Shab-e-Barat to be observed on Monday

ISLAMABAD: Shab-e-Barat, the holy night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed on June 24 (Monday) with religious fervour To mark the holy night, Muslims across the country illuminate mosques and houses and pray Allah Almighty to remove their worries and shower His blessings on Muslim Ummah.

This is great night which Allah has filled with virtues and blessings.It has many specialties and has been blessed with honour. Muslims stay awake on the night of Shab-e-Barat and ask for forgiveness for the past year mistakes and pray for good fortune the entire night.

Many people spend the night at mosques for prayers and meditation while other fast during the day and offer `nawafil’, at night. The print as well as electronic media will present different programmes highlighting the history and importance of this holy night.

According to the religious teachings, “It is night of accountability for all the Muslims and their performance of last one year in the light of the teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah is reviewed”.

The prayers during this night carry great importance and value for the Muslims to renew their pledge to lead lives in accordance with the Holy teachings of Quran and Sunnah. The government has issued directives for fool proof security arrangements on the occasion to avoid any untoward incident.