KARACHI: Holy Shab-e-Baraat, the night of forgiveness was observed across the country on Shaban-ul-Moazzam 15, 1436 AH.
Faithfuls offered night-long special prayers in the night of reverence and divine blessings to seek divine forgiveness. People in large number attended various gatherings included Mahafil-e-Na’at in mosques and other places to mark the holy night.
Ulema and religious scholars in their sermons highlighted the teachings of Islam and various aspects of life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) with respect to repentance and seeking Allah’s pleasure. The houses, streets and especially mosques were decorated with colorful lights and buntings.
Faithful lit electric lights, candles or even oil lamps right from evening to the whole night. People in large number visited cemeteries to pray for the eternal peace of their loved deceased ones.
Special security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful observance of the Shab-e-Barat throughout the country.