Published : Sunday, 21 April, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 795
The Muslims across the country will observed the holy Shab-e-Barat, known as the night of fortune tonight (Sunday) 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 M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted all Muslims of Bangladesh and elsewhere across the world on the occasion of the holy Shab-e-Barat.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said the holy Shab-e-Barat is a magnificent and blissful night for the Muslims. The night heralds the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, he added. He wished mercy, progress and welfare for the whole mankind.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said the night of fortune brings mercy and blessings of Almighty Allah for the whole mankind. He shows His greatness of forgiving and fulfilling desires, she added. The Prime Minister wished that the holy Shab-e-Barat would bring the message of happiness, peace and development for all..
On the occasion, the Islamic Foundation (IF) has chalked out a nightlong programme at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
The programmes include recitation from the holy Quran, hamd-nath, waz mahfil (religious sermons), milad, qiyam, zikr and special munajat.
Tomorrow will be a public holiday on the holy occasion. Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar, and private television channels and radio stations will air special programmes while newspapers will publish special articles on the occasion.
A good number of Muslims will observe fast on the following day. They will distribute food and sweets among the neighbours and the poor. Besides, foods and money will be distributed among the destitute on the occasion.
The Muslim 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 as well as the nation and the Muslim Ummah.
On the night, the devotees across the country will visit graves and pray for their beloved ones seeking their eternal peace. Many will also visit mazars, shrines of saints all over the country. Many families will prepare traditional foods like handmade rice-bread with beef and halua (a kind of desert made usually from semolina, carrot, chickpea or papaya) both at rural and urban areas across the country on the occasion.
Principal of Tejgaon Madinatul Ulum Kamil Madrasah Mawlana Abdur Razzaq Al Azhari will deliver sermon highlighting the significance of Shab-e-Barat at 7:05pm tonight, Pesh Imam of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Mawlana Muhiuddin Quashem will deliver sermon on the importance of Ibadat and doa at 9:05pm. Pesh Imam of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Mufti Mawlana Ehsanul Haque Jilani will narrate the importance of the holy night and Ramadan at 11:40pm.
Senior Pesh Imam of the National Mosque Hafez Mawlana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman will discuss the importance and advantage of the 'tahajjut' prayers at 1:55am. Finally, he will lead the Akheri Munajat (final supplication) after Fajr prayers, according to a press release issued by the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.