The moon of the month of Shawwal in the year 1441 AH was not seen anywhere in the sky of Bangladesh. Therefore, the holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated all over the country next Eid Monday. Tomorrow will be 30 Ramadan on Sunday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at the meeting hall of the Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mukarram on Saturday evening. Meeting sources confirmed the information.
State Minister for Religion and President of the National Moon Sighting Committee Sheikh Mohammad presided over the meeting. Abdullah.
Due to the outbreak of the epidemic coronavirus, Eid-ul-Fitr prayers will not be held in the Eidgah or Idgahah or in open space. In this case, the worshipers will be able to offer Eid prayers in the nearest mosque instead of in an open space, considering the risk to their lives. Multiple congregations can be arranged in the same mosque if necessary to maintain physical distance in Eid Monday.
The directive was announced in a press release issued by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Friday.
Meanwhile, Eid will be celebrated in Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia on Sunday as the moon of the holy month of Shawwal was not seen on Friday.
According to the rules, Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated the next day when the moon of Shawwal month is seen in 29th Ramadan. But if the moon is not seen on this day, 30 fasts have to be observed. And Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated the day after the 30th of Ramadan.