The night of reverence, fervour and divine blessings for the Muslims, the holy Shab-e-Barat, will be observed across the country on Sunday night. 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 in the universe on the “Loh-e-Mehfooz”. Faithful will offer night-long special prayers, while various gatherings included Mahafil-e-Na’at have also been arranged to mark the holy night. Ulema and religious scholars in their sermons will highlight the true teachings of Islam and various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2016.
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