Residents of 40 villages in Chandpur district started holy fasting from today in accordance with Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries.
The holy Ramadan began in the villages eating sehri in early hours.
It is learnt that Maulana Ishaq, the first pir of this Durbar Sharif since 1928, started observing the holy month of Ramadan in this country by counting the lunar months in harmony with Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Since then, his followers have followed this trend.
According to Hafez Maulana Zakaria Chowdhury (Madani Huzur), son of late Maulana Ishaq (RA), pir of Sadra Darbar Sharif in Sadra village of Hajiganj upazila of Chandpur, "Countless followers of this Darbar Sharif, since 1928, have been fasting in the month of Ramadan, following the moon sighting of Saudi Arabia and Middle Eastern countries.”