Dhaka, Bangladesh. 13th June 2014. Prayers in Baitulmokaram mosque in Dhaka. Muslims across the country will observe the holy Shab-e-Barat with due religious fervour and devotion. The night of mid-Sha'aban is known as Laylatul Bara’ah or Laylatun Nisfe min Sha’ban in the Arab world, and as Shab-e-barat in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan and Nepal. These names are translated as 'the night of records', 'the night of assignment' and 'the night of deliverance'. Credit: PACIFIC PRESS/Alamy Live News

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Dhaka, Bangladesh. 13th June 2014. Prayers in Baitulmokaram mosque in Dhaka. Muslims across the country will observe the holy Shab-e-Barat with due religious fervour and devotion. The night of mid-Sha'aban is known as Laylatul Bara’ah or Laylatun Nisfe min Sha’ban in the Arab world, and as Shab-e-barat in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan and Nepal. These names are translated as 'the night of records', 'the night of assignment' and 'the night of deliverance'. Credit: PACIFIC PRESS/Alamy Live News
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Prayers in Baitulmokaram mosque in Dhaka. Muslims across the country will observe the holy Shab-e-Barat with due religious fervour and devotion. The night of mid-Sha'aban is known as Laylatul Bara’ah or Laylatun Nisfe min Sha’ban in the Arab world, and as Shab-e-barat in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan and Nepal. These names are translated as 'the night of records', 'the night of assignment' and 'the night of deliverance'. The observance involves a festive night long vigil with prayers; in some regions, this is also a night when one's deceased ancestors are commemorated. (Photo by Mohammad Asad / Pacific Press)

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