The holy Shab-e-Barat, known as the night of fortune, was observed across the country on Monday night with due religious fervour, devotion and solemnity.
Muslim devotees spent the night at mosques and homes offering prayers and seeking blessings from Allah for long life, peace, progress, and happiness.This year, the devotees offered prayers at mosques following health guidelines amid a growing number of coronavirus cases and an alarming surge in the daily infection rate. Islamic Foundation and other religious organisations arranged daylong programmes, including discussion, milad, zikr and doa marking the holy night.
Religious sermons highlighting the significance of Shab-e-Barat were delivered at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 6.30pm (after maghrib) while special munajat was offered after Isha prayers.
Senior Pesh Imam of the National Mosque Hafez Mawlana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman delivered sermon and administered the munajat.
Tuesday was a public holiday on the occasion.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private TV channels and radio stations aired special programmes marking the day.
Newspapers also published special articles highlighting the significance of the night.