New Delhi, June 4: Muslims in Bangladesh are keenly awaiting the announcement from the Hilal Committees based in Dhaka and Chittagong on the sighting of Shawwal crescent. If the new moon is spotted this evening, then Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow. Stay tuned here on “Chand Raat” for the live news and updates on Eid moon sighting 2019 in Bangladesh. Track Live Updates on Eid Moon Sighting 2019 in All Parts of India.
If the crescent remains unseen this evening, then the month of Ramadan, also referred to as Ramzan in this part of the world, will be extended by another day. The final fast in that case would be kept tomorrow and Eid prayers will be held on Thursday, June 6.
A statement is also expected to be issued by the Markazi Royat-e-Hilal, a central body of clerics, on whether the moon has been sighted or not.
The South Asian nation faced a major row over crescent sighting two months ago, when ulemas were divided over the sighting of Shaban crescent. As a result of the confusion, Bangladesh observed Shab-e-Barat (night of salvation) on April 21, whereas, neighbouring West Bengal in India observed the festival on April 20.
However, the nation began Ramzan on May 7, along with its Subcontinent neighbours – India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Eid al-Fitr is the biggest festival in Bangladesh, nation majorly inhabited by the Muslim community. Official holiday will be observed tomorrow if the moon is sighted, and most institutions are expected to remain semi-closed till Friday. The festival marks the end of Ramadan and beginning of the subsequent Islamic month of Shawwal.