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Muharram starts Monday, Ashura to be observed July 17

Special Correspondent Faiths 2024-07-06, 11:44pm

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Muharram starts Monday, Ashura to be observed July 17



Dhaka, July 06 - Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country on July 17 as the Muharram moon was not sighted in the Bangladesh sky on Saturday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation's Baitul Mukarram office with Additional Secretary of Religious Affairs Ministry Md A Awal Howlader in the chair.

The Arabic month of Zilhaj will end on Sunday and the counting of Muharram will begin on Monday, according to a press release of Islamic Foundation.

Holy Ashura is observed on 10th of Muharram in the Hijri year commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM).

On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) along with his family members and 72 followers embraced the martyrdom in the hands of soldiers of Yazid at the desert of Karbala to uphold the teachings of the Prophet (SM).-UNB