The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the day of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), will be observed in the country on November 21. National Moon Sighting Committee at a meeting at Islamic Foundation office in Baitul Mukarram took the decision as the moon of Rabiul Awal of Hijri 1440 was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Friday. The meeting was told that the moon of Rabiul Awal month was sighted in Bangladesh and that the lunar month of Rabiul Awal began on November 10. Secretary of Religious Affairs Ministry Md Anisur Rahman chaired the meeting, while it was attended, among others, by joint secretary of Cabinet Division Mohammad Kalilur Rahman, joint secretary of Religious Affairs Ministry Md Abdul Hamid Jamadder, Information Ministry’s joint secretary Md Nazrul Islam and additional principal information officer Fazle Rabbi.
On this day in 570 AD, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Hazrat Muhammad (SM) was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. The Great Prophet also passed away on the same day in 632 AD. The day is observed as a public holiday.