Holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, was observed in the country on Tuesday night with due religious fervour.
The Muslim devotees passed the night offering special prayers, reciting from the holy Quran, holding milad, zikr and other religious rituals seeking divine blessings for the wellbeing of mankind.
They also visited the graves of their relatives and Muslim saints overnight and distribute sweets and homemade food among the poor, their neighbours, friends and relatives.
Various religious and socio-cultural organisations, Islamic Foundation, had chalked out elaborate programmes, including religious sermons, hamd-na’t, recitation from the Quran, doa and special prayers, on the occasion.
Bangladesh Television (BTV), Bangladesh Betar and private TV channels and radio stations aired special programmes while newspapers published articles highlighting the significance of the night.
According to Muslim belief, Shab-e-Barat is the night when Allah arranges the affairs of the following year. On Shab-e-Barat, Allah writes the destinies of all the creations for the coming year by taking into account their past deeds.