The moon of the holy month of Shawwal has been sighted. Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow Saturday in Bangladesh. This information is known from the source of the National Moon Sighting Committee. The source said that the moon was sighted, the committee confirmed. However, no official announcement has been made yet.
Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the most important religious festivals of Muslims. In Islamic religious terms, it means the day of reward. Muslims rejoice on this day after a long month of fasting during Ramadan. According to the Hijri calendar, Shawwal begins when Ramadan ends. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated as a festival on the first day of this month.
Muslim events are determined according to the Hijri calendar, which depends on the sighting of the moon. Shawwal is the tenth month of the Hijri calendar. The first day of Shawwal is celebrated as Eid-ul-Fitr. According to the Hijri calendar, some months are 29 days, some months are 30 days, depending on the sighting of the moon. If the moon is sighted on the 29th day of a month, then the next month starts counting from the next day. If the moon is not seen, the month will be completed in 30 days. Today Friday is the 29th day of Ramadan. The month of Shawwal is starting tomorrow as the moon is seen in the sky of Bangladesh.
Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr the next day when the moon of Shawwal is sighted after a month of fasting. Eid brings everyone together irrespective of rich and poor. It not only brings a message of joy, but also extends through it the triumph of equality described in Islam.
On the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, like every year, five Eid prayers will be held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. The first congregation will be held at 7 am, the last congregation will be held at 10:45 am. In addition, Islamic Foundation said that about 1 thousand 468 Eid congregations will be held in Dhaka. Eid prayers will be offered multiple times in some places including Eidgahs and mosques.
The main congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr will be held at 8:30 am at the National Eidgah. 35,000 worshipers (men and women) can participate in the Eid congregation at the 25,400 square meter national Eidgah ground adjacent to the High Court. The President, members of the Cabinet, diplomatic and other important people and people of Dhaka will participate in the Jamaat at the National Eidgah. Just as there is a separate arrangement for women to pray, there is also a separate gate for exiting.
Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology has predicted that on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr there may be isolated rain or rain with thunder across the country. Not only that, there is a possibility of rain for the next three days of Eid. And the temperature will decrease due to rain. As a result, the fire that is raging all over the country may also decrease.
Special measures have been taken at the National Eidgah to prevent water from entering the Eidgah during storms and rains. In case of inclement weather, the main Eid congregation will change from the National Eidgah to merge with the 9 AM congregation at the National Mosque Baitul Mukarram.