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Special prayers marks‘Shab-e-barat’

Muslims around Tangla town and its sub-urbs observed ‘Shab-e-barat’ or the ‘night of deliverance’ on Thursday night. Shab-e-Barat, the night of deliverance,

falls on the 15th day of the Islamic month of Shaban. Muslims pray in preparation for Ramzan and seek forgiveness of their sins on the day. Special prayers and sermons marked the ocassion which were held at Bara Masjid and Banseria mosques of the Tangla town besides at number of mosques at Panery,Garuajhar,Dimakuchi,Ghagra,Kalaigaon and its interior areas. Houses, mosques and graveyards were also illuminated by candles and strands of electric bulbs to provide a joyful ambiance to the festival.

As per islamic belief on the night of Shab-E-Barat Allah scripts the destinies of all humans for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past.Legend also says that on this night the Prophet visits each house and relieves the pains of suffering humanity. Many also visited graveyards and remembered their dear ones.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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