Muslims Mark Shab-e-Barat

Muslims Mark Shab-e-Barat

Shab-e-Barat, also known as the Night of deliverance and salvation in the religion of Islam is being celebrated today by the Muslim community all over the world.

 

Muslims Mark Shab-e-BaratShab-e-Barat, also known as the Night of deliverance and salvation in the religion of Islam is being celebrated today by the Muslim community all over the world.

Muslims indulged in overnight prayers at various mosques of the city, reciting the Holy Quran and also visited the graves of departed ancestors and prayed for the salvation of their souls.

Shab-e-Barat, which is actually derived from Persian word Shab (night) and Barat (deliverance) is marked as one of the most sacred nights in Islam. The night marked on the 14th day of the month of Shaban has a number of ahadees (Prophet’s sayings) attached to it and that makes it an important event.

Muslims Mark Shab-e-BaratAccording to Shakirul Qadri Riazi, Imam of a Mosque at Dholi Bawdi, “there are several spiritual benefits of worshipping on this night; we pray to the Almighty for forgiveness, mercy, unity, humanity and harmony.”

“Every small and big sin can be pardoned if the devotee with his true feeling of regret prays to the Almighty,” said Qadri.

Muslim families prepares for the auspicious night by wearing new attire, cooking traditional sweets and offering flowers on the grave of their departed ones. These daylong activities end at the evening followed by night long prayers and worship.

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