Dhaka, May 5: Muslims across the neighbouring nation of Bangladesh will gaze towards the sky post sunset to spot the crescent moon. If the Hilal moon is sighted today, the month of Ramadan ul Kareem 2019 will commence, and the first Ramzan fast would be observed from tomorrow, May 6. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates on Ramadan moon sighting 2019 in Bangladesh.
If the moon is not sighted today, the first of Ramzan fast would be observed on Tuesday, May 7. The crescent sighting will also lead to the beginning of Taraweeh prayers post namaz-e-isha or the evening prayers. The special form of namaz will be held throughout 27 nights of Ramzan. Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to Take Final Call on Ramadan Crescent in Pakistan: Live Updates
Apart from the moon sighting in Bangladesh, the Hilal committees have also convened in neighbouring India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Rakhine region of Myanmar.
Experts claim that the sighting of Ramadan moon is unlikely, as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) had issued a statement last night confirming that the moon was not sighted on Saturday. As per the usual precedent, the moon in world's eastern hemisphere is sighted only a day after it is seen in the western hemisphere.
The holy month, in which Muslims are duty bound to fast from dawn to dusk, will be followed by Eid-al-Fitr, considered as the biggest festival of the Muslim community.