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Muslims Mark Special Day

Muslims around the country have celebrated Shab-e-Bar’at, a special day in the faith’s calendar that is the precursor to the fasting month of Ramadan. Fiji Muslim League executive Abdul Qayyum
04 Jun 2015 09:01
Muslims Mark Special Day

Muslims around the country have celebrated Shab-e-Bar’at, a special day in the faith’s calendar that is the precursor to the fasting month of Ramadan.

Fiji Muslim League executive Abdul Qayyum Khan said this was a special night for every Muslim.

“The event falls on the 15th night of the month and 14 or 15 days after, it is Ramadan. It is believed that in this night Allah forgives the past sins of the believers very generously and allows for a prosperous future for those who asks for it at this time with their prayers.” said Mr Khan.

“For that reason, Muslims spend the night in prayer and fast the next day.

“The day is meant for fasting, while the night for prayers. Shab-e-Barat is marked by saying special prayers to the Almighty asking for forgiveness for past sins and prosperity for the future.”

Shab-e-Bar’at falls in the month of Shaban, which is the 8th month in the Islamic calendar. In Arabic language, Shab E Barat is known as Lailatul Bar’at, meaning the night of emancipation.

shreeti.prasad@fijisun.com.fj

 




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