Srinagar- Shab-e-Baraat — Night of Fortune and Forgiveness— was observed with religious zeal and fervour across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday night even as the night-long prayers at major shrines including Hazratbal Dargah here were suspended in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mosques in city suburbs and rural areas saw a sizeable participation of the devotees, who were seen engrossed in thoughtful prayers, seeking atonement of their sins besides praying for peace and prosperity of the mankind.
The religious clerics threw light on the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and also highlighted the significance of the night.
Large number of people visited graveyards to offer fatiha for their departed loved ones.
Earlier, authorities had prior directed for suspension of large gatherings at all major mosques and shrines including at Dargah Hazratbal and at historic Jamia Masjid Nowhatta.
It is to mention here that the holy night is observed by Muslims across sub-continent during the intervening night of 14 and 15 Sha’ban — the eight month of Islamic calendar.
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