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Jamadi-ul-Awal, the fifth month of the Islamic calendar of 1440 hijri, will begin today (Tuesday) as the new moon was not sighted anywhere in the sky of Bangladesh on Sunday.
National Moon Sighting Committee announced the decision on Sunday evening at a meeting at the Islamic Foundation (IF) at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque here, said a press release.
Religious Affairs Minister and National Moon Sighting Committee Chairman chaired the meeting, the release also said.