Update April 4, 2020

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Pray at home in the night of Shab-e-Barat: Islamic Foundation

Mirajul Moin Joy

The Islamic Foundation on Saturday urged the people of Muslim belief to offer prayers from home in Shab-e-Barat, the holy night of fortune and forgiveness to be observed on April 9.

“Pray at home in Shab-e-Barat night for the people’s safety during the crisis time of pandemic,” said a press release from Islamic Foundation.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) directive over coronavirus and Prime Minister’s instructive speech, all are urged to follow the Islamic Foundation’s directive, it said.

Educational institutions were shut, general holidays were announced and the government directed the people to maintain social distancing, said the release.

Meanwhile, Islamic Foundation urged Imams to continue five-time prayers and Jum’a prayers at mosques with limited devotees.

Earlier on Monday, the Islamic Foundation issued some guidelines over various issues, including offering namaz and maintaining people’s safety at mosques, and the funeral of coronavirus patients.

It suggested people to refrain from committing sins and offer following’ Duas” frequently:

“La Ilaha Illa, anta subahanaka inni kuntu minaz jolimin.”

According to Muslim belief, Shab-e-Barat is the night when Allah arranges the affairs of the following year. On this night, Allah writes the destinies of all the creations for the coming year by taking into account their past deeds.

Muslim devotees will offer special prayers, reciting from the Holy Quran, holding milad, zikr and other religious rituals seeking divine blessings for the wellbeing of mankind.

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