Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Lailatul Qadr, the night of blessings and benediction, was observed across the country Wednesday night with due solemnity.
This night is believed to be the night when Allah revealed the holy Quran to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM).
Muslim devotees spent the night saying special prayers seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of the country and the Muslim Ummah.
Special Munajats and Milad-Mahfils were also held in mosques around the country, including Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
On the occasion, radio and television channels aired special programmes while newspapers published articles, highlighting significance of the night.
Earlier, President M Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages greeting the Muslims of the country and the Muslim Ummah.
The holy Lailatul Qadr was also observed in the port city as elsewhere in the district.
Muslim devotees spent the whole night at mosques and other religious places of worship by offering prayers, doing Zikir, holiday Milad-Mahfils and reading the holy Quran.
A large number of Muslim devotees were seen visiting the mazars of some famous saints which includes the mazars of Hajrat Amanat Shah (RA), Hajrat Garibullah Shah ( RA) and Hajrat Baizeed Bostami (RA).
Like every year, devotees offered their prayers and participated with other religious rituals working up the whole night at port city’s two famous mosques – the Andarkilla Shahi Jam’e Mosque and Jamiatul Falah Mosque after Tarabi Prayers.
Besides, seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and happiness of the individuals, country and Muslim Ummah, the Muslim devotees also visited graves of their near and dear ones and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls.
Adequate security measures were taken in and around important mazars and mosques in the city Wednesday night deploying a large number of law enforcers.
BBN/SSR/AD-18Aug12-2:20 am (BST)