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Shab-e-Barat emerging a top trend on twitter

Shab-e-Barat emerging a top trend on Twitter

ISLAMABAD: Shab-e-Barat is emerging as a top trend on Twitter, a famous social media platform.

Muslims are sharing on Twitter different Islamic quotes and Quranic verses to highlight the significance of this night of seeking blessing of Allah.

Shab-e-Barat or the Night of forgiveness is a significant Islamic festival. It is celebrated on the 15th of Shaban (Islamic month). On this night, Muslims seek forgiveness for their sins from the all-merciful Allah Almighty. 

In Pakistan, Shab-e-Barat will be celebrated on Wednesday (March 8).

Additionally, Shab-e-Barat can be used to seek mercy for the deceased and ill family members. On this night, it is believed that Allah decides the fortune and the future of every creature on the earth.

Muslims across the world celebrate the night differently _ depending upon their cultural diversity and traditions.

Meaning of Shab-e-Barat

This night can be translated to the night of Atonement. It has different names _ Cheragh e Barat, Barat Night, or Nisfu Syaaban.

Due to the virtues of this night, it is one of the holiest nights in Islam. Muslims use the night to atone for the sins of their ancestors with the aim to prevent them from hellfire.

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Javed Mahmood
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