No moon sighting, Eid-ul-Fitr set for april 11

The Report Desk

Published: April 9, 2024, 11:24 PM

No moon sighting, Eid-ul-Fitr set for april 11

The anticipated sighting of the moon in the sky of the country did not occur today, paving the way for the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr next Thursday, April 11.

Minister of Religious Affairs and President of the National Moon Sighting Committee, Faridul Haque Khan, confirmed this development in a circular issued on Tuesday evening. The circular stated that the completion of 30 fasts would occur on April 10, with the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr falling on April 11, marking the 1st day of the month of Shawwal.

The main congregation for Eid prayers will take place at the National Eidgah Maidan adjacent to the Supreme Court, where dignitaries including the President, Chief Justice, and members of the Council of Ministers will participate. The congregation is scheduled to conclude at 8:30 am on Thursday.

Eid prayers will also be held in stages at the National Mosque Baitul Mukarram, with the first congregation starting at seven in the morning. Subsequent congregations will follow at hourly intervals, with the final one concluding at 10:45 am.

Notably, Monday saw no moon sighting in any Asian country, including Saudi Arabia and India-Pakistan. Consequently, these countries have opted to complete 30 fasts, with Eid celebrations set for Wednesday.

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