ISLAMABAD, June 23 (TNS): Muslims across Pakistan and elsewhere in the world observed Shab-e-Qadr or Lailat-ul-Qadr with the religious reverence on night between Thursday and Friday.
The night is considered to be equal to praying for 1000 months. This is one of the holiest and most blessed nights, which is likely to occur on one of the odd nights in the last 10 days of Ramazan and most likely to be the 27th of the holy month.
The night has special significance for the Muslims as angels come down on the earth as per order of Allah Almighty and stay there till dawn of the day.
Special arrangements were made for special prayers in mosques across the country to mark the holy night and seek divine blessings. Mosques, houses and streets were decorated with colourful pennants and buntings whereas the faithful also organized several gatherings and Mahafil-e-Naat to achieve the Almighty’s forgiveness and blessings in the world and the life hereafter.
Muslims traditionally observe the occasion through nightlong special prayers, Quran Khwani, religious discussions at mosques and in their houses on this holy night.
Devotees offered night long prayers and recited holy Quran in mosques and homes across Pakistan. The believers sought forgiveness of Allah and His mercy and offered collective prayers to seek Allah’s Forgiveness throughout the night till Sehri.
The religious scholars also threw light on importance of the night and highlighted the teachings of Islam and life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) so that the followers could lead their lives according to Holy Quran and Sunnah.