No moon sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday
Published: 08:28 PM, 23 May 2020 Updated: 08:43 PM, 23 May 2020
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday as the moon of the holy month of Shawwal, 1441 AH (Arabic), could not be seen in the country.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee chaired by Nurul Islam, a member of the committee and Secretary of Ministry of Religious Affairs, held at the meeting room of the Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mukarram in the capital on Saturday evening.
The meeting was also attended by the Director-General of the Islamic Foundation Anis Mahmud and other members of the committee.
The meeting reviewed data from the Islamic Foundation’s divisional and district offices, the Meteorological Department, the Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO).
The Holy Ramadan is observing 30 days long in several Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In that case, the Holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday in all those countries after completing 30 fasts.
The holy month of Ramadan started in Bangladesh a day after Saudi Arabia.