Blessings of Shab-i-Barat
As it always happens when Shab-IBarat comes, people start to explode crackers. It seems not the blessed night but the night of crackers. ShabI-Barat is a blessed night and Muslims celebrate this night with prayers and charities. But has anybody ever considered what the purpose of this night actually is? This night is the night of forgiveness. But today the Muslims have forgot the reality and they instead of prayers cook sweet dish and explode crackers. Today when we ask somebody why they celebrate this night, the usual answer is that our ancestors celebrated this night therefore we do it as well.
Illiterate as well as educated people buy crackers for their children gladly so that they explode them, causing great trouble for their neighbours. They should think of their neighbours where someone may be sick or preparing for exams. May Allah bless us with right thinking and courage to act on it. — Rawalpindi