Shab-i-Barat: The Night of Forgiveness*
Faithful on Thursday night observe “Shab-i-Barat” with great religious reverence and fervour across the country.
With the setting of the sun, the faithful started gathering in mosques to offer special prayers for peace, progress, and prosperity of the country besides seeking forgiveness for their sins.
The people also organised several gatherings and Mahafil-i-Naat to achieve Allah Almighty’s blessing in the world and the life hereafter.
Religious scholars in their sermons highlighted the teachings of Islam and various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) so that the followers could lead their lives in line with the Qur’an and Sunnah.
Special prayers were offered to get rid of the menace of terrorism besides showing the right path to disgruntled people, playing in the hands of anti-state elements.
On this occasion, houses, streets and especially mosques were decorated with colorful pennants and bunting whereas at night these were well illuminated by means of electric lights, candles or even oil lamps.
Besides, people visited graves of their near and dear ones, seeking Allah’s blessings for the departed souls.
Special security arrangements were made for peaceful observance of “Shab-i-Barat”.