Turkey to celebrate Laylat al-Ragha'ib today

Muslims throughout Turkey will celebrate Regaip Kandili today, marking the beginning of three holy months in the Islamic Hijri calendar.

Turkey to celebrate Laylat al-Ragha'ib today

Tonight, the holy night of Regaip will be observed throughout Turkey.

The first Friday night of Recep month, marking the beginning of three holy months in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is regarded as the holy night of Regaip.

As Muslim holidays begin the night before, Regaib Kandili is celebrated on the Thursday night preceding the first Friday in the month of Rajab.

Regaip Kandili, or Laylat al-Ragha’ib in Arabic, is a holy night in Islam commemorating the conception of the Prophet Muhammad.

Tonight is regarded as the holy time to be forgiven, mercy and time for prays to be accepted by God.

"These holy days are vital means of realizing the mistakes and gaining true and good behaviors. When we make use of these holy nights through good behavior and we become aware of our wrongdoings, these days are spiritually beneficial for us," said Director of Religious Affairs Ali Bardakoglu in his message for this holy night.

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Last Mod: 17 Haziran 2010, 12:03
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