The holy Shab-e-Barat, known as the night of fortune, is being observed across the country Sunday night with due religious fervour and devotion.
The Muslim devotees are spending 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.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday greeted all Muslims of Bangladesh and elsewhere across the world on the occasion of the holy Shab-e-Barat, reports BSS.
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 one year.
The devotees across the country are visiting graves and praying for their beloved ones seeking their eternal peace. Many are visiting mazars, shrines of saints all over the country.
Many families prepared traditional foods like handmade rice-bread with beef and other food items across the country on the occasion.
They are distributing food and sweets among the neighbours and the poor. Besides, foods and money are being distributed among the destitute on the occasion. A good number of Muslims will observe fast on Monday to mark the day.
Monday will be a public holiday on the occasion of the holy Shab-e- Barat.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has imposed restrictions on the use of fireworks and carrying all types of explosives and crackers in the capital on the occasion of holy Shab-e-Barat.
The ban has been enforced under the Section 28 of DMP Police Ordinance- 1976 and will remain effective from 6.0 pm on Sunday to 6.0 am on Monday, DMP sources said.
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