Shab-e-Barat, the holy night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed on the night of March 29 as the moon of Sha'ban month was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on March 14.
The decision was taken at a meeting of National Moon Sighting Committee held at the Islamic Foundation's Baitul Mukarram office this evening, with Religious Affairs Secretary Md Nurul Islam.Muslim devotees spend the night of Shab-e-Barat, 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.
Muslims believe that on this night Almighty Allah decides the fate of all human beings fixing their “rizq” (livelihood) for the next year.
The devotees generally visit the graves of their loved ones at night and pray for their eternal peace. Many also visit shrines of saints.