The holy Lailatul Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed across Bangladesh on May 1 as the Shaban moon was sighted in the country’s sky on Tuesday (Apr 17).
The holy Lailatul Barat (also known as Shab-e-Barat), the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed on May 1, as the Shaban moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Tuesday (Apr 17). The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting at the Islamic Foundation office at Baitul Mukarram last evening, local media reports said.
Shamim Mohammad Afzal, director general of Islamic Foundation and member secretary of the National Moon Sighting Committee, chaired the meeting.
Lailatul Barat is observed on the 15th night of Shaban month. According to Muslim belief, Lailatul Barat is the night when the Almighty Allah arranges the affairs of the following year. On Lailatul Barat, the Almighty decides the destinies 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.