Shawwal moon sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow
21 April 2023, 07:52 pm | Updated: 07 December 2023, 12:32 pm
The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the greatest religious festivals of the Muslims, will be celebrated in the country tomorrow as the moon of Shawwal month of 1444 Hijri was sighted in the sky of Bangladesh today.
"The moon of Shawwal month of 1444 Hijri was sighted today in the skyline of the country. The holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow," Islamic Foundation (IF) Assistant Public Relations Officer Shayla Sharmin told BSS after the meeting of National Moon Sighting Committee.
State Minister for Religious Affairs and National Moon Sighting Committee President Md Faridul Haque Khan presided over the meeting at the meeting room of IF at Baitul Mokarram National Mosque here this evening, she said.
The main jamaat of the Eid-ul-Fitr will be held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises here at 8.30 am tomorrow.
If the congregation cannot be held due to inclement weather or any other unavoidable reason, it will be held at 9 am at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque here.
Another congregation of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr prayers will be held at 8:30 am at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on the Eid day.
Besides, five Eid jamaats (congregation) will be held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque here on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The first Eid jamaat will be held at 7am while the next four Jamaats will be held at 8am, 9am, 10am and 10.45am respectively.
President M Abdul Hamid will offer the prayers of Eid-ul-Fitr along with hundreds of people from all walks of life at the National Eidgah Maidan.
Apart from the head of the state, the country's noted personalities, including chief justice, cabinet members, judges of the Supreme Court, lawmakers, senior political leaders and high civil and military officials will also say their prayers there.
After the prayers, President Hamid will exchange Eid greetings with the Musullies (devotees) at the Eidgah on the day.
The Eid jamaat will be held under the auspices of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC). Special arrangement has been made for women to offer Eid prayers at the national Eidgah.
An intensified security measures were taken in and around the prayers ground.
On his arrival at the Eidgah, the President will be received by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, DSCC Mayor Barrister Fazle Noor Taposh and other concerned.
Meanwhile, the holy Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, was observed across the country today with due solemnity and religious fervour.
Category : Religion