Muharram starts Monday, Ashura on July 17

Published at : 07 July 2024, 09:00 am
Muharram starts Monday, Ashura on July 17

The holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad's (PBUH) grandson Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), will be observed in the country on July 17 (Wednesday) as the Muharram moon was not sighted in the sky on Saturday.

So, the month of Muharram of 1446 Hijri will start on July 8 while the 30th day of Zil Hajj month is today, said a press release of Islamic Foundation (IF) yesterday.

Therefore, the holy Ashura will be celebrated on July 17, the release added.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at Islamic Foundation (IF) conference room in Baitul Mukarram National Mosque here this evening.

Additional Secretary for Religious Affairs Ministry Md Awal Hawlader chaired the meeting.