Muslims in Bangladesh will observe the holy Shab-e-Barat on the night of February 25 as the Shaban moon has been sighted.
As the moon was sighted on Sunday, the month of Shaban will begin from February 12.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office in the evening.
Additional Secretary of Ministry of Religious Affairs Md Awal Hawladar presided over the meeting.
The announcement was made after analysing data collected from the district admistrations, Islamic Foundation, Bangladesh Meteorological Department, and Space Research and Remote Sensing Institute.
Shab-e-Barat is observed on the 15th night of the Arabic month of Shaban. Muslims offer special prayers, recite the Holy Quran, and take part in other religious rituals.