Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shab-e-barat celebrated with devotion

Shab-e-barat celebrated with devotion

Shab-e-barat was celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm by Muslims in India and other parts of the world. According to Muslim beliefs, Shab-e-barat is the night when `Allah` - the Almighty arranges the affairs of the following year.

According to Islamic scholar,Dr.Riaz Umer is a night of worship and prayers for all Muslims. On the night of Shab-e-barat Allah writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past.

In capital,Muslims offered prayers in mosques for the well-being of one and all. Muslims in Mumbai too offered prayers on the occasion of Shab-e-barat.

According to mythology, Shab-e-barat festival is celebrated either on the thirteenth or on the fourteenth day of Shaban, the eighth month of the Muslim year. This happens to be fifteen days before the beginning of Ramadan.


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