The first day of Eid al-Adha festival will begin on Sunday August 11, which marks the end of the Islamic ritual of Hajj, after the crescent moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening. The sighting of the moon indicates that Friday, August 2, would be Zul Hijjah 1. The crescent was reportedly seen from Saudi Arabia’s Tumair observatory.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh National Moon Sighting Committee meeting will be held tomorrow (Friday) to fix the date of holy Eid-ul-Azha and review reports of moon sighting of holy month of Jilhajj in Bangladesh. The meeting will be held at the Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office at 7:15 pm with state minister of religious affairs and moon sighting committee chairman Sheikh Md Abdullah in the chair, said a press release.
People are requested to report to the committee on sighting of the moon from any place of the country. They can send fax or call the committee. The telephone numbers are: 9559493, 9559643, 9555947, 9556407 and 9558337. The fax numbers are: 9563397 and 9555951.
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) 1 August 2019