Date sales in Bangladesh during Ramadan

Street vendors are selling various types of dates in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh as they make their preparations for the holy month of Ramadan. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The holy Ramadan will begin in Bangladesh on Sunday, as the moon was not sighted anywhere in the country on Friday.
The National Moon-sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital Dhaka on Friday with Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matior Rahman in the chair.
Religious Affairs Secretary M Abdul Jalil was, among others, present at the meeting.
The Committee decided the date of Ramadan on Friday evening after obtaining reports from all corners of the country, according to a statement, issued by the Islamic Foundation.
The devout Muslims will have sehri on the wee hours of Sunday to begin the holy month, at the end of which Eid-ul-Fitr will be observed.
As a result, the holy Lailatul Qadr will be observed on June 22 night.