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Updated April 2023
Shab e Qadr, also known as Laylatul Qadr, is one of the holiest nights in the Islamic calendar and is celebrated with great fervour in Bangladesh. It is a night of immense significance for Muslims as it marks the revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad. Observed on an odd night during the last ten days of Ramadan, Shab e Qadr is considered to be a night of blessings, forgiveness, and salvation.
As we approach the commemoration of this occasion, here is a guide on how Shab e Qadr will be observed in Bangladesh in 2023.
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Laylatul Qadr 2023 in Bangladesh date
Shab e Qadr, known as the ‘Night of Power’ in the Islamic faith, is believed by some to occur every year on the 27th night of the holy month of Ramadan. For the year 2023, Laylatul Qadr in Bangladesh is reported to be observed on the evening of 18 April.
However, it’s important to note that some believe that the exact date of Laylatul Qadr is unknown and is said to occur on one of the odd-numbered nights during the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan. Additionally, Some also believe that Shab e Qadr will occur only in the last five odd nights of the holy month.
As such, the possible dates for Laylatul Qadr in 2023 can also fall on either the 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, or 20th of April, depending on the sighting of the moon and the start date of Ramadan, which is predicted to commence on 23 March 2023.
Laylatul Qadr observances in Bangladesh
Shab e Qadr commemorates the night when Prophet Muhammad received the first verses of the Holy Quran. Considered in the Islamic faith as the ‘Night of Decree’, ‘Night of Power’, ‘Night of Value’, ‘Night of Destiny’, or ‘Night of Measures.’ As mentioned, it is mainly observed every year on any odd night in the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan.
Muslim devotees in Bangladesh celebrate Laylatul Qadr by spending the entire night engaging in religious rituals such as reciting the holy Quran, performing zikr, and making special prayers or “dua.” They seek Almighty Allah’s blessings for long life, peace, and growth for themselves, their families, friends, the country, and the Muslim Ummah.
Islamic scholars also recite passages from the holy Quran at mosques throughout Bangladesh to help people in attendance understand the significance of the words. In short, Muslims in Bangladesh will prepare for this holy night with great devotion and spiritual activities, seeking blessings, forgiveness, and salvation.