Rabiul Awal to be counted from October 9, says National Moon Sighting Committee
The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the anniversary of the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), will be observed in Bangladesh on October 20 with due religious solemnity.
The decision was taken at the National Moon Sighting Committee's meeting held at the Islamic Foundation's Baitul Mukarram office on Thursday night with State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haque Khan in the chair.
The meeting informed that the moon of Rabiul Awal of 1443 Hijri was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Thursday and due to that reason, the holy month of Rabiul Awal will be counted from October 9.
On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Mecca of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day.