Residents of as many as 40 villages in Chandpur district began the holy fasting month of Ramadan Saturday, in accordance with Saudi Arabia.
Maulana Zakaria Chowdhury, in charge of Hajiganj Sadra Darbar Sharif, said that the villagers have been celebrating all religious festivals like Eid and Ramadan on the lines of Saudi Arabia, home to the world’s most holy Muslim sites, since 1928.
The residents of the villages across the upazilas of Faridganj, Matlab North, Kachua and Shahrasti offered their Tarabi prayers last night and began their dawn-to-sunset fast after having ‘Sehri’ before sunrise.
Following an official sighting of the new crescent moon Friday, Saudi Arabia announced that the kingdom would start the holy month of Ramadan Saturday.
This is the first year since 2019 that Ramadan, a holy month for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, is being observed in the kingdom without Covid restrictions.
Source: United News of Bangladesh