e-News® | The NEWS Company…DHAKA, July 17, 2015 : The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims after the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan, will be observed across the country tomorrow, as the Shawal moon was sighted today, Islamic Foundation sources said. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting after reviewing reports received from different parts of the country.
The meeting was held in the meeting room of Islamic Foundation (IF) at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque this evening with National Moon Sighting Committee Chairman and Minister for Religious Affairs Principal Motiur Rahman presiding. Later, the minister briefed reporters. The meeting decided that the month of Shawal of 1436 Hizri will begin tomorrow. Therefore, the Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country on the day amid religious fervour and enthusiasm, ending month-long fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted the countrymen and Muslims across the world on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In separate messages, they wished peace, progress and prosperity for all. All preparations for holding the Eid congregations have already been completed all over the country. In observance of the holy occasion, Muslims will offer their Eid prayers at eidgahs, mosques and open spaces from 7am to 12noon.
A total of 379 Eid jamaats (congregations) will be held in the capital Dhaka under the supervision of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC). The main Eid jamaat will be held at the Jatiya Eidgah, adjacent to the High Court Mazar, at 8:30am. In case of inclement weather, the jamaat will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 9 am. The biggest Eid jamaat will be held at Sholakia Eidgah of Kishoreganj district.
President, Deputy Speaker, Supreme Court judges, cabinet members, whips of Jatiya Sangsad, members of parliament, and diplomats of different Muslim countries, high officials and distinguished citizens will offer their Eid prayers at the Jatiya Eidgah. Khatib of Chittagong Jamiatul Falah Jame Masque Professor Maulana Jalaluddin Al Qaderi will conduct the Eid jamaat. Besides, five Eid jamaats will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque like the previous years.
The first jamaat will be held at 7:00am, the second at 8:00am, the third at 9:00am, the fourth at 10:00am and the fifth at 11:00am. Pesh Imam of the mosque Hafez Mufti Muhibullahil Baki Nadvi will conduct the first jamaat. One Eid jamaat will be held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 8:00am. DSCC and DNCC sources said both the corporations will hold four Eid-ul-Fitr jamaats in every ward of the Dhaka city. Some 228 congregations will be held in South City Corporation area and 151 in North City Corporation area.
Two Eid jamaats will be organised at Dhaka University Central Mosque. The first jamaat would be held at 8am and the second at 9am. Besides, two separate Eid congregations will be held at Salimullah Muslim (SM) Hall and Shahidullah Hall of the university at 8am. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University will organise an Eid jamaat at 8am at its central mosque. Two Eid jamaats will be held on Baitul Falah Complex Mosque at Block-C under Section-11 of Mirpur. The first jamaat will be held at 7am and the second at 8:30am. Meanwhile, three Eid jamaats will be held at Baitul Aman Housing Society Mosque in Adabar at 7:00am, 8:30am and 9:30am.