Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated in two Chandpur villages

Residents of Shadra and Shamserpur villages in Hajiganj upazila of Chandpur district are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday in line with the celebration in Afghanistan, Niger and Mali.

The main congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr was held at the Shadra Darbar Sharif Madrasah premises at 10:30 am led by Pir of Darbar Sharif Mufti Allama.

Dr Mufti Baki Billah Mishkat Chowdhury, head pir of the Darbar Sharif told UNB, “ As per Hanafi, Maliki and Hambli if the moon is sighted in the western part of the earth and the news reaches the eastern part of the earth through reliable means, then fasting is Farz (obligatory) for Muslims in the eastern part and Eid is also obligatory or wajib”.

“As the moon was sighted in Afghanistan, Niger and Mali on Saturday and we received the news through a reliable source we are celebrating Eid today. Besides, Eid Jamaat was also held at Khanka, Askona at Sadarghat area in Dhaka and Badarpur Darbar Sharif in Patuakhali,” he said.

Mowlana Faruque Ahmed, Bazlur Rahman and some local muslims said villagers in Shadra and Shamserpur started fasting for Ramadan one day ahead of elsewhere in the country on April 2 this year.

Every year, people of 40 villages in Hajiganj, Matlab North, Kachua and Sharasti start Ramadan fasting and celebrate Eid-ul-fitr line with the KSA and oter middle east countries countries.Late Maulana Ishaque introduced the practice of

Eid celebration in Chandpur in line with the celebration in Saudi Arabia in 1931. Since then, his followers have been celebrating Eid following Saudi Arabia for the last 93 years.

Meanwhile, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday as the crescent moon for Shawwal was not sighted on Saturday.

The remaining 38 villages in Chandpur will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday according to the decision of KSA.

The National Moon Sighting Committee in Bangladesh however will meet on Sunday evening to fix the date of Eid-ul-Fitr celebration.

Source: United News of Bangladesh