the holy Akheri Chahar Shamba will be observed on the 28th of Safar (last Wednesday in the month) or October 6, said a foundation release.
Akheri Chahar Shamba is observed in commemoration of the recovery of the Prophet Muhammad (Sm) from his last illness. However, though he experienced some mitigation of his illness and bathed, the illness aggravated and he died shortly afterward.
It is difficult to ascertain the precise date of Akhiri Chahar Shambah as there is some difference of opinion regarding the holy Prophet’s date of demise. But according to most of his biographers, the holy Prophet (Sm) fell ill on the 18th of Safar and the illness lasted for 13 days.
On the occasion of the day, the educational institutions in Bangladesh are closed. The Muslim Ummah still observes the day through charity and supererogatory worship.
The Islamic Foundation has organized Waz and Milad Mahfil at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital after Maghrib prayers.