The night 15th day of Shaaban, a month of Islamic Calendar is known as Shab-e Barat. This day is also known as Lailatul Barat in the Arab word. Shab e Barat means the night of freedom. Including Bangladesh all Muslim country observe this day with great respect. It is considered as one of the most sacred day in Bangladesh.
When is the Shab e Barat 2014?
Shab e Barat 2014 will be observed on Friday, 13th June 2014.
Shab e Barat is always celebrated in 15th day of Shaaban month.
Why Shab e Barat is Important in Bangladesh?
Shab e Barat is important in Bangladesh because Shab e Barat is considered as the night of records, the night of deliverance, the night of assignment, the night of prayer and the night of salvation. As well as other Muslim nations this day holds great significance in Bangladesh also. In Bangladesh Muslim people believe that Shab e barat is the night of fortune and the night of forgiveness. That is why Muslims in Bangladesh pray whole night to seek forgiveness of sins. Saaban month is the month of taking preparation for the holy month of Ramadan. This is another reason for which this day gets special importance in Bangladesh.
How Shab e Barat is observed in Bangladesh?
Shab e Barat is a public holiday in Bangladesh. This day is observed with religious feeling in Bangladesh. President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh issues special massages on this special day. Muslims of Bangladesh spend whole night in praying, Quran reciting, doing zikr and milad mahfil, giving money and food to poor and mosque, distributing special food to neighbors and relatives and in other religious act.
Different religious organization like Islamic Foundation arranges different programs like religious discussions, Hamd-Nat, seminat, dua and recitation from Holy Quran. TV Channels, Radio Channels broadcast special programs and newspapers publish special supplements which focused on the significance of this day in Muslims life.
The night of Shab e Barat bears great significance in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi Muslims believe that this night is the night on which great Almighty Allah writes destiny of all creations for the following year. People pray whole night in Shab e Barat, seeks forgiveness for sins they committed intentionally or unintentionally and also seeks better life for future.