Shab-e-Qadr celebrated across Pakistan
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Faithfuls celebrated Shab-e-Qadr or the Night of Power across the country Sunday night amid strict vigilance by mosque administrations and following the corona SOPs to stem the deadly virus spread.
Laylat al-Qadr, which is according to the Holy Quran, better than 1,000 months, signifies the night when the first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
The holiest night was observed in accordance with physical distancing as a measure against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the 27th night of the holy fasting month of Ramzan. There was no congregational prayers on the occasion of Shab-e-Qadr in various mosques of the federal capital due to the threat of coronavirus pandemic.
However, some faithful performed 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 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 Ramazan.
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 Ramazan.”
Muslims are bestowed with several holy nights from Rajab-ul-Murajab to Ramazan-ul-Mubarak including Shab-e-Miraj, Shab-e-Barat and Shab-e-Qadr are celebrated in less than three months period.
So valuable is this Night of Qadr that the Quran devotes a special Surah to it, says that; “Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Power. And what can make you know what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” (97:1-5).