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Ashura on Sep 10 as Muharram moon sighted


Ashura on Sep 10 as Muharram moon sighted

Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in Bangladesh on Tuesday (Sep 10). The decision was taken in the National Moon Sighting Committee meeting held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation's Baitul Mukarram office, with State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah in the chair, on Saturday (Aug 31), local media reported.

Holy Ashura is observed on 10th of Muharram in the Hijri year commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), grandson of Great Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) along with his family members and 72 followers embraced the martyrdom by Yazid soldiers at the desert of Karbala.

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