The holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims engage in self-purification through fasting and abstinence, begins in the country tomorrow as the new crescent moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky today evening, reports the National Moon Sighting Committee.
State minister for Religious Affairs and the president of the National Moon Sighting Committee Md Faridul Haque Khan made the announcement today during a meeting at the conference room of the Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mukarram in Dhaka.
Muslims will observe their first fast on Wednesday after having Sehri on Tuesday night, it said. Tarabi prayers will be held at mosques across the country tonight.
On the other hand, due to the Covid-19 induced adverse situation, a maximum of 20 devotees including Imams, Muazzin and Khadim, will be allowed to participate in Tarabi prayer this year.
The religious affairs ministry also urged the devotees to say their prayers maintaining hygiene rules and avoid unnecessary gatherings before and after prayers.