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Holy Shab-e-Qadr tonight

Update : 06 Apr 2024, 18:23

The holy Shab-e-Qadr, also known as Lailatul Qadr (the Night of Decree), when the first verses of the holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), will be observed across the country tonight.

The Muslim devotees are going to pass the night by offering special prayers, reciting the holy Quran, holding zikr and other religious rituals, seeking blessings of the almighty Allah for long life, peace and progress for themselves, their families, relatives, friends as well as the nation and the Muslim Ummah. 

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted the countrymen and the Muslim Ummah across the world on the occasion.

Marking the Lailatul Qadr, tomorrow is a public holiday. 

Newspapers published special articles while state-run Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private television channels are airing special programmes highlighting significance of the Lailatul Qadr. 

According to the holy Quran, the night is better than 1,000 nights as the angels and the spirit descend therein, by the permission of almighty Allah with all decrees.

This is one of the holiest and most blessed nights which is likely to occur on one of the odd number nights in the last 10 days of Ramadan and most likely to be the 27th of the holy month. 

Devotees, on the nights, usually visit graveyards to seek eternal blessings for the departed souls of their near and dear ones. 

To the Muslims, the entire month of Ramadan is a period of spiritual training. Besides fasting, they devote themselves to praying, reciting the holy Quran and offering charity.

A Doa-Mahfil and discussion will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on the occasion of the holy Shab-e-Qadr this evening.

Islamic Foundation will arrange the Doa Mahfil and discussion titled "Importance and significance of the Holy Shab-e-Qadr" at 6.45pm after Magrib prayers.

Religious Affairs Secretary Muhammad Abdul Hamid Jamaddar will attend the function as the chief guest. 

Mufti Mawlana Sakibul Islam will also attend the function as a discussant while Director General (DG) of the Islamic Foundation Dr Mohammad Bashirul Alam will preside over the function.

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