Shab-e-Barat being observed with religious fervor across country
LAHORE (92 News) – The Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, is being observed across the country tonight with religious fervor.
People are offering special prayers, reciting the Holy Quran, hold milads, zikr and perform other religious rituals throughout the night, seeking divine blessings for the well-being of mankind.
Ulema and religious scholars in their sermons will highlight teachings of Islam and various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The houses, streets and especially mosques will be decorated with colorful lights and buntings
Devotees are also visiting the graves of their beloved ones and pray for their peace.
Many people will fast on the day following Shab-e-Barat night. Food and sweets are distributed among neighbors and the poor.
Shab-e-Baraat, is observed about 15 days before the start of the Holy month of fasting Ramazan-ul-Mubarak. Shab-e-Barat, a great advantage of Muslims is known as Laylat-ul- Bara’ah or Laylat-un-Nisfe min Sha’ban in the Arab world.
Special security arrangements have been finalized for ensuring peaceful observance of the Shab-e-Barat throughout the country.