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Updated March 2023
Shab e Qadr, one of the holiest nights in the Islamic calendar, is celebrated with great fervour in Pakistan. It is a night of immense significance for Muslims as it marks the revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad. Observed on an odd night during the last ten days of Ramadan, Shab-e-Qadr is considered to be a night of blessings, forgiveness, and salvation.
As we approach the commemoration of this occasion, here is a guide on how Shab-e-Qadr will be observed in Pakistan in 2023.
Shab e Qadr 2023 in Pakistan date
The date for Shab-e-Qadr 2023 in Pakistan is of great importance to Muslims in the country. In the Islamic faith, the momentous night is observed every year on an odd night during the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan.
The possible dates for Shab-e-Qadr in 2023 will fall on either the 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, or 20th of April, depending on the sighting of the moon and the start date of Ramadan, which is predicted to commence on 23 March 2023.
Shab e Qadr observances in Pakistan
Shab-e-Qadr commemorates the night when Prophet Muhammad received the first verses of the Holy Quran. Considered in the Islamic faith as the ‘Night of Decree’, ‘Night of Power’, ‘Night of Value’, ‘Night of Destiny’, or ‘Night of Measures’, it is mainly observed every year on any odd night in the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan.
It is a frequent sight to witness Muslims congregating at the Mosque by engaging in nawafil prayers, reciting the Quran, and collectively reading supplications. Through their prayers, Muslims believe that they will have their sins in the past forgiven, as the holy Quran states that praying on Shab-e-Qadr nights is better than praying for a thousand months.
Muslims in Pakistan will prepare for this holy night with great devotion and spiritual activities, seeking blessings, forgiveness, and salvation.