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.
It is Shab-e-Barat when the life and death and fortune for the coming year are decided for every man and woman. So, the people offer special prayers in this night to seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty.
In Shab-e-Barat, Allah Almighty accepts the repentance of His creature and showers maximum blessings upon them till Fajr prayer. So, the people look towards Him for freedom from any calamity, disaster or azaab.
Hazrat Ali (R.A) said, “O people, spend the night of 15 Shabaan in prayers and have fasting on the day of 15 Shabaan. On this blessed night, Allah showers His mercy to the people and calls out: “IS THERE ANY WHO SEEKS FORGIVENESS, IS THERE ANY NEEDY WHOM I SHOULD GRANT” till the Fajr time.”
(Ref: Ibn Majah)
Shab-e-Barat has great Fazilat in Islam. One night, our beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) remained in sajdah for an unusually long time. The Sajdah was so long that Hazrat Ayesha (R.A) became worried about Him (PBUH). When He (PBUH) finished his prayer, he explained about his long Sajdah to Hazrat Ayesha (R. A), and said, “Do you know the importance of tonight? It is the mid-Shabaan night. Allah Almighty accepts “Tauba” of his creature. Allah Almighty blesses the sinners if they seek forgiveness.”
Our beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) used to pray for the whole night on 15 of Shabaan and had fasting on the day of 15 Shabaan. On this day, our previous year’s deeds are presented before Allah Almighty. He (PBUH) used to pray at 15 Shabaan night and have fast on 15 Shabaan’s day so that when His previous year’s deeds are to be presented, Allah would have mercy. (Remember, He (PBUH) is a beloved Prophet of Allah and is already in His Mercy. But He (PBUH) did this act so that the other Muslims follow it.
There is no particular prayer to offer in this night. However, to seek Salvation from Allah Almighty, you can offer Nafal, Salat-ul-Tasbeeh, recitation of Quran and 5th Kalima Astaghfar to get forgiveness from Allah Almighty.
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 2 arrive
So, I openly Apologize 2 U if ever I have hurt u Directly or indirectly.
Please Forgive me!
& Remember Me in Prayers.
Qabuliyat ki Aap pe Barsat Ho
Khushiyon Se Aap ki Mulaqat Ho
Koi Khawahish Na Rahe Baqi
Aisi Mubarak Aaj ki Raat ho.
Shab-e-Barat Mubarak ho.
Duaon Mien Yaad Rakhiye.
Qismat Badal Jaye Gi Zara Dil Se Dua Karo,
Duniya Bhi Hil Jayegi Agar Dil se Dua Karo
Din Raat Main Ik Lamha Qabuliyat Ki Ghari Hai
Manzil Bhi Mil Jayegi Agar Dil Se Dua Karo
The Night of Salvation (Shab-e-Barat) is Upon Us
I m sorry
If I Hurt U
If I Ignored U
If I Teased U
If I was Not able to Prove Myself As a Good Friend or a Good Person
Remember Me in Prayers.
The Leaf of My life May Fall This Very Night
The Year May be the Last Year for me
Please Forgive me If Ever I hurt You
Your Prayer will Shower Blessings of Allah Upon Me
Pray for me on this sacred night.
Shab-e-Barat Mubarak ho.
Meri Tooti Phooti Ibadaton ko aisay kar Qabul ay Rabb-e-Karim
Ke Sajday mien jaoon to mujhse juray har rishtay ki duaaien Qabul ho jaien.
Shab-e-barat Mubarak ho.
Remember me in prayers.
Rehmaton ki Hai Ye Raat
Namazon Ka Rakhna Sath
Manwa Lena Rab se Har Baat
Duaon mien Rakhna Yaad
Mubarak ho Aap ko
Tonight is Shab-e-Barat
Remember Me in Your Prayers
May Allah Provide you with Solace
Bundles of Happiness
Health and Wealth Through Out the Year
“Mujhe Muaaf Karna,
Ik Banda Khata Kaar Sa Hun,
Kya Khabar Shajr-e-Hayaat se Gir Jaye
Aaj Patta Meray Naam Ka…!
Rehmaton ki aai hai “Raat”
“Dua” hai aap sada Raho Aabaad
Dua mien Rakhna Hamien Bhi Yaad
Mubarak ho Aap ko
Shab-e-Barat is to be Arrived Soon
Our Future of Life or Death will be Written That Night
I Openly Apologize to All of U
If Ever I have Hurt U
Please Forgive me
Allah will Forgive You too.
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 brings Mercy, Blessing, Benefits, Pardon, and Forgiveness that Descends upon the people of the earth.
This is the Night of Forgiveness. So, forgive the bad deeds of people. Allah will forgive you.
Allah Almighty Takes Decisions for death, life, and sustenance and welfare of the people. So, Keep praying to Allah Almighty for his forgiveness.
Keep praying, No matter, What it is you seek…Impossibility and Possibility are merely concepts of your mind. For Allah! Nothing is Impossible.
This sacred night, Ask Allah to forgive you more than you ask Allah to give you.
On Shab-e-Barat, the deeds of every Muslim are presented before Allah. The fats are decided. So forgive everyone and make dua for all.
God showers His blessings on the person who forgives others when he is able to take revenge. Forgive everyone on this blessed night.
In this Blessed Night, Make Dua for your brothers and sisters in Islam without knowing them and in return, the Angels make dua for you.
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.
Sending Warm Wishes
Across the Miles
Just to Let You Know
How much you are Missed on this special occasion.
Happy Shab-e-Barat. Remember me in prayers!!!
Allah Almighty Says!!!
Mujhi se Mango
Main Tumhari Duaaien
Sun’nay Wala Hoon
Jo Tu ne Diya,
Aur jo Tu ne Nahi Diya
Aur jo Tu ne De kar Wapis Le liya
In Sab pe Tera Shukar!!!
Jo Tu ne Diya……Wo Teri Ne’mat
Jo Tu ne Nahi Diya wo Teri Hikmat
Aur jo Tu ne De kar Le liya wo Tera Imtahaan!!!
Meri |||””DÜA””||| hai….
Is Raat se phely
“”MUSHKIL KUSHA”” se
Ap ki “SARI MUSHKILAT” door hon,
Ap ko “BAKHSH” de,
Ap pe “REHEM” kare,
“RUBUL EZZAT” se
Ap ki “IZZAT” ki “HIFAZAT” kare,
Ap ko had darja “NAWAZE”
Ap ko her “kHUSHI” dey.
Aaj Raat Shab-e-Raat he,
Hamara Nama-e-Amal tabdeel hone wala hi,
Yaani Hamari zindagi ki 1 or kitaab band hone wali ha,
Main nahi chahta k meri kitaab Aap se MAAFI
Mangnay se pehle band ho jay,
Ager mujh se koi ghalti ho gai ho,
to Plz dil se maaf kr dena
* * * * * * * * *Shab-e-Barat* **mubarik ho**
Aey ALLAH aj me tujse sb k lye mangta hon, ” Kamil Iman” “Sacha Yaqin” “Kushada Rizq” “Ajizi or Pyar krne wala Dil” Tera Zikr krne wali Zuban” Halal or Pak Rozi” “Sache Dil se mot se phly ki Tauba “Mot k waqt Kalma or Asani” “Marne k bad ..
Things could not change,
But Allah can change fate,
So pray in these nights and swipe tears in these nights.
Akser Shaam Ko Aati Hy,
Falak Say Aawaz,
Sajda Kerti Hy Sehar Js Ko,
Woh Hy Aaj Ke Raat
‘B4 my books are sealed tonight,
I would like 2 ask u 2 please forgive me 4 anything I may have done 2 hurt you.
Intentionally or by mistake!
Shab-3-Barat Mubarak ho,
Keep praying for me’
This night brings a beautiful Message for the People!!!
Allah will Forgive U
Distributing Sweets among others is not enough on Shab-e-Barat
Distributing Love and Forgiveness is Specialty of this night
Wishing you a very happy Shab-e-Barat
May All Our Duas get accepted and
All Our Sins are forgiven
On this Blessed Night!!!
I wish you and your family
A very Happy and Blessed Night of Forgiveness
Seek Forgiveness from Allah for You and Me
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.
Recite 5th Kalima Astaghfar as much as possible. It is the night of forgiveness. So, you can seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty by reciting Astaghfar many times and make dua for your family, friends, and relatives and for yourself.
Recite Holy Quran and make Dua. Remember, Dua is the true essence of this blessed night. So, do dua as much as you can. Make Dua for the people who have gone to the quiet world i.e. graveyards.
After the Maghrib prayer, 2 Nafal. In the first rakat, recite 1 time Surah Fatiha, 3 times Surah Ikhlas, 1 time Surah Falaq. In the second Rakat, recite Surah Fatih 1 time, Surah Ikhlas 3 times and Surah Naas 1 time. Make dua from Allah Almighty.
After Maghrib or Isha Prayer, offer two 2 nafal and recite Surah Yasin 1 time, Surah Ikhlas 21 times and make Dua before Allah Almighty.
Offer Salaat-ul-Tasbeeh in this night and recite Surah Ikhlaas and 5th Kalima Astaghfaar 100 times each.
Recite Surah Fatiha as many times as you can. It is the most influential Dua for the Muslims to seek the forgiveness from Allah Almighty. Recite it and make Dua for Ummah and for you.