We are getting closer to commemorating Shab-e-Barat 2020 in India and other nations and as such, people must be curious to know more about this festival like its date, significance, etc. So we have curated this blog to quench your curiosity by providing all the necessary information about Shab-e-Barat 2020 in India.
Shab-e-Barat 2020 in India: Dates
The Shab-e-Barat 2020 in India will begin on the Saturday evening of March 18, 2020 and will end on Monday evening of March 19, 2020.
Shab-e-Barat 2020 in India: Islamic Dates
Shab-e-Barat, also known as the night of forgiveness, is observed in India every year during the night between the 14 and 15 of Shaban. It is also the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.
Shab-e-Barat in India: History and Significance
According to the sayings of Prophet Muhammad, Shab-e-Barat is regarded as the night when Allah decides the fate of individuals for the coming year. It is believed that on this night, the doors of pardon and mercy are open and devotees can approach the almighty (Allah) for his mercy. Therefore, Shab-e-Barat is a blissful night for Muslims across the globe.
There are certain characteristics that Muslims need to observe on this occasion.
Shab-e-Barat: Celebration in India
People decorate Mosques with colourful papers and strings, and devotees gather there for the entire night to offer prayers with “Isha Ki Namaz”. Then they recite the Holy Quran until dawn and sing spiritual songs throughout the night of Shab-e-Barat.
The members of the Muslim community in India follow the tradition of visiting graveyards and Mosques on this day and Shab-e-Barat 2020 will be no different. Before azan on the next day, the devotees devour food like Sehri, which is followed by observing the fast.
Many people donate clothes, money, and other items to the needy and poor in the name of their departed family members. They also stay at home with their families and offer prayers while observing a fast on this day. Devotees firmly believe that if they stay up all night while offering prayers and repenting for their evil deeds, they will be forgiven in the eyes of God.
Why is Shab-e-Barat Celebrated?
Shab-e-Barat is celebrated in India, Pakistan, and other regions by millions of devotees as it is believed that-
- Allah determines the luck of a person on this night
- Allah forgives all the sins of devotees who seek his forgiveness on this night
- This was also the night when Allah revealed the Holy Quran.
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