Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report) – The night of reverence, fervour and divine blessings for the Muslims, Holy Shab-e-Barat,would be observed across the country on Sunday night Sha’ban-ul-Moazzam 14, 1437 AH (May 22).

According to Islamic lunar calendar, the 15th night of Shabaan month is known as Lailatul Barat. According to Muslim belief, Shab-e-Barat is the night when Almighty Allah arranges affairs of the whole next one-year including the writing of all births and deaths on universe on the “Loh-e-Mehfooz.”

Faithful were planning to gather at mosques and houses after Isha prayers and offer nightlong special prayers, while different gatherings and Mahafil-e-Naat were arranged to mark the holy night.

Faithful would offer night-long special prayers, while various gatherings included Mahafil-e-Na’at have also been arranged in mosques to mark the holy night and win divine blessings.

Ulema and religious scholars in their sermons would highlight the true teachings of Islam and various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

The houses, streets and especially mosques were being decorated with colorful pennants and bunting which are Illuminated at nights. Faithful lit electric lights, candles or even oil lamps right from evening to whole night.

Media, including print and electronic would highlight the importance of the holy night through its special programmes and editions. Shab-e-Baraat, the night of praise of Allah, is observed 15 days before the start of the Holy month of fasting Ramadan-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.