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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Shaban moon sighted, Shab-e-Barat to be on March 7

The holy month of Shaban begins today, as the crescent was sighted in Pakistan on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the 8th month of the Islamic calendar.

The crescent of Shaban-ul-Moazam has been sighted and the Shab-e-Barat will fall on March 7.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, in pursuance of the decision of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, announced that the first of Shaban, 1444 AH shall commence from February 22.

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The Committee Chairman Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad while announcing the crescent sighting of Shaban, informed that the committee had received many a solid testimony of crescent sightings from various areas of the country.

Later on, he offered prayers for peace, progress and prosperity of the country and liberation of India’s Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and Palestine and above all, for the earthquake victims of Turkiye and Syria.

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Shab-e-Barat, the holiest night between the 14th (March 7) and 15th of Shaban, will be observed across the country to seek forgiveness from Allah.

Special religious gatherings will be held throughout the country and people will also visit graveyards to say prayers at the graves of their loved ones.

Muslims across the world observe the night of the 15th Shaban with religious spirit as they offer nawafil in mosques, making special prayers.