The holy Shab-e-Barat, known as the night of fortune, observed across the country on Monday night with due religious fervour and devotion.
Muslim devotees spent the night with 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 greeted all Muslims of the country and elsewhere across the world on the occasion of the holy Shab-e-Barat.
In separate messages, they urged the Muslim devotees to observe the holy Shab-e-Barat maintaining health guidelines as the infection rate of COVID-19 is on rising trend.
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.
The devotees across the country visited graves of their family members and praying for their eternal peace. Many people are also visited mazars and shrines all over the country.
Many families prepared traditional foods like handmade rice-bread, 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.