Zilhajj moon sighted, Eid on Sept 2

Holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on September 2 as the new moon of the month of Zilhajj was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Wednesday.

The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting after reviewing reports received from different parts of the country, said religious affairs minister Motiur Rahman at a press briefing at the meeting room of the Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mukarram in the evening.

Director general of Islamic Foundation Shamim Mohammad Afzal and other officials were present in the meeting.