Shab-e-Barat: The Night of Fortune & Forgiveness


MNA Feature Desk: The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed across the country tonight with due religious fervour. Generally, the holy Shab-e-Barat has been observed in the country on the night of 14th of Saban.

According to Muslim belief, Shab-e-Barat is the night when Allah arranges the affairs of the following year. On Shab-e-Barat, Allah writes the fortune of all the creations for the coming year by taking into account their past deeds.

The Muslim devotees will offer special prayers, recite from the Holy Quran, hold milad, zikir and other religious rituals seeking divine blessings for the wellbeing of mankind.

The Muslims will also visit the graveyards of their relatives and Muslim saints and distribute sweets and homemade foods among the poor, their neighbours, friends and relatives.

Islamic Foundation Bangladesh and other religious and socio-cultural organizations have chalked out various programmes, including religious sermons, recitation from Quran, singing hamd-na’t, offering doa and special prayers.

Friday’s weekly holiday will coincide with the public holiday for the Shab-e-Barat this year.

Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police yesterday imposed a restriction on carrying of all types of explosives and crackers as well as explosion of firecrackers in the capital ahead of the holy Shab-e-Barat.

The DMP enforced the ban, aiming to maintain the sanctity of the night so that it can be observed peacefully, according to a DMP press release. The restriction will be effective from 6:00pm today to 6:00am tomorrow.