Lahore (Staff Report): Shab-e-Barat (the night of blessings and glory) celebrated with traditional religious zeal and solemnity.
Muslims celebrate Shab-e-Barat on 15th of Shaban (lunar calendar).
In order to seek blessings the faithful throng the mosques to offer special prayers (Nawafil and Shabina) during the whole night. Special Nawafil and Shabina will also be offered by people to seek blessings of Allah and forgiveness for their sins. Besides, a large number of believers will visit graveyards including women and children to offer special prayers for the departed souls of their near and dear ones. According to some traditions, they will light candles and scent sticks on the graves and seek Allah’s blessings for the souls of their departed kin.
Ulema and prayer leaders have appealed to the masses to make diligent and whole hearted supplications before the Almighty Allah on the blessed night for themselves and especially for the security and solidarity of our country and entire Ummah and those Muslim brethren facing persecutions and atrocities by the enemies of Islam.