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Ramzan begins tomorrow

By UNB, DHAKA
29th-Jun-2014       
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Holy Ramzan, the lunar month of self-purification through fasting and abstinence, begins on Monday as the new moon was not sighted anywhere in Bangladesh sky on Saturday.Lailatul Qadr, the night of divine blessings and benediction, will be observed on the night of July 25.The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee on Saturday evening after reviewing reports on moon sighting for the month of Ramzan of 1435 Hijri.Religious Affairs Minister and Chairman of the committee Principal Motiur Rahman presided over the meeting held at the Islamic Foundation's Baitul Mukarram office.Religious Affairs Secretary Chowdhury M Babul Hasan, Director General of the Islamic Foundation Shamim Mohammad Afzal and Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Khatib Prof Maulana M Salauddin, among others, attended the meeting.Briefing reporters after the meeting, the Religions Affairs Minister said, "The month of Shaban of 1435 Hijri will end on Sunday on completion of 30 days and Holy Ramzan month will begin on Monday."

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