Photos: Tarabi prayer offered at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque

It might be a prayer to the Almighty Allah for seeking his mercy to save the nation and world from this coronavirus pandemic.


Despite the risk of coronavirus transmission, some pious Muslim devotees offered Tarabi prayer at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Thursday night maintaining distance.


Tarabi refers to an additional ritual prayer performed by Muslims at night after the Isha prayer during the holy month of Ramadan.


On Thursday night, Muslim devotees offered their Tarabi prayers maintaining distance and following the government’s health advice.


The floors of the mosques were disinfected before the prayer and the devotees entered the mosque after sanitising their hands.


Earlier on April 23, Religious Affairs Ministry said maximum 12 people, including two imams, can attend Tarabi prayers in mosques, to prevent the transmission of fast-spreading coronavirus.


No more than 12 devotees in Tarabi prayers: Ministry


Later, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also urged Muslim devotees to say their Tarabi prayers at their respective homes instead of mosques.


Offer Tarabi prayers at home: PM


Meanwhile, on May 6, the Ministry of Religious Affairs allowed people to offer prayers, including Tarabi, at mosques from Thursday’s Zohr prayers subject to following health guidelines.


Govt lifts restriction on offering prayers at mosques


On May 8, Muslims took part in Jum’a prayers at mosques, a month after the restriction on congregations.


A man offering prayers at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.


A pious man performing the sajdah to Allah while offering Tarabi prayer at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.


The clean floor at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque during Tarabi prayer.


Source: United News of Bangladesh