State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak used this holiday to score some points at home, helping out his wife with Shab-e-Barat cooking.
The youngest cabinet member posted three photos on Facebook on Tuesday. In one of them he is seen wielding a spatula on a pan full of some kind of rice-based dish, presumably a biriyani or tehari. In two others, he is seen rolling rotis, the flat breads usually accompanying sweet halwa dishes on Shab-e-Barat.
The post has gone viral and generated thousands of likes and comments from his followers. Commenters praised the minister's skill with a rolling pin, pointing out the perfectly round rice-flour rotis.
Palak's wife Arifa Jesmin Konika looked visibly delighted to find her husband in the kitchen.
Many praised him for setting an example by sharing household work, saying it was every man's duty.
Others remarked that it was good for a minister to have some skill in all spheres of life.
Bangladeshi Muslims cherish a tradition of making various savoury and sweet items to honour and celebrate the night of Shab-E-Barat, often considered as the night for receiving blessings in Islam.