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Akheri Chahar Shamba to be observed on Nov 30

The holy Akheri Chahar Shamba will be observed across the country on November 30 marking the recovery of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM) from prolonged illness.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the national moon-sighting committee at the conference room of the Islamic Foundation, Baitul Mukarram here yesterday evening.

Joint secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs M Hafiz Uddin was in the chair.

As the new moon was not sighted on the sky of the country today, so the holy month of Safar will begin from November 2 and the holy Akheri Chahar Shamba will be observed on 29th of Safar or November 30, said a foundation release.

Principal Information Officer (PIO) AKM Shamim Chowdhury, Joint Secretary of the Information Ministry Mohammad Nurul Islam, Joint Secretary of the Cabinet Division M Saidur Rahman, Deputy Director of the Metrological Department M Abdur Rahman, Chief Scientific Officer of SPARSO M Shah Alam, Principal of Govt Madrasha-e-Alia Professor Sirajuddin Ahmed, Senior Pesh Imam of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Muhammad Mizanur Rahman, among others, were present at the meeting.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)