The night between 14 and 15 Shaban is considered a very sacred night and it is known as “Shab-e-Barat.” The Muslims all over the world observe this night with great enthusiasm. It is also called the “Night of Forgiveness” in Islam and the Muslims seek the forgiveness from Allah for their sins and seek for His Blessings. This year, Shab-e-Barat will be observed on the night between Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April.
Shab-e-Barat is celebrated with great enthusiasm in South Asian countries particularly in India and Pakistan. There are different names associated with this night in various countries. In India and Pakistan, this night is known as “Shab-e-Barat” and in Iran, it is known as “Nim Sha’ban.” In Malay speaking countries, Shab-e-Barat is known as “Nisfy Sya’ban” and in Turkey, it is called “Berat Kandili.”
The Muslims distribute sweets and desserts among children, needy and poor people, friends and relatives. In South Asian countries, the Muslims usually distribute a local dessert known as “Halwa” among the people. So, the ritual is observed with great razzle-dazzle.
The Sunni Muslims believe that on this night, Allah (SWT) saved the Prophet Noah A.S from the flood and his ark and the people remained safe from the disastrous flood. The Shia Muslims believe that on this day, their 12th Imam (Muhammad Al-Mahdi) came to the world.
So, this night has great significance for all sects of Muslims.
Shab-e-Barat is known as Laila-tul-Bara’at. Since Laila-tul-Bara’at means the Night of Salvation, every Muslim seeks mercy and forgiveness on this night from Allah Almighty. That’s why it is called as “Laila-tul-Bara’at.
The people love sending SMS to their dear and near ones on this sacred night so that they could be remembered in prayers. Here are some very beautiful SMS for this special occasion.
Shab-e-Barat is a very special occasion for the Muslims, particularly for the South Asian Muslims. They celebrate it with great enthusiasm. Here are the quotes you can send to your loved ones on this special occasion.
Shab-e-Barat is a very special and blessed occasion for the Muslims. They use to send wishes to one another for this blessed night. Here are some very beautiful wishes you can send your loved ones to wish them Shab-e-Barat.
Shab-e-Barat Nafal and Dua
On this sacred night, the people offer special prayers and have fasting in the morning. The people offer Nafal, recite Holy Quran and do Zikar of Allah Almighty for the whole night. Hazrat Muaaz bin Jabal (R.A) narrates that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “Allah Almighty forgives all the people in this blessed night except the Mushrik and the person who has a prejudice against others in his heart. Here are some special Duas and Nafal you can offer to seek blessings and forgiveness from Allah Almighty.