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Night of Destiny in Bangladesh

Quick Facts

Laylat al-Qadr (Shab-e-Qadr, Night of Decree, Night of Measures) marks the anniversary of the night Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).

Local names

NameLanguage
ডেসটিনি রাতেBengali
Shab-e-QadrBengali (latin)
Night of DestinyEnglish
Shab e-QadrGerman

Night of Destiny 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Night of Destiny 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015
Note: Government offices and most businesses are closed during a public holiday.
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Muslims see the Prophet Mohammad (also known as Muhammad) as the last prophet who received God's word and wrote it down to form the Koran (Qu'ran). He received the Koran's first verses, when he meditated in the Cave of Hira near Mecca, now in Saudi Arabia. The anniversary of this date is known as Laylat al-Qadr.

While many commentators believe the date of this night is the 27th day of Ramadan, there are differing opinions. The day will most likely fall in the last 10 days of Ramadan, and is likely to be on an odd-numbered day, depending on the interpretation of the Koran and the Prophet Mohammed’s sayings.

Laylat Al Qadr

Many Muslims devote their time to reading the Koran during this period.

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Night of Destiny Observances

Note: Government offices and most businesses are closed during a public holiday.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SunOct 302005Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
ThuOct 192006Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
MonOct 82007Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
SatSep 272008Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
WedSep 162009Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
TueSep 72010Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
SunAug 282011Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
ThuAug 162012Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
TueAug 62013Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
SatJul 262014Night of DestinyPublic Holiday
MonJul 132015Night of DestinyPublic Holiday

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