The month of Ramadan, the lunar month of self-purification through fasting and abstinence of Muslims, begins on Wednesday.
The National Moon Sighting Committee came up with the decision at a meeting as the new crescent moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Tuesday.
State minister for religious affairs, Md Faridul Haque Khan, after a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at Islamic Foundation office at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka, said that the moon was sighted in the sky of Bangladesh at different places in the evening.
So, the holy month of Ramadan would begin on Wednesday, he said.
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