LAHORE - Laila-tul-Qadar was observed with religious fervour throughout the country on Thursday. Millions of Muslims spent this night in offering Nawafil, recitation of the Holy Quran, Salat-e-Tasbih and holding sermons. Laila-tul-Qadar is the night when the Holy Quran was descended upon the Holy Prophet (SAW), and this night holds a very special significance for the Muslims all over the world. They offer special prayers for their salvation and seek mercy and blessings of Allah Almighty and pardon of their sins. Three-day Mahafil-e-Shabeena under the auspices of Ministry of Auqaf and Religious Affairs were held in the City mosques, which include Mosque Data Darbar, Mosque Wazir Khan, Badshahi Mosque, Mosque Mian Mir, Jamia Mosque Dal Girran, Jamia Mosque Shah Jamal, Jamia Mosque Shah Kamal, and others where the Haffiz-e-Quran would complete recitation of the Holy Quran on 29th Ramazan (Sunday). Besides that in thousands other mosques of the City, including Jamia Naeemia, Jamia Mosque Ya-Rasul-Allah, Gulshan Ravi, Jamia Mosque Muslil, Lohari, Jamia Mosque Hifz Ahnaf, Jamia Mosque Rasulia Sherazia, and others Shabeena Mahafil have started. Sehri arrangements have also been made in these mosque while tight security arrangements by the police has been maintained outside and inside these mosques. Most of the mosques were tastefully decorated with illumination and other materials while special meals and water arrangements were also carried out. Like in other parts of the country, Mahafil-e-Khatam-e-Quran were also held in thousands of the mosques of the City on the eve of 27th Ramazan. The recitation from Quran in Taraweeh, which had started on the eve of first Ramazan, was completed by Haffiz-e-Quran in the city mosques last night. At the end of Mahafil-e-Khatam-e-Quran, Haffiz-e-Quran and the participants offered special prayers for the country and the Ummah as well as for peace and prosperity of the country. They also prayed for the well being of the nation and courage to the nation to counter the present day challenges. Sweetmeats and fruit and food were served to the people on the occasion.