Laylat al-Bara’ah or Shab-e-Barat – Night of Salvation

8th Month in the Islamic Calendar : Shabaan





Saturday, 16th August 2008
Shabaan is the 8th month of the Islamic calendar and the month in which the holy night of Shab-e-Baraat is celebrated.


Laylat al-Bara’ah – Night of Salvation 


The 15th night of Shabaan is a very blessed night. According to the Hadith
Shareef, the name of this Mubarak night is “Nisf Shabaan” which means 15th
night of Shabaan. The reason for this special night to attain its name of
Laylat al-Bara’ah, meaning the Night of Salvation, Seeking Freedom from
Azaab and Calamity, is that in this night the Barkaat and acceptance of
repentance may be accomplished. Laylat al-Baraa’ah in Persian, as well as
in Urdu, is called

Shab-e Bara’at.It is the special night of seeking forgiveness and repenting to Almighty
Allah, remembering our past sins and sincerely settling the mind that one
will never commits sins in the future. All the deeds that are against Shari’ah
must be totally avoided so that our Du’a and Istighfaar, hopefully, will be
accepted. Muslims should check themselves and A’la Hadrat, Imam Ahmad
Rida Fadil e-Bareilly (radi Allahu ta’ala anhu) has given a beautiful advise in
this regard. This great Imam said: “Verily the auspicious night of Shab-e-
Bara’a is drawing near when the deeds of the slave will be presented to the
Almighty Allah. I humbly supplicate in the Darbar-e-Aqdas of the Almighty
Allah that through the Wasila-e-Uzma of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Salla
Allahu alaihi wa Sallam) He forgives the sins and transgressions of all
Muslims. Aameen.

“On this occasion, it should be the duty of all Sunni Muslims to forgive one
another and to make sure that whatever debts owed to one another is
settled. The importance of Huqooq al-Ibaad cannot be over-emphasised as
this is among the pre-requisites for proper Ibaadat. I pray that all Muslims
humbly remember this night and try as much as possible to perform
Ibaadat and other pious deeds so that their Record of Deeds be presented
in all dignity.

“Finally, I pray that the Almighty Allah assists you and I and the Muslim
Ummah wherever you may be. Muslims should be aware of sincerity and
honesty in all their deeds. May Almighty Allah forgive all of us. Aameen.”
Faqeer Ahmad Rida Qaderi (may Allah forgive him)

How to welcome the Night

On this auspicious night, you should perform fresh Ghusal and Wudhu and
perform the two Rakaat of Tahhiyatul Wudhu. In every Rakaat, after the
Suratul Fatiha, you should read Ayatul Kursi once and Surah Ahad 3 times.
Also perform eight Rakaats of Salah with four Salaams.In each Rakaat after
the Surah Fatiha, you should read the Ayatul Kursi (once) and Surah Ahad
fifty times.

What to Recite immediately after Sunset

After sunset, you should recite “La Hawla walaa Quwwata illa Billahil-aliyil
Azeem” forty times with three times Durood Shareef before and after. It is
mentioned that by reciting this, Almighty Allah will forgive forty years of
your sins and forty Hoors will await to serve you in Jannat al-Firdous.

Countless Mercies

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Salla Allahu alayhi wa Sallam) has stated: “Verily!
Almighty Allah directs His Special Grace on the world on this Night. He
forgives my Ummah more than the number of wool that is found on the
sheep of the Bani Kalb”. We should remember that in those days the Bani
Kalb possessed the most number of sheep that any other tribe.

How great is the Mercy of Almighty Allah on this night that He forgives
millions of Muslims. We also realise from this that these numbers can only
pertain to the Ahl as-Sunnah Wah Jama’ah collectively, for the righteous
followers of the Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali indeed number millions
of Muslims.

The visitors of this Night

It is narrated that the departed souls (Arwaah) of the Muslims visit the
houses of their friends and relatives on this night and proclaim: “O people
of the house! You stay in our houses and enjoy the wealth that we have left
behind. You use our children and take work from them, please perform our
Esaale Sawaab. Verily our deeds have become complete, while your record
of deeds is still spread”.

If the people of the house perform the Esaale Sawaab and Khatam Shareef
on this night, then the Arwaah depart will the Sawaab extremely happy and
overjoyed all the time making Du’a for the people.

Visit to the Cemetery

Hadrat Ayesha Siddiqa (radi Allahu ta’ala anha) reports: “One night, which
was the 15th of Shabaan, I did not find the Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu
ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) in the house so I went in search of him. After a long
search, I found him in Baqiah (the cemetery of Madinah) offering Du’a for
the deceased and praying for their forgiveness”. (Baihaqi)

A special point must be made to visit the cemetery during this night and
pray for the deceased buried therein, as the Most Beloved Prophet (Salla
Allahu alayhi wa Sallam) is been reported as having visited the cemetery
on this night and spending a long time therein, lamenting, reading and
praying for the deceased.

To keep Fast

According to the Hadith Shareef which is narrated by Ibne Habaan (radi
Allahu ta’ala anhu) that Rasoolullah (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam)
said: “When the night of 15th Shabaan arrives spend the night awake and
keep fast the next day”.

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu ta’ala anhu) reports that the Most 
Beloved (salla Allahu alayhi wa Sallam) of Allah ta’ala said often in his
Khutba (sermon): “O people! Lighten and cleanse your bodies by way of
fasting during Shabaan, so that it shall be easy and helpful to you for the
fast during Ramadan. Whoso fasts for three days during Shabaan, all his
past sins are wiped off”. (Baihaqi) Fasting is also recommended on the 13th,
14th and 15th of Shabaan.

How to spend the Night

On this night, perform Nawaafil, recite the Qur’an Shareef, recite abundant
Durood Shareef, Istighfaar and Kalima Tayyibah. It is also mentioned that if
one reads Surah Dukhan seven times on this night, Almighty Allah will
reward you with 70 worldly needs and 70 deeds for the Hereafter.

Do not be amongst deprived of Mercy

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) said: “Almighty
Allah forgives all Muslims on this night, besides the fortune tellers, the
magicians, the alcoholics, those who disrespect their parents and those
who take part and encourage adultery”.

In another narration, the following people have also been mentioned:

1. One who deals in usury (Riba),

2. One who wears his trousers below his ankle with pride and arrogance
    (In Arabia, people displayed their wealth and boasted in this manner),

3. One who creates disunity among two Muslims,

4. The person who unjustly takes away the right and property of another
    Muslim and has not yet rectified himself.

All these persons are not shown Mercy on this auspicious Night.

A humble appeal to seek pardon and ask Allah’s forgiveness

Dear Muslim brothers, the Bountiful Allah in His Infinite Mercy has
provided us with such an auspicious night so that we may take advantage
of it and repent for our sins,and thus obtain His Grace and Favour. It is for
us to take full advantage of it. During this night, offer special prayers and
repent sincerely for our past sins and ask for His Forgiveness.

Also on this night the Doors of Mercy and Forgiveness are opened wide,
and those who sincerely grieve over and repent for their past sins and seek
forgiveness from Allah are pardoned and forgiven by the Grace of Allah the

Each Tasbih or Du’a should begin and terminate with the recital of Durood
Shareef and one who wishes for the acceptance of his Du’as should use the
Wasila of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Salla Allahu ta’ala alyhi wa Sallam).

Hadrat Ghawth al-A’zam, Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (radi Allahu anhu)
has mentioned in his famous”Gunyat-ut Talibeen” that the month of Shaban
according to some narrations is related to Rasoolullah (salla Allahu alayhi
wa Sallam). So, it is our duty, as the Ummat of Rasoolullah (Salla Allahu
ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) to love and respect this month more than any other
month (besides Ramadan). We should also offer abundantly salutations
(Salaat-o-Salaam) upon the Most Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi
wa Sallam).

While we are praying and asking for ourselves and family, we should also
remember in our Du’as the Muslim Ummah facing calamities in many parts
of the world, that may Allah Ta’ala grant them the strength and Istiqaamat
(steadfastness) in Deen. Those weak Muslims who are under pressure from
the West and modernisation, may Allah Ta’ala guide them and show them
the right path so that they be in touch with their glorious past. Aameen.
May Almighty Allah guide us on the path of the Ambiya and the Awliya.

Nafil Salaah to be read on Shab-e-Baraat

Basharat of Jannat : Sayyiduna Rasulullah (Salla Allahu alayhi wa Sallam) is
reported to have said that Allah Ta’ala instructs and assigns 100 angels to
the person who performs 100 Nafil Salaahs on this auspicious night – 30 of
which will bring the good news of Jannat, 30 angels to protect one from
the Azaab (Punishment) of Dozakh (Hell), 30 to remove all misfortunes and
miseries of this world and 10 angels to protect one from Shaitaan.

The Guardian of Imaan : After performing Maghrib Salaah, read 2 rakaahs
of Nafil. In the first rakaah, after Surah Fatiha, recite Surah Ikhlaas 3 times
and Surah Falaq once.In the second rakaah, after Surah Fatiha, recite Surah
Ikhlaas 3 times and Surah Naas once. After Salam, make Du’a and ask Allah
to protect your Imaan.

Barakah in Rizq : After Maghrib Salaah, read 2 rakaahs of Nafil. Thereafter,
read Surah Yasin once, Surah Ikhlaas 21 times and Du’a Nisf Shabaan once.
Then, make Du’a for Barakah in Rozi and ask Allah not to make you
dependent on anyone.

Long Life filled with Piety : After Maghrib Salaah, read 2 rakaahs of Nafil.
Read Surah Yasin once. Then read Du’a Nisf Shabaan once. Thereafter,
make Du’a for long life filled with piety and righteousness.

Reward for ten thousand good Deeds : Anyone who performs 20 rakaahs of
Nafil after Maghrib in such a way that after Surah Fatiha, recites Surah
Ikhlaas 10 times in every rakaah, will be rewarded abundantly by Allah
Ta’ala, and ten thousand good deeds will be recorded in his Amal Namaa
(Book of Deeds).

Death with complete Faith/Imaan : Anyone who performs 2 rakaahs of Nafil
on the last Friday of Shabaan between Maghrib and Esha will die with full
faith and Imaan. After Surah Fatiha, one should read Ayatul Kursi once,
Surah Ikhlaas 10 times and Surah Falaq and Surah Naas once in both
rakaahs. If the person who reads Nafil in such a way dies until the next
Shabaan, will die with Imaan, Inshaa-Allah.

The performing of Salaatul Tasbeeh on this night is also very virtuous.






  1. Just a thought …… I am a fellow sunni muslim and am curious about the timings for the shab-e-baraat fast. Is there a certain time to fast for example like exactly 5:05? I would appreciate the help…… thanx.

  2. I am very glad for that i found the required information from that, but as one of my friend don’t know the NIYYAT it will be more wonderful if you please describe the main needs of these GRACEFUL NIGHT.

    thank you again.

    • Hazrat Aisha Siddiqa (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) reports that once on Shab-e-Baraat Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) went into prostration for a long time and she watched him until she thought that Allah Ta’ala had taken His Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) from this world. After a long time had elapsed, she got close enough to touch the soles of his feet. He stirred, and she heard him say in his prostration, “I take refuge with Your pardon from Your punishment. I take refuge with Your approval from Your displeasure. I take refuge in You from You. Glory be to You. I cannot fully praise You, as You have praised Yourself.” After this incident Hazrat Aisha Siddiqa (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) asked Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), “O Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), tonight I have heard you utter something during your prostration that I never heard you mention before.” Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then asked, “Have you learnt it?” When she said yes, he replied, “Study those words and teach them, for Hazrat Jibra’eel (Alaihis Salaam) instructed me to repeat them during the prostration.”

      For my dear islamic brother/sister… is this still bida for U where a hadess from our mother Ayesha Radiallaho Ta’ala shows a clear path…???

      • a.alkum..sister can you please mention the reffrance of this hadith? So it will be acceptable to all muslim brothers and sisters.

    • You people r lazy ones always whenever prayer moments r there u start crying even though taravi sala consider 8 rakas better go to Sunni imam ask him to show the proof not sitting at ur place and crying bida bida

    • aslam wa lekum,different people have different view,its just dat you follow quran and hadiths which are sahih bukhari,sahi muslim,ibn maja,nasai and tirmizi,in all dat you will find everything and that is in simple english.may allah guide us from saitan

  3. Can you mentioned the hadees, where all this written you quoted in first paragraph.

    Its really need to have authentic source.

  4. As’salamu ‘alaykum,

    Bidah, isn’t discussing religious matters online a bid’a?

    Regarding the issue of the weak Hadtih. If you study the basic principals of hadith and fiqh, you would know that for acts of virtue (acts that you get thawab for), it is permissible to use weak hadith.

    The only way the hadith about Shab-e-Bar’at can be rejected is if there’s a stronger hadith that states Shab-e-Bar’at is not allowed.

    So, can anyone who rejects this blessed night provide any evidence which prohibits Shab-e-Bar’at? If not, then then don’t promote your ignorance.

    • no.itz not bidah to discussing on internet,because there is not mention any specific way to that we must learn islam by perticul way,earlier when people dont know litracy they used to learn by talk and discuss in their own language,when time has past people used to learn it by writing, and now internet is one of the source like those.every modarnization is not bad way.

    • but we cannot add or remove anyfing in our deen Allah has perfected our religion so y adding things that our prohet pbuh n sahabas have never practice before or there s weak evidences that they have done it…

  5. Those who are opposed Shabe Baraat,

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    STOP with all these saying that is is bidaat or watever. Do you really know the meaning of Bid’at. If Bid’at is not permissable in Islam so start throwing away tv, radio, electricity, modern shoes and ask your muzeim not to use loud speaker for Azaan. Obviously, you will tell me that this is impossible because this is a good Bid’ad. Meaning Bid’ad is permissible in Islam as lond as in it in the Islamic perimeter, no shirk. I would rather invite you to atleast assist a Shabe baraat mehfil and see if you can find any bad things doing. You will see that the mehfil start with Tilawaat, speech and end by Duah for all muslims including YOU. So that wrong with it. Common use your logic and stop dividing this Umma. When you say dont do shabebaraat means that dont read Quran or make duah because these are common practice in Shabe baraat. Now if you tell me that it is not neccessary to do only in Shabebaraat and this can be done any day, then I will tell you that Alhamdulillah you got Hidatat. It means that if we can do it everyday and 15 Shabaan is included in your “everyday”, then it is permissible.

    Let’s stop figting with all these as we have lots of troubles like Palestine. Unite ourseld and make duah for Ummah.


    Ahmad Noorani

    • assalamualaikum

      dear its not about making a clash among UMMAH…..

      Its about spreading the good knowlege about ISLAM to all the Ummah who have started doing bid’a and which has led to further shirk…
      First i would like to bring to your knowledege that Bid’a is the new things introduced in Islam and not others, and by the way when you say about TV , Radio and all ,I feel that i am right saying that these are not related to Islam anyway.
      And as i have lighted u upon what is Bid’a , i hope u knw HAMD (its the part of the speech said by almost all the people before lighting any of there views realted to islam, and in it is said any Bid’a can lead to dalala and can lead to annaar ,the hell fire), And we all know that our Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) has given us islam in its best form which needs no further alteration and extensions till the Dooms day (qyamah) .

      And when you say such great Mubarak nights hadiths and the above article about Shabebaraat, if it is so pOwerful night and If there is really a night like it, where All your sins can get pardoned, . And saying these much extra Salat’s to perform on the very same night. It turns to be a very grateful night more than the layalatul Qadr. Still theres no trace of it in Holy Quran rather there is a surah revealed for the night which is equal to the 1000s of nights (layalatul qadr).

      So how can you believe or perform this big thing in ISLAM when it doesnt have Sahee hadith and no traces of it in HOLY QURAN, dont you think this will lead to Bid’a …….
      Please do research about it very well , i would request you to learn all the things what the four Imams , by the time you finish doing this you will know what all the Imams are saying and not the fake stories which has created in midst saying this is a hadith from this Imam….
      And then ask your mind, look the HOly Quran and perform as you wish…because islam is all about your own study.


    • You said it well,,,great thought,,teach your people all about this…we will pray for all those who suffer, they get killed for no reason, our beloved muslims, let one drop of our eyes come out for those who suffer alot.. Allah save all muslim ummah…aameen

  6. I am Saadia from UK.
    I used to practise Shab-e-barat years back but since last 4-5 yrs,after researching and listening to various reknowned scholars, I have concluded that the glorious night which we are talking about is only one,which is mentioned in Quran,Surah-Dukhan from Ayats 1-6.Though if you go into detail & further explanation then there’s a debate amongst the scholars & various schools of thought that either its 15th of Shabaan or Shab-e-Qadar(one of the last 10 days of ramzan)

    By invocating our minds & intellect,we can safely say that Quran & Allah talks about Shab-e-Qadar not Shab-e-Barat.That’s the night in which all decisions have been veritly taken by Allah subhanotallah.The angels and Jibrail desend down upon earth with their God’s commands regarding the fate of humans,muslims,counties,nations.

    Furthermore,the tafseer os the frist 6 ayats is that Alla’s decisions are not alterable(in particular regarding to this night).His decisions are Samee-o-Aleem & not based upon ignorance that whoever wishes to change/alter the designated nights.

    Well,if people are still practising then there’s no harm in it.Neither I am against it nor its a bidaah.Nobody can surpass the conjunctions of Quran & Hadees.So far that’s what anybody having intellect can devise from the verses of Surah Dukhan & Surah-Qadar.

    Instead of asking each other,its better & far more effective to open the Quran yourself,or take lectures of reknowned,authentic scholars accompanied by ahadees.


    • salaam, Saadia would u pls be willing to share some names or adds of places whr from u say u have concluded ur views as i am curious to find out abt th same not being able to understand the meaning really as am sure u must have seen ur slf thr r so many opnions on every aspect ur views r th only ones which made a bit of sense to me ,pls be kind enough to quote a few names whr frm i may b able to seek proper n reliable info …hope its not an extra effort on ur part wuld really appreciate th help ..regds and salaam Hamza

  7. Another thing that only evoted Muslims of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan celebrate the ‘Shab-e-Barat’ on the 15th day of Shaban (the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar).None of the muslim countries apatr from what is mentioned above,observes this night.

    It is a weak injunction.The only strong injunction reflected from Holy Prophet SAW life’s is that he used to fast before 15th Shaban,which is considered as the best nafal fasts after the fast of Ramzan.Had Shab-e-barat been the only glorious night then it would have been mentioned in Quran.
    So,preferrably people should research if they have the thirst for islamic knowledge and want to clear doubts,else let those people practise it,wont do any harm to anyone.

    thank you

    thank you

    • aslaaam’o’alikum Sadia.
      1- As you should be aware that a normal person like urself or like me or anyone here.. cannot translate Quran to exact extent of its meaning…it has been mentioned By Allah that evrything(every little thing) is in Quran.. but ppl like us cannot find that int her doen that mean its wrong. toba istikfarullah…
      2- You cannot debate this issue by listening to some scholors and doing ur research in few years.. peopel have resaerched their entire lifes and still havent finshed few lines of Quran.
      3. many countires are wrong including Saui Arabia.. I got a real prove by a scholer from syria.. recorded seret videos and pictures of what suid government doing to the Graves of our prophets S.A.W’s (pbuh) companions.
      4- Only one caste of Islam will enter Jannet rest will go to hell for ever.
      5- Best Advice.
      Example…. If you love someone so much you will do anything to make them happy… and someone makes them happy you will have high respect or you will be happy with them.
      Allah Loves his mahboob pyaray Nabi S.A.w.
      and if we start to love our prophet S.A.W more than anything ur guarnteed jannet..May Alla h guide us to the right path.Ameen.
      LAST THING.. Anyone who disprespect’s Nabi Paak S.A.W will get one way ticket to hell.
      Nabi paak S.A.W are alive in their grave and can hear every slaam we send to them.. People who say nau’sbilla they are ‘dead; are walking dead themselves. shame on u with thoughts like that.

      • We say we love our prophet (Peace be upon him) but we dont follow the quran. Re-read the quran with an open mind. it not about me winning a debate over here or you winning a debate. the winner is the one whom Allah Almighty guides. Quran is the solution to the situation we are facing today. just for the reference about this topic read the following:
        Surah Ad-Dukhan
        “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
        Ha. Mim. (1) By the Scripture that maketh plain (2) Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night – Lo! We are ever warning – (3) Whereon every wise command is made clear (4) As a command from Our presence – Lo! We are ever sending – (5) A mercy from thy Lord. Lo! He, even He is the Hearer, the Knower, (6) ”
        also read surah qadar.
        May Allah Almighty guide us all (ameen)

  8. As’salamu ‘alaykum,

    Sadia, regarding the issue of the weak Hadtih. If you study the basic principals of hadith and fiqh, you would know that for acts of virtue (acts that you get thawab for), it is permissible to use weak hadith.

  9. Assamualeikum,

    Dear Sadia, by researching Shabe baraat in the Quran, are you trying to gather evidence to stop celebrating this night?

    ‘Shab-e-Barat’ has been observed with due solemnity and religious fervor in different parts of the world. Although the references as to observance of ‘Shab-e-Barat’ are regarded as debatable, but the night draws a large number of devotees to salat, fasting, visit to cemetery, poor feeding, sweet distribution, duah and more. It may be that the name of ‘Shab-e-Barat’ has not been mentioned in the Quran alike ‘laylatul Qadr’, but the common practices performed on that occasion are fully in accordance to Quran and saying of the prophet Muhammad (SAW). It is heartfelt to know that during this night muslim brothers and sisters seek protection from Almighty for all muslims including those who passed away, so how can we opposed such celebration as every muslims form part in these ‘duah’. However, this type of celebration should be encourage to practice more often instead of raising all sorts of objections. “Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.”

    Let’s make duah for our brothers and sisters who are in diffuculty in Palestine and they are protecting our holy Musjeed (Al Aqsa) and once again stop arguing on things like this.

    Ahmad Noorani Imrit

    • Assalaam o alaikum. dear brother ‘laylatul Qadr is mentioned in quran in surah qadar(Surah no 97 as well as surah dukhaan which is surah no 44).

  10. dear brothers and sisters,
    the word ” shab” itself came from farsi, not from Arabic. if you analyse about that night, you will find out this hadith came from shi’ ia. I don’t want to write in detail here. Use your common sense and find out the truth.
    allah hafiz

  11. as salaam walaykum

    he Who allaah guide’s no one can misguide and he who Allaah misguides no one can guide.

    Sister SAADIA,, My dear sister I hope you are well some of the cooment’s you have made are absolutely flawed. That layylah tul baraat is only clebratred in the asain world, well my dear sister I was in yemen during this blessed time this year and do you know the people their were celebrating it, and the icing of the cake is that there were brother’s from africa, arabia and asia who celebrated this bleesed night.

    As for the the ayah’s of surah dukhaan the majority of the AHLUS sunnah scholar’s have agrred upon ithe night being spoken about being the the layla tul bhaaraat.

    As for the dear brother who said that shab is a farsi word I agree with you but seen as the roots of the imost of the population of india, pakistan and the surronding region’s go back to persia it make’s sense for these people to use tjis word. however my dear brother amongst the arab’s the word used is laylah which we all know is night.

    Remember this faqir in your dua’s

    Mohammed Ifraz Gul

    • No my dear brother how can u trust the scholars blindly. Read the following plz:
      Surah Ad-Dukhan
      “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
      Ha. Mim. (1) By the Scripture that maketh plain (2) Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night – Lo! We are ever warning – (3) Whereon every wise command is made clear (4) As a command from Our presence – Lo! We are ever sending – (5) A mercy from thy Lord. Lo! He, even He is the Hearer, the Knower, (6)”
      Surah dukhan is surah no 44. The third ayat is refering to layla-tul-qadar. in surah al qadar it is also mentioned about this night.
      Please brother it is not about winning a debate. Read Quarn with an open mind. May Allah Almighty guide us all.

  12. Shab barat is a BIDAH! all the scholars have stated so-stop trying to confuse muslims with your bidati practises!
    and who the hell told you that you can use weak hadiths to justify such a practise- da hadith refering to shab barat is weak and was declared so by imam bukhari and imam muslim!
    research about islam and stop listening to laymen people who dont know nothing!

    • Shab barat is a BIDAH! all the scholars have stated so-stop trying to confuse muslims with your bidati practises!
      and who the hell told you that you can use weak hadiths to justify such a practise- da hadith refering to shab barat is weak and was declared so by imam bukhari and imam muslim!
      research about islam and stop listening to laymen people who dont know nothing!

      dear brother ahmed,

      I will stop celebrating shabe baraat, let me a strong HADIS which says shab e barat is wrong!!!

      For your information the biggest of the scholars has at the max said the hadis is weak(can be right can be wrong, not sure). And did not say it is madloo( false/wrong).

      So we hold no right to say its right or wrong.

      Ok now lets look the things done on this night:
      1) Read nafil namaz.
      2) Reading of quran e pak.
      3) praying for qul ummat of huzoor.
      4) praying for the deceased. Etc

      Now neither the sayings of the scholars, nor the things done on this day could prove it wrong.

      This is all for allah tala, and ofcourse shaitan will try to distract us(all ummat) from doing this.

      I still say,

      I will stop celebrating shabe baraat, but prove me with strong HADIS which says shab e barat is wrong!!!

    • I absolutely support your comments on this brother. There are people who are making people divert and blind to these issues. As they never research and only listen what their forefathers have done. Where in the Quran is it mentioned about this night? Where in the Hadiths are mentioned about this night.? Where?

  13. My Brothers and Sisters,

    Peace and Salam be upon you.
    My brother Ahmed Noorani, is solely speking with his heart about Shab – Barat, he also spoke of Bidat (meaning the start of something new in Islam) as justifiable and correct.
    He has also Incorrectly pointed out in extremism to start throwing away TVs and Radios and amenities which are not from the time of the Noble Prophet PBUH.
    I dont have to make any points here because as far as i am concerned my sister, may the blessings of Allah be upon her has in my opinion done justice to the subject.
    As far as my brother Sher e ghousia is concerned it is absolutley a falacy to consider that by quoting weak ahadeeth it is ok when done
    I feel Brother Ahmed you speak without aknowledging any true source for your side of the discussion. What ever sources there are concerning the subject cannot be quoted as most of them are Daeef in terms of Hadeeth.
    As far as quoting weak hadeeth is concerned it is absolutely not permissable to use it for the right intentions. Mind you, one wrong is not the justification of another!
    Wama Alina ilul Balagh ul mubeen.

  14. shab e baraat cant b a bidat , use ur mind if anyone is making this night for the blessing of Allah how can it be bidat and in this night no one go to night clubs for stripteasing or watch vulgur programs in tv …. every one perform namaaz and do many works of virtue if u saying that this is bidat than , i will just ask to those people who dont like this night that dont u wacht any bad thing in tv or dont abuse anything or dont say anything bad words to anyone ….? if u say that topic of shab barat is not in quran than reply me that is there any order of keeping beared in quran ofcourse no than we dont need to keep beard in our faces that alright?

  15. dear brother ahmed,

    I will stop celebrating shabe baraat, let me a strong HADIS which says shab e barat is wrong!!!

    For your information the biggest of the scholars has at the max said the hadis is weak(can be right can be wrong, not sure). And did not say it is madloo( false/wrong).

    So we hold no right to say its right or wrong.

    Ok now lets look the things done on this night:
    1) Read nafil namaz.
    2) Reading of quran e pak.
    3) praying for qul ummat of huzoor.
    4) praying for the deceased. Etc

    Now neither the sayings of the scholars, nor the things done on this day could prove it wrong.

    This is all for allah tala, and ofcourse shaitan will try to distract us(all ummat) from doing this.

    I still say,

    I will stop celebrating shabe baraat, but prove me with strong HADIS which says shab e barat is wrong!!!

  16. who tell its a bida’h dont know abt bida’h dear dont make a halal work to haram its big sin

  17. Asalaamualaikum WaRahmathullah WaBarakathuhu,

    I pray everyone is in the best of health and the highest peak of Iman, ameen.

    First and foremost I would like to remind myself – “Innamal a’maalu bin niyaat” – Actions are (judged) by intentions.

    Brothers and sisters of this beautiful Deen, I just wanted to say that the issue of shabe barat (and other controversial topics) are minor compared to the number of ‘Muslims’ that DO NOT pray their 5 OBLIGATORY salah! Truly the Ummah is in a dire state!!

    We need to rise above this fashion of pointing fingers at each other and unite. “Hold fast to the Rope of Allah, all of you together and do not separate” (Quran 3:103)”.
    The only way to success is to obey Allah’s command to the best of our ability – in accordance to the Sunnah, WITH the understanding of our pious predecessors…as we alone have limited knowledge compared to those before us – don’t let shaythaan divide us.

    Whether this event is bid’ a or not has been an ongoing argument for years…but we are the people of evidence…so to really comprehend the Deen, first seek guidance from the Almighty, study the authentic evidences and become students of knowledge…you’ll see the answer for yourself, bi’ithnillah!

    The religion of Islam is easy – that which is right is clear and that which is wrong is clear, if there are doubts in a matter, the advice given by the best of creation (sallalahu alayhi wasallam) is to avoid. Obviously that’s not to say stop doing everything you are uncertain about as it would lead to ignorance – rather apply your intellect, look beyond your usual horizon and dig out the truth.

    There are many many ways and means of gaining reward from Allah and showing our love for the Prophet of Allah (sallalahu alayhi wasallam) – which are supported by sahih hadith such as; fasting on Mondays and Thursdays, fasting 13th, 14th & 15th of every month, praying qiyam al layl, doing istighfaar (and the list goes on)…one does not need to restrict the ibadah to one/two nights a year…likewise one cannot stop or restrict another from performing any salah – The Prophet (sallalahu alayhi wasallam) did not stop the mushrikeen from making sajdah, so who are we to cast judgement.

    One piece of advice for those who celebrate shabe barat – please don’t make ibadah a one off annual event! Keep the doors to the night clubs closed all year round and encourage people to make the du’as, the salah and the quran recitation regular – as Allah likes that which is done continuously, however big or small! Strengthen your bond with Allah and Insha’Allah Allah will help us through…all we need to do is ask Him!! And Allah knows best!

    Forgive me for ranting on a little – if I’ve said anything right it was inspired by Allah and anything incorrect is from my own nafs!

    May Allah forgive our shortcomings and illuminate the straight path so we can walk along it with ease. May Allah help us through our tests and trials in life and enter us into Jannah without hisaab. May Allah guide us all….ameen

    Wa’alaikum asalaam waRahmathullahi wabarakathuhu

    • Assalamu Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu,

      Dear Brother or Sister,

      Allah knows better.

      Absolutely correct things you have said. We can get every answer of life by understanding the Quran and authentic Hadith.
      Also The non-obligatory Prayers are not for just any particular nights or one time in a year.

      Important thing is, First do Obligatory Salah, then non-obligatory salah / ibadah you can do as much you love to do, at any time of the year.

      Best thing is, if you confuse or can not find the true answer than PRAY to ALLAH for giving you correct guidance on that matter. Allah azza wa aja’l will definitely gives u guidance.

      Heartily I am agree with you.

      May Alllah bless you for your tries for Ummah.

      if we r wrong may Allah forgive us.

      Thank you.

  18. as-Salamu Aleikum brothers and sisters..
    Brother Bader, we muslims should never go to stripclubs or watch bad stuff on the tv. That has nothing to do with the subject. Nobody can put anything in the religion and nobody can take away anything from the religion. It is Perfect. Now I don’t know if this night is special or not. I don’t know if Allah forgives many sins on that night. But what I Do know is that it doesn’t say anywhere that we should do all that stuff that the article says. There is no proof of saying this and this or doing anything. The only hadiths I’ve seen says that it is the night when Allah frees many many people from Hellfire. But then there are a hadith when Muhammed(saw) says to everybody to avoid what is uncertain. It is better to be on the safe side not celebrating this night because it is not for sure a special night. And it is not obligatory, so for not doing it is better than doing it. Why? Because those things that we don’t know if it is halal or haram can easily become haram. just like this article, telling us all to do this and this and say this and this without any evidence. Brothers and sisters, please forgive me for my bad english. I come from Sweden and haven’t been writing in english for a long time.

    So.. it is better to stay away from this because if it is haram this will make trouble in the afterlife because it wasn’t a thing Allah or Muhammed(saw) commanded us to do. And if this is halal we don’t lose either by not doing special things on this night. Because this is so uncertain!! It is too uncertain..

    Please think about it..

    Allah Knows Best!
    As-Salamu Aleikum wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh

    my humble request to all people… one who wants to celebrate this night ….let him/her n if sum one does not want to celebrate it…. let them do so…. ALLAH knws the best….but one thing i want to to those people who dont want to celebrate this night…. what is wrong in all this ebadat which is mention in the aartical….plz let me knw if sumthing is wrong in it …thankyou

  20. Assa-la-mu-alaikum,

    Let us all pray and do alot of Ibadat , pray durood, and read Quran, pray nafls, and read Astagfar.And also pray for those who have gone already.

    Please dont fight, its very simple, we all pray to One Allah, and we do all this ibadat for him and no one else.

    The Muslim Ummah needs to become one, whatever is happening in this world is because of these differences we creating ourselves.

    Pray and ask for forgivness, for all.Make this world a better place to live and pray for the akhiraa and good amals.thats where we all will go.

    get more and more information about islam.because this thing only will help you to take to jannath-ul-firdous.dont get lost in world “YE DUNIYA KAFIR KE LIYE JANNATH HAI,AUR MOMIN KE LIYE KHAIDKHANA HAI”………………..

  22. walaikumsalaam,

    Though this is issue has being going on for ages. Both sides have their opinions. However, I do pray on that night. I wanted to answer to Sister Misbah’s question regarding why people object.

    One of mf friend told me. For example, we all know in general that Saying, Lailaha illallaahu Muhammedur rasullullah would generally be more rewarding than just saying Lailaha illallaahu. But however if we say Adhaan or Iqamah, we end it with La-ilaha illallahu. If some one thinks that he should end it with the full shahada in adhaan or iqaamah, then he is doing bidaah. Doing something which a person does thinking it is part of religion and thinking it is for good and reward with Allah and it has no basis particularly if something of the same had already been existed in the prophet(saws) time or the sahaba’s time and they did not do it. then it would be shunned. And this way every one could keep introducing new things and it would be popular if it is a good thing and in religion people might be divided. There are lots of such things which we see in some places but not in some other places and differences would keep adding.

    However, I do pray during shaabaan, because I have heard that some of the sahaba’s did it. I am not sure about the daleel, this is what i heard. I donot do any other collective tasks on this particular day as this would amount to introducing something which was not there in religion before as this could have existed with respect to this particular thing. The similiar thing could have been done during the prophet(saws) time or the sahaba’s time and was not done. So that is the reason why I dont do it.

  23. i think that this back and forth continuous agrguing and fustrating and so also more importantly, dividing of our own blesses belief of Islam should STOP.
    We can all say that we are Muslim Alhum dulil la.
    So, therefore we should pray for our brothers and sisters betterness of being a good Muslim and practising Islam.
    -Peace for all ❤

  24. Assalamoualaikoum,

    my humble request to all people… one who wants to celebrate this night ….let him/her and if sum one does not want to celebrate it…. let him/her do so…. ALLAH knows the best which is good. By invoking Allah swt and doing good deeds, there is nothing wrong in it obviously. We must pay attention specially to what the Almighty has ordered us. It’s good to accomplish nawafil but for those who are observing this special night in Ibaadat, beware of not leaving our 5 times daily salaat which is farz, then do your nawafil as much as you like to. Go to the cemetry not only for shabe baraat, go other days also. Whatever good deeds you are doing on this day, try to do it on other days also otherwise there will be no difference between us muslim and the others(mother’s day, christmas, all saints day and so on…) I would request our brothers and sisters not to argue on this issue and hope my suggestion is clear. May Allah bless us all, reward us for our good deeds, accept our prayers and duas and guide us in the right path Inshallah.

  25. It is so ironic that muslims are divided and fighting about non issues like celebrating shab e barat. If the concerned Hadith is weak, then just don’t make it an issue. Just do not specify a date for worship. Muslims especially Barelwi and deobandi hazrat should use common sense and not make a fuss about petty issues like whether Hazrat Mohammed (PBUH) was noor or bashar, should we kiss the lips and then eyes when saying darood shareef, celebrating certain days like shabe barat, eid e milad or giarween shareef.


  27. Allah says “Then we put you (O Muhammad) on the (right) Way of Religion, so follow you that and follow not the desires of those who know not.” Sooratul-Jaathiyah (45):18
    Dont you all know that nations before us were destroyed because they innovated new deeds in the religion such as people of Bani Isreal.
    I ask do you think that you all are superior or special near Allah as far as mankind is concern or Allah has given u special offer to neglect the commandments??
    Allah’s beloved Prophet(p.b.u.h) said that EVERY INNOVATION LEADS TO HELL.
    95% of the muslims in india celebrates Shab’barah which is nothing but a famous Bi’dah(innovation), I wont say that celebrating such night is shirk but this is a festival of MUSHRIKS.
    I have to say this because there are two catagories of Dawah as Allah said that call people towards Ma’ruf(good) & warn them from Munkar(Bad). so I m just a warner.
    Check your deeds before its too late.

    • what yu said is entirely wrong, who said Bara’ath is a celebration of Mushrik,,? what a jok man,, this is what we call innovation, you knw nothing about it and commenting blenders and carefull your self frst b4 attering nonsenz..sorry ok..i pray for you brother.. insha allah

  28. Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters,
    First of all keep in your mind that weak Hadith doesnt mean, a hadith to throw in basket.
    It contains the status of Hadith. This is why Muhadiseen added them in their books. If these were totally neglectable then why to add them in books of hadith.
    2ndly its enough for me to celebrate it because a big majorithy of muslim muhaddiseen, aaimma used to celebrate it and i follow the guideline from quran (ihdinassiraat al mustaqeem, siraatallazeena AN-AMTA ILYHIM) to me its enough that the blessed people of Allah used to celebrate it.
    The principle is this that a belief AQEEDA cant be based on weak hadith( to make it 100% sure), Fazaail or blessing or virtue practices are allowed and all the history scholors are agreed on these principle known as IJMAA. remember if you try to weight your all religeous matter on base of only strong hadith, you will find a talibaan islam, foolish people.
    Another Point was the celebration of this night not in arab countries. It is due to BRITISH islam imposed there after winning world war by najdees. Those who know history , they know that they are not there from strarting of islam. They were imported there after finishing the KHILAFAT of Turkey. So its not impressing for us to follow them.

  29. asak,
    islam is a very simple religion based on niyat, pls do not discount anything nor take anything over the top it will be a great service to humanity. pray to Allah and be good to other. let us not fight amongts ourselves atleast. wasalaam.

  30. How they can talk about neglecting these issues while they have killed thousands of ahlesunnah brothers there(even in the premises of HARAM) only for the reason of their belief. This was their so called JIHAAD. It was allowed to them to kill ahlesunnah and loot their assets as MAAL E GANEEMAT and make their women KANEEZ/LONDI And this is astonishing that they dont deny from it enen today. It is strange that all these BRITISH version muslims are apparently the biggest Opposer of ameica and britania. I dont know that they are doing it intentionally or being used as CUT OUT


  32. Dears, muslim bro & sister around the world,
    Iam a converted muslim since 30 yrs and traveled a lot in all dar ul islam,i never heard that praying in special nights or days whit love and sincere hart could be bid’a .If you think so i will be worried that even yr regular fard salah will be trown at yr face in the day you meet yr Lord.To all selfmade and political tinted alims i humbely suggest to check their nafs more than books!Pls accept our best wishes for this holy month and coming Ramadhan Sharif

  33. i am laughing on those people who argue that its bidat , their indirectly meaning is that plzzzz stop praying to your ALLAH on this night bcz their is no aunthentic proof and spend that night as you spending other nights.
    My brothers, we have very few days in a year when all muslims get togather and pray to their ALLAH. so plzzzz stop argueing on this thing that its bidat.this night is also the practice for those who dont even go to mosque and pray.its a practice to get ready for ramadan for those who just dnt pray and they are muslims.

    • Well I am really pleased with your wonderful thoughts….

      But when you say about a get together and all, In Islam you have a prayer called Juma on the fridays which bestows on gettogether.

      And I must say Bid’a is not just a simple word or its not just said , theres a big thing behind it….

      When you make this night a special night ,its obviously a bid’a
      and today you can see how that bid’a has turned worse .
      people nowadays are seen less on the very same nights but seen enjoyng the whole night bursting crackers , going here and there to relatives and having and enjoying moments with friends…The very special night of yours have turned to a big festive moment rather than the prayers inside the mosque.
      If you go to mosque you would see the same population praying the whole night , except in the jamat prayers the roads and gullies would get blocked of it…

      And please dont say that this practice is not going on, if you say then i feel that you are wrong.

      Now dont you think this is worsening Islam , its perception .

  34. you can not act upon a weak hadeeth:

    Many scholars like Imam Bukharee rahmatulillah alay and Imam Muslim rahmatulillah alay have clarified the dangers of using da’eef (weak) ahadeeth. Of the scholars that have used weak ahadeeth, they have done so with very strict conditions.

    Ibn Hajar al-Askalani rahmatullilah alay, the father of the scholars of hadeeth, has said da’eef ahadeeth are only to be used when the following conditions are met:

    1. It is well accepted amongst the scholars of hadeeth that the weakness is only minor.
    2. The hadeeth is only used in light of the subject matter being well-established in other more authentic ahadeeth or the Qur’an
    3. The user of the da’eef hadeeth should not believe that it is really an act of the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam because then it is possible we would be attributing acts to the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam that he may not have done. If we believed that it was truly the saying of the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam we would under threat of his saying: “Whoever lies upon me intentionally then let him be sure of his place in the hellfire“
    4. We should not call people to any act based on da’eef ahadeeth
    5. A weak hadeeth can only be used to encourage good deeds which are already well-established in other more authentic ahadeeth or the Qur’an
    6. We cannot use da’eef ahadeeth to establish Islamic belief, creed, or matters of halal and haraam.


    Shakir, Abdur-Ra’uf. “Usool us-Sunnah’ by Imam Ahmed ibn al-Hanbal: Lecture 1″

  35. the hadeeths quoted by believers of shabe baraat hav been graded daeef by imam Abu Dawood.

    Whatever we do, we have to act upon the Quran and the Sunnah.

    Sunnah , by way of saheeh hadeeths.

    There is no saheeh hadeeth supporting this cause..
    May Allah protect us all from the confusion caused by the shaytaan.

    And brother, praying taraweeh in jamaat is not bidah

  36. # Imam Hakim (1/116) has related a Sahih Hadith from the Prophet (Peace be upon him) in the following words:

    “My Ummah shall not agree upon error.”

    # Imam al-Tirmidhi (4/2167) reported on the authority of Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), who said:

    “Verily my Ummah would not agree (or he said the Ummah of Muhammad would not agree) upon error and Allah’s hand is over the group and whoever dissents from them departs to Hell.” (see also Mishkat, 1/173)

    Asif: just my thought guys………. we are NOT agreeing on shab-e-barat. according to the hadiths, it can’t be true??!!!!!!!

  37. ” The best speech is the book of Allah and the best path to follow is the path of Mohammed (saw) and the worst things are the INNOVATIONS AND EVERY IS AN ERROR (Muslim)
    One who dont understand the difference between Shahee & Daeef narrations is actually dont understand the difference between TRUTH & FALSEHOOD. One should know that christains & Jews had added newly invented affairs in the sharia’h acting upon the week & fabricated narrations as Quran states:”Show us the straight way.The way of those upon whom You bestowed Your Grace, not those upon whom is anger, nor those who go astray”
    Not a single great shcolars of Islam has ever promoted week narrations, ofcourse they never deleted the Da’eef & Fabricated narrations from their work so that upcoming generations may become aware from the manipulations.
    Every night is a night of Ibadah but no one cares for it but what makes them so excited about 15th sabaan is that their grand parents used to do this. They abonden their fard ibadah but very excited about nafl excusing it night of salvation exactly what the christains believes.
    I challenge to those who celebrate such night to bring a single da’eef hadeeth in which Prophet(pbuh) ordered us to do ibadah in such night, show me single daeef hadeeth!!! Smallest kind of deed which is beneficial for us has been conveyed by Allah’s beloved Prophet Muhammad(saw). One who claims 15th night of sabaan is THE NIGHT OF SALVATION IS IN GREAT ERROR. Moreover not a single sahaba of beloved Prophet(pbuh) celebrated such night!!!!

  38. ager koi hades is bat ko sabit nahe karte kay shab berat galat hay to suno

    may kahtaho kay shadi kay waqt biryane khana haram hay koi hades lado jo ya sabit karday kay biryane shadi kay waqt khana halal hay

  39. Asslaualaikum Warehmatullahi Wabrakatuhu
    There would be 73 devisions in Islam but only those will go to Janaat who’ll follow the holy sunnat.Other 72 devisions would definately go to hell.So be in the one not in other 72.
    I fever Ibadat on Shab-e-Barat.

  40. Brother M. Adil,

    What makes you think that people who don’t follow shab-e-barat are not followers of Sunnah of the prophet (pbuh)? they could be very well following the sunnah by not performing any bidaat/innovation as our holy prophet (pbuh) strictly prohibited innovation.

    In his last sermon Prophet Muhammad (may the Lord greet and bless him) said: “He who will live after my death, will witness many differences. Your duty is to follow my Sunna [path] and the Sunna of pious caliphs who will lead you after me. Observe it as diligently as possible. FEAR innovations!!! Verily, every innovation is going astray from the right path” (the holy ahadith from Abu Daud, at-Tirmizhi, Ahmad and Ibn Madj; at-Tirmizhi regarded this hadith as “hassan”, “sahih”).

    “Whoever innovates in this affair of ours (religion) that which is not from it, it is rejected” (a hadith from ‘Aisha; the holy ahadith from al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Daud and Ibn Madj);

    “The best speech [narration] is the Book of the Lord [the Holy Qur’an], the best guidance [path] is that which was commanded by Muhammad. The WORST things are the innovations [bid’a]” (a hadith from Ibn Mas’ud; the holy ahadith from imam al-Bukhari

  41. Brother Saim Khan,

    I don’t know whether you understand English. My Hindi/Urdu is very weak. What you need to know is– the definition of bidaah (innovation). yeay shaadi ki wakt biriani or fast food mey cheese burger or chinese mey soup khaney ki baat nehi. it is about inventions in religious activties/rituals like– 5 times prayer in a day. agar koi 6 times kare to…? koi hadis lado jo kehtahe ke mey daily 6 baar namaz nehi porsakta……..!

  42. salam M.adil Bhai

    Muslim/bukhari ke mutafeq hades hay

    kay allah rat kay akree hisay may pahlay aasman pay ata hay or farmata hay koi hay jo mujh say mangay may usay do

    is kamatlub kay sare raten he khas han subhe may ibadat karne shaheya sirf 1 rat ki zada ahmeyat hay shab-e-qadar

  43. What a foolish person SIAM KHAN is!!
    Sometimes I wonder.
    How diviated is his faith!! Fear Allah.
    Hamara to aqidah ye hai k har wo kaam jisme choti si hi sawaab kyo na ho HAMAARE NABI(pbuh) NE POORI ZIMMEDAARI K SAATH BATA DIYA.ALHAMDULLILAH.
    “Whoever says to you that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) kept secret anything sent down to him, has lied.”(Bukhari,Mulsim,Tirmizi).
    Wo to tumlog ho jo daayen baayen bhatakte ho. Jis cheez ko Nabi(pbuh) ne karne ko kaha wo to karte ho nahi aur jo nabi ne nahi kaha wo tum log bade maje se karte aur bade shaan se khud ko musalman kehte ho.

  44. to danish bhai yahe to may app ko samjha na cha raha ho kay jis trha biryani khana ibadat nahe hay
    ise tarha naat barhna eed milad_unabi karna chales wan karna barsi karna shabrat wagera ka taluq bhe islam say nahe hay ager hay to koi 1 to sahe hades say sabit karo?

    ager keya sahaba ko rasool say muhabat nahe the jo naat nahe partay thay ead miladu_unabi nahe mana tay thay

    apas may muhabat nahe the jo tejay aor barseya nahe manatay thay

    ya sab kaha say a geya?

  45. brother saim..the hadeeth u referred to….is to do with TAHAUD TIME…not SHABE BARAAT!….for this belief is an innovation…Tha Prophet S.A.W warned us from innovations

  46. people say ; does this mean we should not do ibadat watsoever…the anser to this is:

    It was narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh (1145) and by Muslim (1261) from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Lord descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the night remains and says: ‘Who will call upon Me, that I may answer Him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will seek My forgiveness, that I may forgive him?’”

    In this SAHEEH HADEETH it proves Allah descends down to the lowest heaven IN EVERY NIGHT(last third)! so supplicate to HIm then!

  47. seerat al mustaqeem

    to is ka matlub hay kay sare raten ibadat kay liya hote hay sirf shabe_barat ko is liya makhsoos kar na sahe nahe hay

    sare rat allah say ibadat karne chaheya

    sairf shab_e_qadar ke rat khass hay

  48. sirf 1 raat hay jo khas hay wo hay shab_e_qadar

    aor koi nahe sare raten baraber ke afzal hay

    ager may galat ho to kise sahe hadis say shaberat ko sabit karo warna aqal say kam lo

    jazak allah khaar

  49. acha bhai app ya to batao kay seerat al mustaqeem ke hidayat kis tarha aor kaha say milte hay.

    aor us ke lazmi shart keya hay jo hidayat milay

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  52. You dont know what was the faith of SUFIS??
    They were the preacher of WAHDATUL-WAJOOD. And what would make u know what the wahdatul wajood is!! First get the knowledge of THIS term..Yoy say they spreaded Islam, I say about which Islam you r talking about??
    Sufis are the people who have chosen and preferred the wearing of woolen clothes, claiming that they want to resemble al-Maseeh ibn Maryam. But the way of our Prophet is more beloved to us, and the Prophet (s.a.w.s) used to wear cotton and other garments.”
    The Sufi doctrine of all religions being acceptable before Allah is derived from the Mystical beliefs of other religions, and not Islam, for Allah says : “Truly, the religion in the Sight of Allah is Islam…” [Baqarah: 19].
    The Sufis deviated because of their reliance on Greek and Eastern philosophy, rather than the Qur’an and Sunnah. To them God is not Allah Alone with whom no one else shares in His Dominion, but rather everything we see around us, and ultimately our own selves! Glory to Allah, who Stated “There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer” [42: 11].
    Our Prophet(pbuh) Said:”when singing-girls and stringed instruments make their appearance, wines are drunk, and the last members of this people curse the first ones, look at that time for a violent wind, an earthquake, being swallowed up by the earth, metamorphosis, pelting rain, and signs following one another like bits of a necklace falling one after the other when its string is cut.” [Tirmidhi ]. It is reffered to no one but sufis & their followers
    Allah says: “Say (to them), ‘Produce your proof if you are truthful’.” [Baqarah: 111]
    I guess u know the father of sufis or some can say the the first BORN SUFI..who claimed that “””I HAVE SEEN ALLAH”””” Who taught or spread that ALLAH IS IN EVERYTHING, who claimed that “”””HE HIMSELF IS ALLAH & ALLAH IS HE”””.. If u indeed ask for refence then call for it i’ll provide it.But is this the islam you are talking about????
    That which was not religion at the time of the Messenger and his companions, may Allah be pleased with them all, is never to be religion today. He who introduces a Bid’ah (innovation) in the religion of Islam and deems it a good thing, claims by so doing that Muhammad (s.a.w.s) betrayed the Message.
    “The Hour will not come to pass until the people vie with each other in (building) the mosques.” [Ahmad, Abu Dawud, anNasa’i, Ibn Majah] ).
    Ibn Arabi who wrote “Al-Fousous,” and other slandering atheists such as Ibn Sab’een and his like. They even witness that they are simultaneously the worshipers and the ones being worshiped.
    In truth, Islam is sufficient for us, and it is only Shaytaan who wishes to turn us away from our religion, to make us exceed the limits, and fall into his trap. The only sure way to avoid this is to grasp tightly onto what was left to us by our beloved Prophet (s.a.w), the Qur’an and Sunnah, as understood and believed and acted upon by the best people to have lived: the Salaf us Saalih, the Companions and those who followed their footsteps.

    • danish..
      I hope u dont research fromt he internet… and just read book. as these day companies have been set up especially in Isreal to do this exact job/// publish false yet very realistic books.. and make internet site that makes alot of sense yet they are false……Brother you need to sit down in duiffrent mAsjids… and listen to diffrent scholers….then come to your own conclusion.. remember only once caste will enter Jannet…you dont want to burn in hell forever do you.. be scared and really scared. By the way I am not sufi.. But i do liesten to sufani klam.. I am a sunni and Will always remain a sunni…

  53. I am really inspired by your way of explation on the above subject. By the way i need a small advice from you, that i frequently visit a web site to search for islamic history.How far it is helpful to me please advice.

  54. Brother danish ,

    I am really inspired by your way of explation on the above subject. By the way i need a small advice from you, that i frequently visit a web site to search for islamic history.How far it is helpful to me please advice.


  55. Assalamoalaikum brother TAHER!!
    Instead of introducing website address i would suggest better to open Kitabullah first beside Kaal Rasool must be present.. The problem is that a website may contain errors & ofcourse it do, what we should be aware of is the traps of Iblees…So before going for further research I would prefer Quran with the translation of Muhammad Muhsin Khan & Sahih muslim & Sahih Bukhari. When you’ll be quite aware of SHIRK & TAWHEED then Alhamdullilah you are ready to adopt internet sites. Brother still you can check out
    Moderators Note- Wahabi Sites and Links will not be shown on this Sunni Site.

  56. Brother Danish Walekumassalam rahmatullahi wabarakathuh,
    Thanks for your honest reply to my previous email. As i have not enough caliber to read and understand sahih muslim and Bukhari so i wud still like to rely on genuine websites. Moreover i havnt understood the concept of linking the wahabi sites with sunni sites. Could you please elaborate the issue more clearly.

  57. Taher, moderators will not allow to publish authentic sites here. Better give me your e-mail address, i’ll send you there Insha’allah. my e-mail address is

    Moderators Note-
    Danish, I am allowing your mail adress to be published here . It will be better to continue discussion here for the whole world to see.

  58. Understand the meaning of La-ilaha-illalah-muhammadrasoolallah, you’ll be indeed succesful…Taqleed has brought major destruction in this Ummah, one who say that following one imaam is a way to jannah is infact a friend of DEVIL. when we read Quran we see that passed nation or ummah were destroyed because they were too in the habit of following others beside Nabi blindly, in other sense we could say that they were too Muqallids, may be there were more than 4 imams to be choosed but their DEEN was neither KITAABULLAH nor SUNNATH’NABWI, they used to took particular UMMATHI as their FAISAL as a result Allah declared them KAAFIR. Nowhere in the Quran or Hadeeth we find that Allah states “THEY DID NOT OBEYED THEIR IMAAM(any ummati) & GONE ASTRAY” but we find “THEY DID NOT OBEYED THEIR NABI & GONE ASTRAY(an explanation)”.
    I ask what is the difference between those passed muqallids & prevaling Muqallids?? Because before Muhammad(s) even christains did not deny the Prophecy of Isaa(as) but they gone astray so Allah sent his Beloved nabi(s). I ask why they fell apart from the right path?? Answer is that followed others beside Nabi or we can say they too have Imaams ‘St Peter, St Paul, St Augustines & others’ I dont know whether these people were rightly guided or not at their times but one thing is sure that christains took them their FAISAL, they too failed to recognize that NABI IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CANNOT MAKE MISTAKES BECAUSE IT IS ALLAH WHO TAKE CARE OF HIS TOUNGE, AS SOON AS HE MAKE ANY MISTAKE ALLAH RECTIFY IT THROUGH WAHI(revealation).
    I came across a hadeeth in Tirmizi few days back in which Muhammad(s) said ” ALLAH WILL NEVER UNITE THIS UMMAH UPON MISGUIDANCE” (Tirmizi)..This hadeeth proves that unless this ummah will not come upon true guidance i.e. QURAN & HADEETH we’ll never unite….No matter how much effort we put to unite this ummah, at the end we’ll see nothing but DESTRUCTION OF UNITY & EQUALITY…Allah sent his Nabi(s) for a reason but we muslims today see such reason in another person……
    Quran: “It is not for a believer, man nor woman, when Allaah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have an option in their decision. And whosoever disobeys Allaah and His Messenger, He has indeed strayed in plain error.” [Soorah Al-Ahzaab Aayah 36]

    Say (Oh Muhammad): Obey Allaah and the Messenger. But if they turn away, then Allaah does not like the disbelievers. [Soorah Aali ‘Imraan 32]

    * We have sent you (Oh Muhammad) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allaah is sufficient as a witness. He who obeys the Messenger, has indeed obeyed Allaah, but he who turns away, then We have not sent you (Oh Muhammad) as a watcher over them. [Soorah An-Nisaa Aayatain 79 –

    * And obey Allaah and His Messenger and so not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient, Surely, Allaah is with those who are patient. [Soorah Al-Anfaal Aayah 46]

    * And let those who oppose the Messengers commandment beware lest some fitnah (trial, affliction, shirk) befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them. [Soorah An-Noor 63]

    * Oh you who believe! Answer Allaah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which will give you life, and know that Allaah comes in between a person and his heart. And verily to Him you shall all be gathered. [Soorah Al-Anfaal Aayah 24]

    * Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allaah and the Last Day and remembers Allaah much. [Soorah Al-Ahzaab Aayah 21].


      It Clearly means that Millions of Ummatis who are United from about 1200 years on the Taqleed are on Haq.
      Take the meaning of this hadith Clearly.
      What is the fact -Muslims around the world are United on Taqleed.
      Hadith means Muslims will be United on Haq not on Misguidance.A blind will see that in all races and in all countries Muslims have considered the Taqleed Haq.

      Only a new Firqa born in Najd named Wahabiyya opposed these Muslims.So there is no Problem.They are deviated beacausethey have separated themselves from majority.

      Prophet Sallaholaihiwassalam said

      Allah’s mercy, blessings and protection are with the largest group of Muslims. And he who deviates from this largest group of Muslims will be thrown into Hell. Tirmizi

      There are many such hadiths which Clearly shows that be with the Majority of Muslims because Allah’s mercies are with the Majority of Muslims.


  59. Brilliant Understanding of deen brother Shanawaz!!
    You say Muqallids are all united…It is something very serious to be discussed….Only a fool or a person with nil knowledge can pass such comment, you should know that DEOBANDI,BARELWI,JAMAIT-E-ISLAMI,SHAFAAI,MAALIKI,HUMBALI,etc are all too muqallids but HAVE YOU EVER SEEN PEACE AMONG THEM..??I have seen dead wars between barelwi & deobandi where both of them are Hanafis. You say that muqallids are united since 1200 years, WHAT ABOUT REMAINING past 230 YEARS??? Were they Muqallids??
    Hanafis are divided into many sects & it deserves this actually…One who divided the Deen of Allah will be divided into pieces till Qayamah.
    You confidently say that you are on haq, first answer me WHAT IS HAQ??? Even christains says that they are on haq…
    Again you passed that Allah’s mercy are with the largest group… if for a moment i believe that Hanfis are on haq because majority wins then what about those Muqallids who follows Imam Shafai(r), Imam Malik(r) & Imam Ahmed(r).??
    Hadeet you mentioned speaks about largest group of MUSLIMS not Muqallids because according to Quran & Hadeeth they are not Muslims but labelled with MUSLIM, as you said Muqallids birth is after 219 years of Muhammad(saw)..According to Muqallids their Imaams saying is Hujjah but quran says:…….And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed such are the KAFIROON.(Surah maidah:44)
    Why you people hate Gair-Muqallids? because they follow Quran & Hadeeth ONLY??? Their books are Quran, Bukhari,Muslim,Tirmidi,Abu dawud, Musnad Ahmed…….?? They dont care what others beside Nabi(saw) has said??? they dont want to be with those OWN CREATED IMAAMs but with Muhammad(saw)& Abu Bakr(r), Umar Farooq(r), Ali(r), Uthman(r), Talha(r)…….? What makes you different from them brother??
    If according to you one who follows Quran & hadeeth is wahabbya then i m ready to be so but have you ever seen any wahabbi representing Abdul Wahab Najdi(r) in his Dawah as Muqallid use to do?? Abdul Wahab was an ummati & can make mistakes thats why our faith is that no matter whether he is Abu hanifa or Abdul Wahab the syllabus of dawah is Quran & hadeeth.
    Verily, Allah does not take away knowledge by snatching it from the people, but (this is done) by causing (the death) of the scholars until none of them is left alive. People would then appoint ignorant leaders for themselves who would be consulted in matters of religion and they would give Fatawas without knowledge, falling into misguidance and misguiding others. [Muslim].

    “Do not copy your Deen from anyone of these, but whatever comes from the Prophet (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) and his Companions, take it; next are their Successors, where a man has a choice.”
    “Following (ittibaa’) means that a man follows what comes from the Prophet (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) and his Companions; after the Successors, he has a choice.”
    [Abu Daawood in Masaa’il of Imaam Ahmad (pp. 276-7)]

    The messenger of Allah (saaws) said: O mankind, I am leaving two things with you, if you cling to them you will never go astray. The Book of Allah and my way of life. [Al-Haakim and Al-Baihaqi].

    • First of all if You dont Considers this Majority of Muslims as believers then whole muslim community from the time of Imam abu Hanifa becomes in Your blind eyes a ghair Muslim Jamaat.
      Then two Point comes from here
      -first that there were no Muslims in the world untill the birth of Imam of Najd about which Our Nabi Kareem Sallaholaihiwassalam has declared that it is a Place of Fitna. Hadith

      So Ghair Muqallid takes birth in later centuries and starts their generation of ”Muslims”.

      Do You Know that declaring a Muslim as Non Muslim amounts to Kufr and Your army of Pseudo Scholars and you have already declared that Majority rules does not apply to them becuase it applies on Muslims.

      What a Cruel Joke.All the Aulias Imams and whole muslim community is Non Muslim but You new generation born are Just Only Muslims.

      Dear Open Your eyes Read again that Hadith.We are Muslims and are in Majority .It is just Your wrong Interpretation that Doing Taqleed is not allowed.
      We follow the rules of Islam which are Interpreted by our Imams for the general masses.With the exception of some Insulters who have alienated themselves from majority group whole Muslim Community is smilar on Aqida.
      The Aqida os all the four Imams is similar .There is no difference on Aqida and all are on the same Path.i.e on Quran and Sunnah.

      It is due to Muqallids that you got Sources of Islamic law i.e Quran and Hadiths in Present forms and Masjids and Madrsas otherwise Christians and Jews would have Converted people like You.

      From where did you learn Quran? and from did Your teacher learn and also tells about his teacher? Your chains goes to Muqallids.You are Indebted to Muslims.

      You read the books of Ibn -e-Taiymia and Mohamad bin abdul Wahab.You follow their rules .You read some others translation of Quran.
      You are also muqallid but of Gumrah People.
      We alhamdulillah are Muqallids ofthose Who are real follower of Nabi Kareem Sallahoalaihiwassalam.

      Read this Hadith again-
      Verily, Allah does not take away knowledge by snatching it from the people, but (this is done) by causing (the death) of the scholars until none of them is left alive. People would then appoint ignorant leaders for themselves who would be consulted in matters of religion and they would give Fatawas without knowledge, falling into misguidance and misguiding others. [Muslim].

      This hadith applies on You as You have chosen Ignorant Leaders after the death of Hundreds of Scholars in due course of time.

      Tell whether the Scholars were not taking birth after the second and third generation of Nabi Kareem Sallahoalaihiwassalam.Indeed there were Scholars and Hundreds of scholars time to time and region to region spreading the message of Quran and Sunnah .Converting Millions of Non Muslims in to Islam.Indeed and Infact this is the truth that Hadith is an eye Opening for the People Like You.

      Prove here from Hadith that it is Essential to follow Muslim Sharif , Bukhari sharif, Ibn-e-Maja, Musnad ,Tirmizi

      Also prove Your name Ahle Hadith from the Quran and Hadiths.

      Q-Did Bukhari Shareef exist in the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam ?Why do You follow it?

      Allah Taa’la says in Surah Hud Ayaat 26:

      ‘And do not follow your desires (in future too) for it will lead you astray from the path of Allah.’

      Also Prove from Quran and Hadith that a new Firqa born in the last time named Ahle Hadith will go to Jannat.
      We are from the starting and are Known as Muslims or Ahle Sunnat Wala Jammat . Prove Your nomenclature also.

      May Allah guide you on Siratal Mustakeem.
      and Save You from the US and British Supported- created Movement i.e Najdism. Read history

  60. i agree with ahmed and others who say it is a biddah!!! people who believe k all these things happen they are wrong… i challege ALL THE SCHOLARS OF THE WORLD to find me any one quote in qur’an oh, forget it just find me one authentic hadis!!!!! i’ll take watever punishment if he/she’s rite… i’m tired of my friends also doing this biddah and believing on this FAKE SCHOLARS… kafir people who manipulate our religion are one of the fitnahs of qayamah!!! im just 19 and i challange!!!!!

  61. and SADIA… u are blessed mashallah.. may Allah guide all others and let us stay at our believes firmly and may He keep us in panah of shaitan and these fake scholars with zero knowlege

  62. Assalamualikum shanawaz,

    I read your baseless article above and first of all i pray ALLAH s.w.t to show you the rightious path, ameen… my deviated brother,

    Ref to you article above:

    Ahle hadees is not a ‘masla’ which one can prove frm hadees or quran. Its only an identity of the true follower of hadees and quran by the grace of almighty Allah.

    And only one firqa will inshallah enter into the jannah as we know all and tht is the group who follow quran and sunna.(Name of the firqa – followers of quran and sunnah)

    Bukari is an authentic compilation of deeds of our nabi (peace b upon him). I agree with u tht bukhari was not existed during mohammad’s period but there is no doubt the deeds and actions which were interpreted and preserved in that book for the upcoming generations do existed, as reference for choosing the right path. Same applies to muslim, ibne majah, musnad,tirmizi according to their grade of authenticity.

    For a muslim there is no other nomenclature but a MUSLIM. (who follow quran and sunnah).

    Whether it is a book of ibne taimiya or ibn wahab or some other scholar it doesnt matter. If they are written with full evidence refering quran and ahadees. Our aim must be to grasp the authentic matter and leave the evil deeds.

    Dont say ‘i follow imam abu hanifa’ or imam shafie’ or some other. Say i follow Nabi sallelahu alaihiwasallem, becaz the imams never askedanybody to follow them. And inshallah allah will question us on judgement day whether we followed quran and sunnah or not, but will never question whether we followed the imams.

    I never say to disobey them as you mentioned in ur article tht there had many misinterpretations in the books which has been misleeding the ummah in creating Sectarianism among them. So we must set apart those manipulated books and follow only the true ahadees.

    Also i advise you not to mention any firqa by name, becaz it’s not a political conference as we know all.

    Mohammad Taher.

  63. salam…
    sssorry for the late reply….
    brother saim…yes//..all nights are excellent times for dua as mentiond in the hadeeth…except laylatul qadr…whch is the BEST of nites!

    brother saifullah….the problem…especially in the subcontinent is…..the view tht all hadeeths are saheeh…… they also act upon daeef and fabricated hadeeths…

    when a person prooves to them a specific hadeeth is daeef(like the 1 regarding shabe miraj) …they go to an uneducated maulvi who just says the name wahabi..full stop…this is ridiculous!…

    just proove from the authentic(saheeh ) hadeeth ……and the muslim ummah accept….

  64. saifullah…* i meant shahnawaz….
    brother u cant proove me rong….i ask u for a SAHEEH hadeeth then u strt criticizing….id like to hav a personnel convo with u online sumtime inshAllah..
    and this nAAD concept being riyadh…ridiculous….

  65. brother shahnawaz, y did u delete my post?

    and if u study some history, NAJD was used as the Prophet(saw) and he was referring to present day iraq…not riyadh

    this is not an arguement, this is just a way to try to follow a right path…i simply ask u for an authentic hadeeth and im willing to follow it.

  66. Shab-e-Mairaj: What did the Prophet(s) do?

    By Asma bint Shameem
    Indeed, one night the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) was granted the Night Journey of al-Israa’ wal Mi’raaj, when he was first transported from Masjid al-Haraam to Masjid al-Aqsa and then onwards, he ascended to the Heavens and Allaah spoke to him as He willed, and enjoined the five daily prayers upon him.
    This is definitely part of our Aqeedah. It says so in the Qur’aan [al-Isra’:1] and there is no denying that fact.

    However, the big question to ask is…….
    What did the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) do when the same day arrived the next year? Or the year after that? Or the year after that?
    Did he EVER celebrate the night of al-Israa’ wal Mi’raaj, or fast the next day???
    And what did he instruct the Sahaabah to do about his Night Journey?
    Did he tell them to celebrate that night as a ’special night’ for worshipping Allaah?
    Did he tell them to specifically fast the next day because it was ‘the day after the Journey’?
    And what were the actions of the Sahaabah themselves?
    Did THEY do any of the above??
    The answer to all of the above is a big resounding NO!

    Surely the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) did not omit or forget anything in the deen! Surely he did not hide anything from mankind!

    The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) said, “There is nothing that brings you closer to Jannah except that I have informed you about it and there is nothing that brings you closer to the fire of Hell except that I have warned you against it.” (at-Tabaraani–Saheeh)

    Then why do we not have ANY Saheeh reports of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) or the Sahaabah worshipping Allaah especially on this night and fasting the next day?


    If celebrating it was something that is prescribed in Islam, the Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) would certainly have told his ummah about it, either in word or in deed. If any such thing had happened, it would have been well known, and his companions would have transmitted the information to us. They narrated from the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) everything that we need to know, and they did not neglect any aspect of the religion, rather they were the first ones to do anything good. If celebrating this night had been prescribed in Islam, they would have been the first people to do so.

    And if it wasn’t the practice of our Beloved Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) or his Sahaabah, then, why, O Muslim, do YOU insist on doing it???

    Isn’t the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) the best example to be followed?

    “In the Messenger of Allah you have a fine example for he who hopes for Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah abundantly.” (Surah al-Ahzaab: 21)

    But everyone does so!!
    Sure, I know, you have seen your fathers and grandfathers doing so. But, let me remind you, O Muslim, that it is NOT our forefathers that we are supposed to follow. Rather, our worship should be based on proofs from the Quraan and authentic Sunnah, and NOT culture or tradition.

    “When it is said to them: ‘Follow what Allah has sent down,’ they reply: ‘We will follow that which we found our fathers upon,’ even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided.” (Surah al-Baqarah: 170)

    Is good intention enough??
    I know beyond doubt, that in celebrating this night, your intention is good. But dear brother/sister, in order for our worship to be accepted, it also has to be prescribed in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. If it is not so, it will be rejected.

    The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) said: “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.” (Bukhaari, Muslim)

    Exact date unknown???
    Also, do you know that even though the incidence of al-Israa’ wal Mi’raaj is an undeniable fact in history, yet the exact date or even the exact month in which this took place is not certain?

    Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Azeez ibn Baaz said:
    “With regard to this night on which the Isra’ and Mi’raaj took place, there is nothing in the saheeh ahaadeeth to indicate that it is in Rajab or in any other month. Everything that has been narrated concerning a specific date for these events cannot be proven to have come from the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) according to the scholars of hadeeth….” (Islam-qa)

    But, what’s the harm in it???
    Now, some of you will say, “What’s the harm in it? I am just worshipping Allah!”

    But, the answer to that, O noble reader, is…..
    “And whosoever opposes the Messenger (Muhammad Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination!” [Surah an-Nisaa:115]

    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen says: “Fasting on the twenty-seventh of Rajab and spending that night in prayer is a bid’ah (innovation), and every bid’ah is a going astray.” (Majmoo’ Fataawa , 20/440)

    So, remember, my dear brothers and sisters in Islaam, DO NOT single out the 27th for your worship because it was NOT the practice of the Prophet OR his Sahaabah.

    If however, you pray every single night and it is part of your routine to stay up for worship, then there is no harm. Similarly, if you are in the habit of fasting Mondays and Thursdays, or during Ayyaam Beed (the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every Islaamic month), and the 27th of Rajab falls on one of those days, then it is OK to do so.

    The problem arises when one thinks that this night is special and singles out this night or day for worship, thinking they are getting extra reward for their worship. But this is contrary to the Sunnah.

  67. MS Zainab The Fatwas of Your Scholars against a Practice regarded as Pious by Majority Scholars of Islam i.e Ijma done on the Importance of this day ,cant be a full and final authority for other Muslims when everything is clearly established about the Importance of this night.

    MS Zainab, Prophet Sallalaholaihiwassalam was our Aqa we are his ghulam and we have to follow him.What ever we do on this night or at similar occassions is just our humbleness our love our respect which is unlimited and which must be unlimited in the court of Allah and His Nabi Kareem Sallalaholaihiwassalam .

    If we Pray and we ask something in this night it is our luck only.

    Just a Question Show me any Quranic Ayat or Hadith which denies showing love and respect Prayers/Duroods/Wazaif/Namaz/Tilawat on this night.


    Just give here evidence against Prayers on any night.

    or making a special night some more special.

    Many things were not done in the sahabis time…but that does nt make lawful things Unlawful unless it is against any Islamic Rule.

    A Lover needs not Proof to Celebrate his beloved Aqa Sallalaholaihiwassalam .

    Only those Persons need evidence who have doubt on the authenticity , Importance and relevancy of these Practices.

    A suggestions.Please go through the various books written by Pious ulemas through out the Islamic history on the significance of this night.InshAllah a love will develop in you.

    —Moreover Muslims do a Pious work on this night You are free to watch Tv and Play games on this night.You will be Judged according to Your actions and accdg to Your Intentions.

  68. in response to mr shahnawaz:

    calling our dear prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) “aqaa” is a shirk. here u people go astray. we love and respect prophet muhammad (S A W W) more than our lives but we can not and should not make him GOD because in namaz our kalma says: ashad u allah ilaha illallahu, wa ashadu anna muhammadan abduhu warusuluhu… (me gawahi deta hoon allah ek hai or muhammad us k aakhri BANDE or rasool hain)…

    quran says: hum ne tum mein se hi ek bashr ko chuna hai…

    which means calling muhammad saww aaqa(GOD) is shirk… he was a great human being among us.

    in response to zainab:

    no doubt dear u are a true muslim. may you go to heaven (jannat ul firdous) aamen

    • Bashar Chuna..Is ka meaning Kahan se hua ki Aqa kahna shirk hai .
      Nabi sallaholaihiwassalm hamare Aqa hain Malik hain.
      Allah ne unko banaya hai Aqa hamara.
      Allah farmata hai ki Main ata karta hun Nabi usko bantte hain.Bantne wala Malik hota hai.Yeh jisko jo chahen ata karden.

      apna shirk apne pas rakho

  69. omgg i cant wait for this night which is tonight inshalla azavajal i am going to do my best by staying awake and reading all this rakkats as much as i can and keep a fast.

  70. Shab e Barat is very blessed night where every muslim can get maximum benefits by fastening, offering prayers, nawafil etc.

    Now, those who are against or believe that, it is not mention in the Hadith then it is very much clear that, Quran and Hadith has given the fundamentals of Islam i.e Namaz, Roza, Zakat, Hajj, Jihad (It has although elaborated everything but it does;nt mean that, in the todays world you ignore other things like technology, new advancement and say it becz it was not at the time of PROPHET MUHAMMAD P.B.U.H ,.. so it is bidat )

    Ibadat in Shab e barat is very much authentic by different scholars and they have also told us the reasons for it in details.

    Those who think that it is not authentic, they should think and observe that, we are muslims who are celebrating this not in order to purify ourselves like other days but like JUMMA is AFZAL than other days of the week so, is the case with Laiy la tul Qadar, Shab e Mairaj and Shab e Barat.

    So, offering nawafil in every night is very much good but it is AFZAL to offer more nawafil and other ibadat, like qayam, tilawat to purify yourself, get Allah’s blessing and please Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H with great respect honour and humbleness.

    I would also mention here that, ATISH BAZII and other foolish things which youngsters are doing in celebration is not good and infact it is un-islamic where we also dont’ believe but observing fast, offering prayers and doing good deeds are absolutely good and virtue full acts.

    At last by one of my frnd use the word AQA in respect of Prophet Muhammad, so it is acceptable as his love and intentions are very much clear. People are just fighting on those things whcih are of least important than other……………

    please be unite and correct each other and dont put label as you are “Mushrik” or Kafir within one minute discussion and so on..


    May Allah give us countless blessing and Hadayat! Ameen

  71. Assalam o alikum
    i live in saudi the night of shab e barat is celebrated a night before pakistanThis year on that day i could nt awake up whole night due to some reason.i have a question that may i awake the next night with pakistani people to attain the benefits of that night while living in saudi arabia?i believe that amal ka daro maddar neyat pay hota hai.
    waiting 4 ur reply

  72. Assalaamu alaikum all,

    when he can be called Sayyid-ul-Ambiya, (leader of of all Prophets) – then why can’t we call him our leader because he leads us in this beautiful deen of Islam and someone above wrote something about sufis that they are out of the folds of Islam, then please review the book of Ibn Taymiyyah (whose literary works the opposers of Taqleed, Shab-e-Bar’aath and the like practices , follow)

    Ibn Taymiyyah writes in his book, Jilaul-ainain about leading Sufis, Hasan Basari, Ibrahim bin Adham, Fuzail bin Eyaz, Maroof Karkhi, Bishr Hafi, Shaqiq balkhi, Junaid Baghdadi, Sahal Tastari, Abu-Talib Makki, Abdul-Qadir Jeelani that they are Mashaekh of Islam, Imams of Hidayat (guidance), Allah has given true tongue to Ummah in their regard”

    and I also remember reading somewhere that Ibn al-Qayyim al jawziyyah, a prominent succesor of Ibn Taymiyyah quoting in his book Madaarij-Salikeen that he was with the sufis for some time and he learnt three things from them etc….. i dont exactly remember what those three things were but i vaguely remember something about losing character means losing imaan etc….

    These comments show that the scholars like Ibn Taymiyyah and his students did admire the way of Sufis.

    Lastly just see how much we have deviated from this topic it all started with the bid’at of Shab-e-Bar’ath and then we ended up discussing about topics other than that.

    Also, some one above pointed out the hadeeth that there are things that are halaal and are things that are haraam and there is something in between them which is doubtful and the beloved Prophet (S.A.W) may my parents be sacrificed for him, said be careful with the doubtful things which may lead you to do haraam. I take this in a way that we have to apply this hadeeth differently in every concept/context.

    During Shab-e-bar’ath, we offer prayers, do dhikr, ask for repentence from the Lord of both the worlds all these acts are not out of the folds of Islam, so whether the hadeeth of shab-e-bar’ath is daeef or not, the acts or not daeef, any muslim should be doing these things on an every day basis whether its an auspicious day or an auspicious night or not.

    I would suggest people to spread messages like, its okay to do these acts of worship on this day / night also make sure you do these acts of worship in your daily life.

    At the same time the above hadeeth that i mentioned can also be applied in a different concept. for example there is a controversial topic of whether a nursing wife can suckle her husband during intimacy. One of the Sahabaa’s is of the view that suckling is prohibited for a baby after the initial two years of its birth and another sahaabi is of the view that when the milk of the wife reaches the stomach of a husband and he fills his stomach with the milk then that is prohibited and they are no longer husband and wife

    This case surely has a prohibition, and it is better for a husband to abstain from sucking his wife’s breast as is the ijma of scholars generally…. Wa-Allaahu aa’lam

    I seemed to have further deviated this topic from the crux of the matter….. Just to let everyone know that tonight as of (Jul 27, 2010) it is Shab-e-bar’ath here in my country and i am going to ask Allah az-Zawajjal using the best of creation and the best of Mankind ,Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) may my parents be sacrificed for him, as the waseelah to forgive me and the entire ummat-e-Muhammadi for the sins that we have committed knowingly or unlknowingly and also ask Allah subhanahu-wa-ta’ala using his Rehmaaniyath as the waseelah to keep us away from the sins from now on until we meet him after we depart also to grant maghfirat to those muslims who lay rested in their graves… Aameen

    • faisqal we will not allow the Wahabi fitna against Shab be Barat .We dont allow wahabi links in the site which are against the Ijma of Ummah.

      You are free to debate here in your own words according to rules of the site.

  73. Allahummah Sallay Ala Syedina Muhammad Wa Ala Alahi Wa Sahbahi Wasallam.
    Assalam o Alaikum
    My humble opinion is that the Ikhtilaf between Ummah is blessing.If a Muslim is celeberating Shab_e_ Bara’at and the purpose is to praise Almighty Allah, then we should not call him a bidaee. Innamal Amalu Binniyat. Wa Innama Li Kulli Imrain ma Nawa. There is surely a day of Judgement and Allah will decide who is wrong. But dear Muslim don’t quarrel and destroy yourself by indulging in things you don’t know. Only Jayyed Ulama can give opinion on Hadith Shareef. The most important thing is to avoid Shirk and Shirk_e_Khafi. May Allah bless the Ummah and we understand Quran and Sunnah as it is. Asslam o Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.

  74. Assalaamualaikum,

    I would like to make another point, that someone above said calling the beloved Prophet (S.A.W) as Master (aaqa) is shirk, then look at this Hadeeth from Shamaa-il Tirmidhi where Uthmaan-bin-Afwaan calls the beloved Prophet (S.A.W) as My Master (Saahibee) in CHAPTER ON THE LUNGI OF SAYYIDINA RASOOLULLAH SALLALLAHU ALAIHY WASALLAM

    Hazrat Salamah bin Akwa radiyallahu anhu says, “Uthman radiyallahu anhu wore his lungi till the middle of his shin and said, “This is how my master Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam wore his lungi.

    hope that answers your objection.

    Jazaak Allaahu Khairaa fid Daarain

  75. annie is right, no shab e barat exists in the religion. and to the brother who says that only basics are mentioned in quran hadith, then you are wrong dear, open sahi hadis book (for the first time) and c that EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF LIFE is mentioned there… what do u mean kya prophet (saww) kuch bhool gaye?? ya pyare nabi ki knowlege kisi se kam thi jo unho ne shab e barat nahi manai?? hmm?? and to the miss who lives in saudia, dear u dont live in saudia because if u celebrate these biddats there, they will kill u same as hazrat umar (r.a) used to do with people who started biddahs in religion. agar aesi koi baat hoti to hamare sahaba bhi ye raat manate but neither they nor prophet muhammad (pbuh) himself celebrated this night because Allah ka hukm nahi tha.. now change your mind sets or quran hadis ko REAL mein parhna shru krdo doston… ye sirf conversation jeet jane k lie nahi hai.. ye allah k lie hai.. sirf wo karo jo us ne hukm dia hai…

  76. “Whoever innovates in this affair of ours (religion) that which is not from it, it is rejected” is the hadith which made word ‘bida’a’ one of the most frequently used word in muslim world. Along with this famous hadith, the following less popular hadith must always be quoted in order to reduce the tension between both the groups i.e. “Jis ne Islam men koi achcha tareeqa jari kia to ise iska sawaab milega aur uske baad us par amal karne walon ka sawab bhi, baghair iske ki amal karne walon ke sawab men se kutch bhi kami ki jae (Muslim). This hadith, in simple terms, permits introduction of good practices in Islam. So those who consider Ibadat on this night is a Bidaa, should sleep or do any other thing beside Ibadat, as it is safer for them. Those who spend the night in prayer and supplications on this night, can expect a reward from Allah swt for introducing a ‘good practice or innovation’ in Islam as per the hadith above.

    Will they be punished for reciting Holy Quran or offering nawafil etc.?

  77. Sunnah and Bid’ah, like lbn Waddah, AI Turtusi, Abi Shama and others.

    Among the things which people innovated is the celebration of the night of 15th Sha’ban and the singling out of this particular day for fasting, although there is no proof in support of this. There are certain Hadiths regarding this matter all of which are so weak that they cannot be used as justification. Hadiths concerning the virtues of prayer on this night are Mawdu’ (fabricated) as explained by scholars, some of whom we will quote later on Insha-Allah. Although there are certain traditions attributed to the predecessors and some Syrian scholars in support of this issue, the vast majority of scholars of the Ummah regards the celebrating of this night as a Bid’ah. They also agree that all the hadiths regarding this matter are Da’eef (weak), and some of them are fabricated. Among the scholars who draw attention to this point is AI-Hafiz lbn Rajab al-Hambali in his book Lata’if AI Ma’arif and in others. Weak hadiths may only he used to support those matters of “Ibadah (worship), which are already based on authentic proofs. Hence any Da’eef hadith used to support this practice are irrelevant. This important principle regarding the use of Da’eef Hadiths has been elucidated by Shaykh ul-lslam lbn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah).

    There is a consensus among all the scholars of Islam that, whenever a dispute arises amongst the people, then it incumbent upon them to refer to the Holy Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) and whatever the verdict is from either of these sources. That is the Shari’ah which must be followed, and whatever opposes them must be rejected. Anything considered as ‘“Ibadah, which has no mention in the Qur’an or the authentic Sunnah is a Bid’ah and therefore practising it, let alone preaching it’s virtues, is forbidden.

    “Oh you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger and those charged with authority among you. If you differ in anything among yourselves refer it to Allah and his messenger, if you do believe in Allah and the Last Day; that is best and most suitable for final determination.” (Surah An Nisa’ 4:59)

    “Whatever it be wherein you differ, the decision thereof is with Allah” (Surah AI-Shura 42:10)

    “Say: if you do love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.” (Surah Aali-‘Imran 3:31)

    “But no, by thy Lord, they can never attain real faith until they make thee the judge in all disputes among them, and find in their souls no resistance against thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.” (Surah An-Nisa’ 4:65

  78. euh,,just wanna know,,if a girl cannot perf0rm the rayers of zis night,,then??
    what can she do to please the almighty????????

  79. I don’t understand why you are all still debating over whether Shab-e-Barat should or should not be celebrated. I am not a scholar (although I ever so desire to be) but I AM a Muslim (Alhamdulillah). And all of you are Muslim (Alhamdulillah). I can declare on behalf of all the Momineen that we read Namaz 5 times a day. We read Quran. We fast during Ramadan. Even if we make a mistake (Allah forbid) we pray for our forgiveness. There is 0% doubt in that. Absolutely none. We are brothers. It is our duty as brothers to keep the rest of our Muslim brothers on the right path. We tell them not to steal. We tell them not to lie. We tell them not to fight. BUT Why stop a brother from IBADAT! Shab-e-Barat is an occasion for Ibadat. To seek Allah’s forgiveness….. is there anything wrong with that?

  80. Oh…there a great muslim world out here…!! I am really proud of u all..!! By d way, I feel that praying any number of “Nafl” or reciting Quran is always beneficial. So, why do people have objection on doing any of this on a night acclaimed as “Laylat al Bara’ah or Shab e Barat”

    In such controversy, all u do is to stop that struggling muslim, who was atleast praying on such night, or any of such controversial nights.

    Its a humble request to all muslims, who came and wrote over here, that donot contest anything that is good. This way, u deem to weaken d cause of Islam, and trust me the way the younger generation is moving, if these controversies continue, there wud be a day, when the umaah will contest, Nam’az, Hajj n d five pillars of Islam, and this will follow with the end of the world.


    • hmm…
      I am sorry to say this
      I hope you know better that the world is definitely moving to an end..
      So i dont think blaming the present generation is corrrect,
      And when you say about the present generation its your mistake or its the mistake of previous generation that the present generation is moving like this, anyway leave that…………

      Coming to the point…
      Islam or Imaan doesnt finish with one night nafil prayers and reciting Quran on that very special night.
      And the point here is not about making the muslims pray only on that night , but to make them pray and keep them away from shirk from there journey in this world as well as the world after it.

      As a muslim i must say you that if you are feeling good leaving this comment , then you really need to know that your job towards is not over by a simple comment… But it will be over only when the process is there of learning and teaching …

      So i must request you if there are people around your surrounding who pray only that very special nights please ask them or teach them to pray the whole life.

  81. The The Excellence of Shab Baraat In The Light of the,Holy Quran, Hadith
    and the established Traditions

    For all the Muslims who spend their lives in the shade of Islam, every year there are a blessed nights, each of them has separate blessings and every night has different characteristics.

    The Holy Quran especially mentions 3 nights:

    1. Shab Meraj,in which the ALLAH and His Beloved met.

    The verse of Surah Isra:

    Holy (free of any imperfection, weakness and insufficiency) is He Who took His (most beloved and intimate) Servant in a small portion of a night from the Sacred Mosque to the al-Aqsa Mosque, whose surroundings We have blessed, in order that We might show him (the Perfect Servant) Our Signs. Surely He is the One Who is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.

    Surah Isra (17:1)

    Here “the night” mentioned is by consensus Shab Meraj.

    2. Shab Qadr, Laylat al-Qadr is the night of the revelation of the Holy Quran, in which angels descend and on this night, the worshippers of the Lord are given the reward of more than 1000 months of worship.

    We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power:
    And what will explain to thee what the night of power is?
    The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
    Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand:
    Peace!…This until the rise of morn!

    —Sura 97 (Al-Qadr )

    3. Shab Baraat: Mid-Sha’ban is the 15th day of the eighth month (Sha’ban) of the Islamic lunar calendar. The preceding night is known as Laylatul Bara’ah or Laylatun Nisfe min Sha’ban and as Shab-e-barat This is the night in which the glad tidings of forgiveness and pardon are given to the worshippers of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala).

    This night is mentioned in the following verses of the Holy Quran: Dukhan 1-4.

    A group of the Mufassirin and the scholars interpret this “Lailatul Mubarakah” as the 15th night of Sha’abaan, which is called as Lailatul Baraat.

    “Lailatul Mubarakah” in the light of the Tafseer:

    The excellence of Shab Baraat is mentioned in many Hadith.

    What does “Lailatul Mubarakah” mentioned in the Holy Quran is clearly written down by the scholars that the Lailatul Mubarakah means Shab Baraat.

    Imam Shaykh Ahmed Bin Muhammad Saavi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) (deceased 1427 Hijri) writes in his book:

    Haashiya As Saavi Alal Jalalain under the above mentioned verse in Vol. 4, Pg No: 57, Tafseer Kabeer, Surah Dukhan:

    Translation: Lailatul Mubarakah means the 15th night of Sha’abaan. This is the opinion of Hadhrat Akrama and a group (of scholars) and this is acceptable because of some reasons.

    One among them is that the 15th of Sha’abaan has 4 names:

    1. The blessed night.

    2. The night of deliverance.

    3. The night of Mercy.

    4. The night of reward.

    Imam Syed Mahmood Alusi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) (D.1270 Hijri) writes in Ruh Al Ma’ani:

    Translation: Hadhrat Akrama and one group said that this is the 15th night of Sha’abaan and this night is also called as the,

    night of mercy,

    the blessed night,

    and night of reward

    and the night of freedom.

    The author of Ruh Al Bayan (D. 1127 Hijri) writes:

    Translation:Lailatul Mubarak means the night of Sha’abaan.

    (Ruh Al Bayan, Vol. 8, Pg No: 448)

    The King of the saints, Hadhrat Ghawth ul A’adham (D. 561 Hijri)

    (May Allah be well pleased with him) in the Tafseer of Lailatul Mubarakah:

    Translation: That is the 15th night of Sha’abaan and it is Shab Baraat.

    (Ghuniya Lit talibi tariqil haqqi Vol. 1, Pg No: 189)

    The Holy Quran says about the Lailatul Mubarakah

    In this (night) judgment is given on all matters of wisdom (separately).Surah Dukhan (44:4)

    This verse shows that Lailatul Mubarakah is the night of decisions and about the 15th night of Sha’abaan, it is mentioned in the Hadith that all the affairs of the coming year are decided.

    This way the mentioned Hadith become the details of Lailatul Mubarakah, as mentioned in the narration of Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbas

    (May Allah be well pleased with them) in Ruh Al Ma’ani, Vol. 4, Pg No: 174:

    Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (May Allah be well pleased with them) that the decisions of all the matters are taken on the 15th night of Sha’abaan.

    One Final Explanation:

    What does Lailatul Mubarakah mean:

    In this connection, the Mufassirin have related 2 opinions.

    One that Lailatul Mubarakah means Shab Baraat and the other that it means Shab Qadr. To reconcile (Tatbeeq) these 2 interpretations, it is said that about Lailatul Mubarakah, it is said: Dukhan-4

    This shows that in this blessed night decisions are taken and it is mentioned in the Hadith that decisions are taken on the 15th night of Sha’abaan and they are given to the respective angels in Lailatul Qadr.

    Thus, if Lailatul Mubarakah is interpreted as Shab Qadr, it means that the angels are given the orders on that night and if Shab Baraat is taken, then it means taking the decisions.

    It is given in Hashiya Al Jaml alal Jalalain, Vol. 4, Pg No: 100 and in Ma’alim Ut Tanzeel:

    Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Abbas (May Allah be well pleased with them):

    Verily! Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) makes the decisions in Shab Baraat and passes them on to those who are responsible in Shab Qadr.

    Interpretation by Shah Abdul Aziz (May Allah shower His Mercy on him):

    On interpreting Lailatul Mubarakah as Shab Baraat, a question might be raised that it is clearly given in the Holy Quran that it was revealed in Shab Qadr, then what revelation of the Holy Quran mean in Shab Baraat?

    Hadhrat Shah Abdul Aziz Muhaddith Dehlwi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) writes about this in Tafseer Azeezi, 30th para Surah Qadr, Pg No: 259:

    Translation: Here a question is raised. That is the Holy Quran was revealed completely over a period of 23 years, this began in the month of Rabe’e ul Awwal.

    Then, the 40th year of the blessed life of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was just starting.

    Whereas in the Holy Quran, 3 separate occasions are indicated.

    One among them is the month of Ramadhan,

    second Shab Qadr, which comes in the last 10 days of Ramadhan

    and third, Lailatul Mubrakah, which according to most Ulema is the 15th night of Sha’abaan, which is also called as Shab Baraat.

    Then how do you reconcile all these 2 opinions with what has happened?

    The answer to this is that after a thorough research in the Hadith, what we get to know is that the revelation of Holy Quran from “Lauh Mahfooz” to “Bait Ul Izzat,”

    which is a high station in the heavens was done in Shab Qadr.

    The same year, the decision to do so was made in Shab Baraat.

    Now all the 3 are correct.

    The actual revelation was in the month of Ramadhan in Shab Qadr.

    The decision to do so was made in Shab Baraat

    and the revelation of it on the blessed tongue of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was started in Rabe’e ul Awwal and it was completed before the passing away of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).

    After this interpretation, there is no contradiction.

    A beautiful interpretation by Hadhrat Muhaddith-e-Deccan

    (May Allah shower His mercy on him):

    Hadhrat Abul Hasanaat Syed Abdullah Shah Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Qadri writes about the excellence of Shab Baraat:

    Translation: Allah Ta’ala has named Shab Baraat as the blessed night and revealed the Holy Quran this night.

    In the same way the Lord has also said for Shab Qadr: We have revealed the Holy Quran.

    The truth is that the decision to reveal the Holy Quran was made in Shab Baraat

    and on Shab Qadr, it was taken to the 1st heaven (the sky closest to our physical universe), then for 23 years, it was revealed bit by bit to this world.

    This blessed night comes on the 15th of Shabaan (i.e. the night after the 14th).

    Every night Allah Ta’ala graces the worldly skies with His presence and on Shab Baraat, the

    Lord does so from sunset itself.

    All the angels gather in the presence of the Lord Almighty Allah Ta’ala.

    This night, a special radiance of Allah Ta’ala is expressed, which is not done in other nights.

    The mercy of Allah Ta’ala is spread in the world.

    This night the petals of union and closeness (Wisaal wa Qurb) are showered on those who remember Allah Ta’ala.

    The doors of the skies are opened.

    The Jannah are decorated and opened.

    Those who live in Jannah like the damsels of Jannah, etc. come to the edge of the edge of Jannah to watch those who worship Allah Ta’ala.

    The blessed souls of the Prophets and the martyrs are very happy in the highest stations.

    The matters of this physical world (Alam Nasut) are revealed to the angels in the spiritual worlds (Alam Malakut).

    For e.g. somebody’s dying, somebody’s birth, becoming wealthy, becoming poor, becoming ill or healthy, occurring of famine, losing value, the changing of ruler/government, in short the whole agenda for the year is decided and given to the angels for implementation.

    The prayers of those who make them are accepted, those who ask are given whatever they ask for, those who make efforts are helped i.e. those who make efforts are remunerated, those who obey are given the reward for obedience, the punishment for those commit sins is reduced, those who love Allah Ta’ala are awarded honor.

    Then the Lord Almighty declares for the whole night:

    Who is stuck in difficulties that I should grant relief?

    Who asks for Maghfirah (forgiveness) that I may forgive?

    Who asks for sustenance (Rizq) that I may grant it?

    People think that by not obeying Allah Ta’ala, less sustenance is received.By obeying Allah Ta’ala and asking for Maghrifah, blessings are granted in the Rizq.

    Then I would say human nature is also taken into account.

    Even if someone doesn’t ask, he is also granted.

    Even if you say, Allah don’t give me. Allah still gives and this Dua is not accepted. Whatever is in fate will be given. If one doesn’t take what is in fate, then it will be given forcefully.

    (Fadhaail Ramadhan, Pg. No. 23/24)

    Calling Shab Baraat Lailatul Mubarakah:

    Shab Baraat is a blessed night.

    Every moment is a treasure of Allah’s mercy and each instant is full of Allah’s divine radiance.

    That is why it is called Lailatul Mubarakah – The blessed night.

    The author of Ruh Al Bayan, Shaikh Ismail Haqqi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) writes:

    Translation: This night is blessed because blessings descend in abundance on those who perform good acts this night and from the ‘Arsh to the lowest bottom of the earth, even the smallest particle receives the blessings of the divine beauty of Allah Ta’ala.

  82. ‘La kum deenu ku wa liya deen’ – to you is your religion and to me is mine. stop all the arguing about shab e baraat, there are various evidences mentioned which state about the practice of shab e baraat. the last thing i wana hear are people of teh deobandi maslak or those that follow soudi since one brother had mentioned theat they are gustaak e rasool and of the Awliya Allah. those who observed this night it accordnce with its principles, i pray the Allah Azawajal take away any calamity or illness coming to our paths and bless us with the sweetness of iman and the TRUE of of the Prothet (saw), that is evident from the lives of the sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum) and is still evident today mashallah in ahle sunnat wa jamaat. but unfortunately, is being hindered by so called muslims establishing sects and that have only been around for a decade and a half. BEWARE there are certain maslak such as the najdi, Alhe haddeth with follow a British view towards islam read upon Hempher (a british spy to the middle east, the muslims empire was firm and so non muslims wanted to divide and split the muslims so that they would fight each other and tus they would gain the upper hand, shame it worked). DONT CLASS SHAB e BARAAT as Bidda, define bidda. Sadia mentioned about onlythe indo-pak subcontinent observing this night and the same is said about the milaad of the Prothet (saw), but as one brother mentioned, such practices are widesread in that they are accepted by the vast majority of muslims (sunni and not wahabi who class themselves as sunni).

  83. I celebrate Shab-e-baraat / Meelad-un-nabi (saw) /Gyarwee Shareef /Esaale sawaab etc .
    Is this practise bidat .

    Habib (South Africa)

  84. I’d like to make a point, not relating to this article but to those who wrote in response to it.
    There is no excuse not to pronounce the forth letter of the Arabic alphabet incorrectly as I have heard abundantly amongst the sub-continent people. It is very frustrating seeing people write “hadees” The word hadees does not exist. It is hadeeth. We focus mainly on the strength of the hadeeth and where it is located when we cannot even pronounce the word hadeeth correctly.
    Brothers and sisters please study the Arabic letters correctly as this will, in turn, perfect our recitation of the wholy Quran inshallah.
    May Allah be pleased with us all and forgive our major and minor sins.

  85. Thank you for posting this, it has helped me realise how important this night us and what I should be doing. Thank you.

  86. well i just started reading the article hoping to learn something about the event instead in the very starting lines i read ‘sunni muslims’ and realized the author is too biased to have an open mind about this and the authenticity of your whole article was lost..please stop these divisions..all muslims are brothers..this is not what our relegion teaches us..please

  87. yeh pakode kabhi nahi sudhrenge ……..what is right …what is wrong ….only rasol allah sallam knows…….. without rasool allah sallam no one can find allah s.w.t…

  88. 15th Shabaan is Shab e Barat! Proof form Sahih Hadith
    Hadith# 1
    It is related by Muaz bin Jabal that the Blessed Prophet ( ) said: Allah looks at His creation in “the night of mid-Sha`ban” and He forgives all His creation.except for a mushrik (idolater) or a mushahin (one bent on hatred).[Ibn Hibban, Sahih,ed.
    Shu`ayb Arna’ut Vol 012: Hadith 5665] Hadith# 2
    Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As Allah’s Messenger ( ) said, Allah, the Exalted andGlorious looks down on “the middle night of Sha’ban” and forgives all His creation except two people, the mushahin and the murderer.[Musnad Ahmad Vol 003, Hadith No. 6353] Hadith# 3
    Narrated by Abu Musa al-Ash’ari Allah’s Messenger ( ) said, Allah, the Exalted and Glorious looks down on “the middle night of Sha’ban” and forgives all His creation. except a polytheist or one who is mushahin.
    [Sunan Ibn Maja Vol 002, Hadith Number 1380] Hadith#4
    It is related by Abu Thalaba that the Blessed Prophet ( ) said: On the 15th night of Shabaan, Allah looks over at his creation and forgives all the believers except for the one who begrudges and hates. He leaves them in
    their enmity.
    [Bayhqi, Tafsir ad-Dar al-Manthur Under the Verse 44:3] Hadith#5
    Imran bin Husain (ra) reported Allah’s Messenger ( ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ ) having said to him or to someone else: Did you fast in the “Middle of Sha’ban?” He said: No. Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: If you did not observe fast, then you should observe fast for two days.
    [Muslim Book 006, Number 2607]

    *Hadith Number 2*

    عن‏ ‏أبي موسى الأشعري ‏عن رسول الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏إن الله ليطلع في ليلة النصف من شعبان فيغفر لجميع خلقه إلا لمشرك أو مشاحن

    Translation: Narrated by Abu Musa al-Ash’ari Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, Allah, the Exalted and Glorious looks down on “the middle night of Sha’ban” and forgives all His creation. except a polytheist or one who is mushahin. [Sunan Ibn Maja Volume 002, Hadith Number 1380]

  89. want d reference of dis hadith.

    » Hazrat Ayesha (Radhi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) Se Marwi Hai Ke Huzoor (Sallallahu Alaihay Wasallam) Ne Farmaya, “Shaban Ki Nisf Raat Me Saal Me Paida Hone Aur Fout Hone Walon, Baais-e-Rifat Nek Aamal Aur Rizq Ke Asbab Likh Diye Jaate Hai”.

  90. Sister lubna, This hadith has no source mentioned i.e whether it is bukhari,muslim etc. so it is a weak hadith. Neither has the Prophet (S.a.w) mentioned anything about shab e baraat in this hadith. So it does not in any way indicate that muslims should observe shab e baraat.
    Any new addition to islamic rules is bidaah. You can see it for yourself in this hadith:
    The Prophet (S.A.W.) said: “You must keep to my Sunnah and of the Sunnah of the rightly-guided Caliphs, cling to it firmly. Beware of newly invented matters, for every new matter is an innovation and every innovation is misleading” [Reported by Abu Dawud and authenticated by Al-Albani].

  91. how do u say tat tis night is so special?show me any authentic hadith or any verse of the Holy Quran reqarding tis night…

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