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Shab-e-Barat on April 21

  • Published at 07:26 pm April 16th, 2019
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File photo of some devotees having their prayer in a mosque

State Minister for Religious Affairs, Sheikh Md Abdullah, made the announcement on Tuesday

The National Moon Sighting Committee confirms Shab-e-Barat will be on April 21.

State Minister for Religious Affairs, Sheikh Md Abdullah, made the announcement on Tuesday, as the Shaban moon was not sighted in Bangladesh on April 6, reports UNB.

Shab-e-Barat is observed on the 15th night of the Arabic month of Shaban. Muslims offer special prayers, recite the Quran, and take part in other religious rituals.

Earlier, on April 6, the committee had announced that Shab-e-Barat would be observed on April 21 in Bangladesh.

But without a unanimous moon sighting, to resolve the confusion, the government formed an 11-member sub-committee.

However, no witness turned up at the sub-committee's meetings, prompting the National Moon Sighting Committee to uphold its previous decision.