Shab-e-Barat to be marked tonight

Source:  Samaa Published in Current Affairs on Thursday, May 11, 2017

KARACHI: Shab-e-Barat will be observed on Thursday all over the country with religious zeal.

On the occasion of Shab-e-Barat, Allah Almighty showers His infinite mercy and blessings on human beings. On this day, the faithfuls visit graveyards to offer Fateha Khwani for the eternal peace of their loved ones.

Special prayers will be offered in the mosques throughout the night to seek blessings of the Almighty Allah and forgiveness for the sins.

Shab-e-Barat prayer congregations will be held in small and major mosques throughout the country.

Ulema and Khateebs, in their special sermons, will highlight the importance of the holy night.

The significant distinction of this night, according to Islamic belief, is that it falls on 15th Sha’aban in which depiction of births and deaths is finalized for forthcoming year.

People gather at mosques after Isha and offered night-long special prayers, while different gatherings and Mahafil-e-Naat are held to mark the Shabe Baraat.