Muslims across Turkey will observe the holy night of Barat, also known as Lailat al-Baraa, which is regarded as the night of forgiveness and salvation, on Tuesday night.

Lailat al-Barat is the night of 15th of Sha’ban in Islamic lunar calendar, which is also known as the Mid-Sha’ban.

Ali Erbas, head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, on Tuesday issued a message marking Lailat al-Barat.

In his message, Ali Erbas prayed for all humanity to overcome the coronavirus pandemic and said: “Let’s follow all the measures announced by the authorities. Let us all continue to strive with hope, devout and

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