The holy Shab-e-Barat, known as the night of fortune, will be observed across the country tomorrow night with due religious fervour and devotion. The Muslim devotees would spend the night at mosques and homes offering prayers, reciting from the holy Quran and seeking blessings from Allah for long life, peace, progress and happiness for themselves, their families, relatives and friends as well as the nation and the Muslim Ummah.
They consider Shab-e-Barat as one of 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. The devotees across the country would visit graves and pray for the peace of the souls of beloved ones who are no more. Many will also visit the mazars, shrines of saints all over the country. Traditional foods like handmade rice-bread with beef and halwa would be prepared in the afternoon in the rural and urban areas across the country tomorrow.
Many Muslims will fast on the following day. They will distribute food and sweets among the neighbours and the poor tomorrow. Foods and money will be distributed among the destitute on the occasion. The Islamic Foundation and other religious organizations have chalked out daylong programmes, including discussion meetings, hamd, naat, milad, zikr and doa.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar, and private television channels and radio stations will air special programmes. The daily newspapers will publish special articles highlighting the significance of Shab-e-Barat. The day after tomorrow will be the national holiday for the Shab-e-Barat.