Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi extended his warm greetings to the people of Assam, particularly belonging to Muslim community on the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Barat.

In a message, Prof Mukhi urged upon all to pray to ‘Allah’ for his divine mercy and blessings for the welfare of mankind.

He also said, “On the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Barat, I wish all with lots of happiness, good health and success and hope this occasion re-energizes our connection with our fore-fathers”.

The Governor also appealed to everybody to celebrate the occasion by adhering to the protocols of social distancing.

He also urged upon all not to make any religious gatherings and follow the safety guidelines issued in view of corona virus pandemic and pray to strengthen the state’s age-old bonhomie and harmonious co-existence.

Meanwhile, the Central Hilal Committee of Assam announced that Shab-e-Barat prayers will be held on Thursday evening and appealed everyone to pray from home.

Shab-e-Barat is one of the major festivals of the Muslims.

‘Shab’ means night, it’s a Persian word, and ‘Barat’ means salvation which is an Arabic-Persian word.

So, this night is considered a great chance of getting rid of previous sins and start anew.

It also means the night of fortune and forgiveness.

Unlike normal times, due to the pandemic Coronavirus, Muslims devouts have resolved not to congregate in the mosques.

Instead everyone will say their prayers from home.

It is also resolved not to visit the graveyards to pray for the eternal rest of the departed souls as this might violate the social distancing and other lockdown norms.

Instead Muslims shall say the supplications for the departed souls staying at home,

This time Muslims are also going to stay away from the customary exchange of roti and halwa between households as this might break the health guidelines.

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