Soon it shall be the most important day of the year.
It shall not be to remember that on the 8th of April is the Blessed Night of Bara’a. The night before 15 Shab’aan which is called Lailat-ul-Baraat.
According to some believers in the Almighty, Allah determines on this night who will die in the coming year and who will be born. Muslims commemorate in this “blessed night” that the Quran was sent to the world by God.
During this night the maintenance and life of the people is examined and forgiveness and blessings are given to the Muslims.
For Muslims it shall be a night of prayer and meditation, forgiveness of sins and determination of fate, in another way than it is for us who believe that Allah helped His people out of slavery and gave the world His son to help also those who normally would not belong to the Blessed People of Israel.
For Muslims the event they shall remember is also called “night of forgiveness”; Allah is asked to forgive the dead for their sins. For us Christians, it is the night that we remember that the only begotten son of the Elohim, gave himself as a ransom to Jehovah God, for the sins of many. Yes that way, the living their sins would be forgiven.
For the Muslims there normally is also a lot of praying in the mosque in preparation for Ramadan, which starts two weeks later. This year they too shall need to find another solution.
We, on the eve of Passover, would normally also come together to remember the exodus from Egypt and to remember the end of slavery of mankind to sin by the sacrificial offering of Jeshua (Jesus Christ)
Normally at the beginning of those set-apart (or holy) days, we read from the Old Testament about the Exodus from Egypt and from the New Testament about the last gathering in the upper room in Jerusalem on the 14th of Nisan and Jesus going to face his death.
At the moment we have our meetings with ‘Hangouts‘, like we already do for years for those who cannot be in the assembly hall. Other means we use are ‘Facetime‘, ‘What’s App‘ and ‘Skype‘ and this month we added ‘Houseparty‘ which seems to be quite fun, having different people from so many parts of the country meeting with each other the virtual way.
In case you have some ideas how to make the best of that memorable day you are welcome to let me know.