Shab-e-Barat: Political Leaders Convey Heartfelt Greetings To All Muslims

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

29th Mar, 2021. 09:48 pm
Shab-e-Barat political leaders

Shab-e-Barat, the Night of Forgiveness is being observed today on 15 Sha’ban in Pakistan with religious fervour. 

Shab-e-Barat holds immense significance among Muslims. The night is celebrated every year in the mid of Shaban-on the night between the 14th and 15th of Sha’ban.

What Is Shab-E-Barat?

In South Asia, Nisf Shaban is known as the Night of Forgiveness. In Arabic, it is called Lailatul Barat. In Indonesia, it is called Nisfu Syaban. It is called Berat Kandili in Malaysia and Turkey.

Muslims considered Shab-e-Barat as a night of forgiveness. Muslims especially prayer the whole night to seek the blessings of Allah almighty and ask forgiveness from him. 

Shaban is the eighth month of the holy Islamic calendar. According to sources,

Aishah bint Abu Bakr (R.A.) reported that:

“The Messenger of Allah did not fast in any month of the year more than he did in Shaban. He used to fast all of Shaban.” (An-Nasai: 2180)

Political Leaders Wish Shab-e-Barat Mubarak:

However, several political leaders have extended greetings and prayed for all those who are going through tough times.


On this auspicious night, people tend to distribute sweets and other delicacies to each other. People also pray to Allah Almighty in the congregation. Men visit graveyards and pray for the departed souls. Mosques and homes are decorated as well.


Fasting in Shaban is not a Farz. However, some people keep fast on 15th Shaban as nafl worship. Fasting in Shaban is Sunnah.

Sindh Government Announces Public Holiday:

On the auspicious day of Shab-e-Barat, the Sindh government has announced a public holiday on 29th March 2020 (Monday).

According to the details, on March 29, all offices and educational institutions will be closed.

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