President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today greeted the countrymen and the Muslim Ummah across the world on the occasion of the holy Shab-e-Qadr or Lailatul Qadr to be observed tonight.
In separate messages, they prayed for continuous peace, progress and prosperity of the country, the whole world and the Muslim Ummah.
Muslims across the country are set to observe the holy Shab-e-Qadr or Lailatul Qadr tonight when the first verses of the holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
Nightlong special prayers will be held at homes and mosques across the country on the holy night amid the coronavirus pandemic and the fear of cyclone Amphan.
In his message, President Hamid said Lailatul Qadr is a holy night for the entire mankind, which is better than thousands of nights.
The countrymen are observing the holy month of Ramadan at a time when the whole world is upset with the coronavirus pandemic, he said.
"On this holy night of Qadr, let us pray to Almighty Allah for protection from this pandemic," he added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said Almighty Allah has given a special significance to the night, while all the blessings and mercy of Allah pour in mankind on the night.
"On this glorious and holy night, we all should pray to Almighty Allah to save the people of Bangladesh and the world from the transmission of the novel coronavirus," she said.
According to the holy Quran, Lailatul Qadr, the Night of Decree, is better than 1,000 nights as the angels and the spirit descend therein, by the permission of Almighty Allah with all decrees.