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The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, was observed in the country on Tuesday night with due religious fervour.

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

Muslim devotees offered special prayers, recited from the Holy Quran, hold milad, zikr and other religious rituals seeking divine blessings for the wellbeing of mankind.

They passed the whole nights offering prayers.

They also visited the graveyards of their relatives and Muslim saints and distributed sweetmeats and homemade foods among the poor, their neighbours, friends and relatives.

Islamic Foundation arranged various programmes, including religious sermons, recitation from the Holy Quran, singing hamd-na't, offering doa and special prayers, on the occasion.

Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private TV channels and radio stations aired special programmes while newspapers published articles highlighting the significance of the night.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.

Besides, BNP on Tuesday arranged a mild mahfil marking the holy Shab-e-Barat, held on the ground floor of the party's Nayapaltan central office.-- Dhaka, UNB.


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