The holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the country on Tuesday, ending month-long fasting in Ramadan, if the Shawal moon is sighted today (Monday).
The National Moon Sighting Committee will hold a meeting today evening and take a decision on the appearance of the Shawal moon in the sky of Bangladesh. If the moon is sighted today (Monday), the holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Tuesday. Otherwise, the Eid will be celebrated on Wednesday.
National Moon Sighting Committee will sit in a meeting on Monday evening to fix the Eid day at Islamic Foundation conference room in Baitul Mukkarram in the capital.
The meeting will begin at 7:15pm aiming to review the news of moon sighting for the month of Shawal of 1435 Hijri (Arabic calendar).
The Religious Affairs Minister, also the chairman of the National Moon Sighting Committee Matiur Rahman, will preside over the meeting.
People have been requested to inform about moon sighting through 9559493, 9559643, 9555647, 9556407 and 9558337 and fax 9563397 numbers if they can see the moon from anywhere across the country.
On the Eid day, the main jamaat (congregation) of Eid-ul- Fitr will be held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises in the city at 8:30 am. In case of inclement weather, the main congregation will be held at the Baitul Muqarram National Mosque at 9 am.
Five Eid jamaats will be held at the Baitul Muqarram National Mosque - at 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am amd 11 am. An Eid jamaat will be held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad at 8 am.
Meanwhile, all preparations for holding the Eid congregations and celebrations have been completed all over the country, including capital Dhaka and Sholakia in Kishoreganj.
The largest Eid congregation will be held at Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj district. Lakhs of Muslims will offer prayers there seeking divine blessings, peace and progress for the country.
Khatib of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Prof Maulana M Salahuddin will lead the prayer. President Abdul Hamid is expected to offer the Eid prayers at the National Eidgah.