Shab-e-Barat being observed
The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, is being observed in the country Tuesday night with due religious fervor. Reports UNB.
According to Muslim belief, Shab-e-Barat is the night when Allah arranges the affairs of the following year. On this night, Allah writes the destinies of all the creations for the coming year by taking into account their past deeds.
Muslim devotees are offering special prayers, reciting from the Holy Quran, holding milad, zikr and other religious rituals seeking divine blessings for the wellbeing of mankind.
They will pass the whole night offering prayers.
They are also visiting the graveyards of their relatives and Muslim saints and distributing sweetmeats and homemade foods among the poor, their neighbors, friends and relatives.
Islamic Foundation has arranged various programs, including religious sermons, recitation from the Holy Quran, singing hamd-na’t, offering doa and special prayers, on the occasion.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private TV channels and radio stations will air special programs while newspapers will publish articles highlighting the significance of the night.