Shab-e-Barat Celebration News
KARACHI: The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed across the country tonight with due religious fervour.
Muslim devotees will offer special prayers, recite from the holy Quran, hold milad, zikr and perform other religious rituals throughout the night, seeking divine blessings for the well-being of mankind.
They will also visit the graves of their relatives and Muslim saints and distribute sweets and homemade food among the poor, their neighbours, friends and relatives.
According to Muslim belief, on Shab-e-Barat, Allah writes the destinies of all the creations for the coming year by taking into account their past deeds.
On this exalted night, Muslims pray to Allah both in preparation for the holy month of Ramadan and seeking forgiveness of their sins.
To ensure security arrangements, Sindh Inspector General of Police AD Khawaja had directed a few days back all the deputy inspectors general to prepare contingency plans to protect the life and property of people.
The IGP also ordered that effective steps be taken to stop the purchase or sale of fireworks and any other explosive material and to also stop aerial firing.