Faithful to celebrate Shab-e-Qadr tonight

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Staff Reporter

Faithful will celebrate the Shab-e-Qadr or the Night of Power across the country (today) Sunday night amid strict vigilance by mosque administrations and following the corona SOPs to stem deadly virus spread.

Laylat al-Qadr, which is according to the Holy Quran, better than one thousand months, signifies the night when the first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

The holiest night would be observed in accordance with physical distancing as a measure against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the 27th night of holy fasting month of Ramzan.

There will be no congregational prayers on the occasion of Shab-e-Qadr in various mosques of the federal capital due to threat of coronavirus pandemic.

However, some faithful are planning to perform special prayers, nawafil, milad, zikr, Quran Khwani and religious discussion in mosques and their houses in line with the traditional practices seeking mercy and blessings of the Almighty by strictly adherence to COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to efficaciously counter the disease.

The exact date of Laylat al-Qadr is unspecified, but is believed to have occurred on one of the last 10 nights of Ramzan.

Hazrat Aisha,wife of Prophet Muhammad (Radiallah Anha) stated that Rasool Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Look for Lailat-ul-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramzan.”

“We the Muslims believe that on this night the blessings and mercy of Allah Almighty are abundant,” Mufti Jehangir Abbasi, a religious scholar, who runs online Holy Quran teaching academy told media.