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Holy Ramadan begins today

Published : 13 Apr 2021 09:57 PM | Updated : 14 Apr 2021 12:03 AM

The month of holy Ramadan is staring today (Wednesday) as the moon was sighted in the country on Tuesday. 

The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at Islamic Foundation's Baitul Mukarram office on Tuesday evening. 

State Minister for Religious Affairs Faridul Haque Khan chaired the meeting later announced the decision of the moon sighting committee through a press conference. 

Meanwhile, as the moon of Ramadan was sighted people will offer Tarabi prayers at a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan. However, this year, maximum 20 people, including two imams, can attend Tarabi prayers in mosques. 

Such decision was announced a day earlier as the government imposed restriction to curb the spread of new variants of Coronavirus.

For Muslims, Ramadan is a month of restraint, self-purification and renunciation. This month is divided into three parts - Mercy (Grace of Allah), Forgiveness and Salvation (Najat- Getting rid of the fire of hell).