Holy Ramadan begins Tuesday

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Dhaka, May 06: The holy month of Ramadan begins in the country tomorrow (Tuesday) as the new moon was sighted in the sky of Bangladesh on Monday evening.The decision was taken at a meeting at the conference room of Islamic Foundation (IF) in Baitul Mukarram National Mosque here this evening, said an IF press release.

State Minister for Religious Affairs and National Moon Sighting Committee President Advocate Sheikh Md Abdullah presided over the meeting.

Muslims are meant to fast from dawn to dusk during the lunar month, a time of restraint and austerity.

During the holy month, all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions will follow new office timing as announced by the government.

All these offices will remain open from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm with a 15-minute Zohr prayer break from 1:15 pm to 1:30 pm during the month.