Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Shab E Barat Night Of Blessing Is Observed Today

Shab E Barat Night Of Blessing Is Observed Today
Every night and day has its own importance but some nights have supplementary importance like Shab-e-Barat, Lailatul Qadar, Shab-e-Miraj, Ashura and the two nights of Eids.Shab-e-Baraat, the night of blessing and praise of God, is observed 15 days before the start of the holy month of Ramzan.The Muslims believe that God showers infinite mercy and blessings upon human beings. The night is known as LAYLATUL BARA'AH OR LAYLATUN NISFE MIN SHABAN in the Arab world.This is the best night of prayer and worship of God to get His forgiveness for sins and blessing to achieve right goal in this world and hereafter. On this beautiful night, the Muslims spend the whole night to offer special prayers and recite the Quran. Mahafil-e-Milad, zikr and other religious rituals are held on this occasion. The people also visit the graves of their relatives and offer Fateha and special prayers to get God's blessings for the departed souls.Shab-e-Barat is the night when Allah arranges affairs of the next one year. He writes the fate of all His creations on this night for the coming year.

one speciality about this night is that it falls on the night of Shaaban 15 in which all births and deaths in universe are written in the 'LOH-E-MEHFOOZ' for the forthcoming year.

According to Hadith, Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said,According to Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa (RA), "Allah Almighty opens the doors of mercy and grace for the mankind and the door remains open the whole night till the Fajr prayers in which He exonerates those seeking forgiveness."

The houses, streets and especially mosques are decorated with colourful pennants and buntings whereas at night these are well-Illuminated with electric lights, candles. Special security arrangements have been made for peaceful observance of the Shab-e-Barat.



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