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Govt now to reset date for Shab-e-Barat on April 17

April 14, 2019 00:00:00

The government will announce a date for Shab-e-Barat celebrations on April 17 as the previously fixed date, April 21, created confusion, reports bdnews24.com.

A ten-member panel was formed to end the confusion over the date of Shab-e-Barat, according to State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah.

"Until then, the current decision on the date of Shab-e-Barat will remain in force," he told the media after a meeting at the Islamic Foundation in the city on Saturday.

The national moon-sighting committee on April 06 announced that the moon for the month had not been sighted and so Shab-e-Barat, a night for social prayers on the lunar Islamic calendar, which falls on the 15th of Shaban, would be celebrated on the night of April 21.

The April 6 decision was based on information from the district administrations, Islamic Foundation, offices of the Meteorological Department, and Space Research and Remote Sensing Organisation.

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