Holy Shab-e-Barat tonight
The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, will be observed tonight across the country with due religious fervour and devotion.
Muslims consider Shab-e-Barat as one of the three most sacred nights and believe that on this night Almighty Allah decides the fate of all human beings fixing their "rizq" (livelihood) for the next year.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday greeted all Muslims of the country and elsewhere in the world on the occasion of the holy Shab-e-Barat.
In separate messages, they urged Muslim devotees to observe the holy Shab-e-Barat maintaining health guidelines and social distancing amid the pandemic.
Devotees would spend the night at mosques and homes offering prayers, reciting from the holy Quran and seeking blessings of Allah for long life, peace, progress and happiness for themselves, their families, relatives and friends.
On this night, devotees would visit graves and pray for their loved ones seeking eternal peace of their departed souls.
On this occasion, the Islamic Foundation has drawn up programmes at the Baitul Mukarram national mosque.
Tomorrow will be a public holiday on the occasion of the holy Shab-e-Barat.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar, and private television channels and radio stations will air special programmes on the occasion. Newspapers published special supplements highlighting the significance of the night.