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Holy Shab-e-Barat being observed
Observer Online Desk
Published :Sunday, 22 May, 2016,  Time : 9:38 PM  View Count : 38
The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, is being observed across the country with due solemnity and religious fervour.

The Muslim devotees are offering special prayers, zikir, Quran recitation, holding milad and other religious rituals seeking divine blessings for peace and happiness for themselves and also for the wellbeing of mankind.

They are visiting the graveyards of their near and dear ones and Muslim saints and praying to the almighty for the eternal peace of the departed souls.

The Muslims are also distributing sweets and homemade foods like bread, halwa and cooked meet among the poor, their neighbours, friends and relatives on the occasion.

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.

On the occasion, the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh and other religious and socio-cultural organisations have taken various programmes, including religious sermons, Quran recitation, singing hamd-na’t, offering doa and special prayers.

Different political parties have also arranged various programmes, including milad and doa mahfil, on the occasion.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages marking the day.

In his message, the President said the holy night opens up an opportunity for mankind to get special blessings and forgiveness of the Almighty.

Terming Islam a religion of peace and welfare, Abdul Hamid called upon devotees to pray to Allah during the holy night for the continued progress and welfare of the country and greater unity of the Muslim Ummah.

Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said Shab-ebBarat is a night of fortune which brings the blessings of Almighty Allah for mankind.

“I urge all to employ themselves in the work for the welfare of mankind and building the country, enlightened with the spirit of the holy Shab-e-Barat,” she said.

Bangladesh Television (BTV), Bangladesh Betar and private TV channels and radio stations are airing special programmes, while newspapers published articles, highlighting the significance of the night.


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