Jammu April 8/CNI/Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Senior party leader and former MLA from Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq on Wednesday extended warm greetings to the people on the observance of Shab-e-Baraat asking people to seek forgiveness of Almighty Allah.
He appealed people that they should observe Shab-e-barat from inside their homes. He said the world is going through a difficult phase due to spread of Covid-19 and we should strictly follow lockdown.
Jabbar while greeting the people in a statement said, “It is the night of worship and salvation. We should not be negligent on this occasion because on this occasion Allah almighty determines the destiny of all people. The night should be spent worshiping Almighty from the depth of hearth. It is the time of direct connection with Allah, most compassionate, ever merciful, most of all it is the time for reforming one’s life to come.”
Ishfaq said, “The whole country is observing a lockdown and any carelessness on our part can increase the problems for our family, our society and the nation”.
He urged the people to remain indoors and pray and read the Quran. He emphasised the need to maintain social distancing and said nothing that endangers personal safety and violates the law of the land and ‘shariyat’ should be done.
He also asked people to take care of poor and destitute, pray & express solidarity with the families of those whose loved ones got devoured in the COVID-19 crises and also pray for early recovery of all those who have tested positive for the contamination,” he added.
Shab-e-Barat is observed on the night between the 14 and 15th day of the eighth month of the Islamic calendar, the occasion is marked by Muslims assembling in mosques and revisiting graves of their departed loved ones. CNI