Muslims across the country are set to observe the holy Shab-e-Qadr or Lailatul Qadr on Saturday night when the first verses of the holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).Special prayers and sermons will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque and other mosques across the country at the holy night.
The Islamic Foundation will organise a waz mahfil (sermon session) and milad mahfil at Baitul Mukarram on the occasion.
Muhammad Nizam Uddin, assistant director of Islamic Foundation, told BSS that the country is set to observe the holy Shab-e-Qadr tomorrow night.
After Johor prayers, sermon session and milad mahfil on “the importance and significance of the holy Shab-e-Qadr” will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, he added.
On the occasion, Sunday will be public holiday.
According to the holy Quran, Lailatul Qadr, the Night of Decree, is better than 1,000 nights as the angels and the spirit descend therein, by the permission of Almighty Allah with all decrees.The devout Muslims traditionally observe the occasion through nightlong special prayers, milad, Quran Khwani, religious discussions at mosques and in their houses at this holy night.
Devotees also visit graveyards to seek eternal blessings for the departed souls of their near and dear ones.
Newspapers publish special articles while state-run Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private television channels telecast special programmes highlighting the significance of Lailatul Qadr.