Dhaka, July 20 (bdnews24.com) – Muslims in Bangladesh will begin their holy month of fasting from Saturday as the National Committee reported sighting of the Ramadan moon in the country.
They will start saying their Tarabih prayers from Friday night and have their Sahri early Saturday morning.
The last time for Sahri on the first day of Ramadan is at 3:53am, according to the Islamic Foundation. The time for Iftar on the day is at 6:50pm.
State Minister for Religious Affairs Shahjahan Miah chaired a meeting of the National Moon-sighting Committee that came up with the decision.
Muslims elsewhere in the world – in places like Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia –began their fasting a day ahead of Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, Muslims in certain parts of of Chandpur, Faridpur and Patuakhali follow the Saudi calendar and began observing Ramadan, the month of abstitence.
Muslims believe their holy book Qura’n was revealed to the Great Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during this month in the 7th century A.D.