Holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of reverence and divine blessings, would be observed across the country tonight (Tuesday) Sha’ban-ul-Moazzam 15, 1436 AH.
Faithfuls 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.
Ulema and religious scholars in their sermons would 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. Faithful plan to 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, 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 finalosed for ensuring peaceful observance of the Shab-e-Barat throughout the country. – APP