Fadhaail e Shab Baraat
Author: MUFTI HAFIDH SYED ZIAUDDIN NAQSHBANDI,
Professor of Islamic Law JAMIA NIZAMIA, Founder of Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Centre
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>> Introduction
>> Sha’abaan is the month of Durud
>> Sha’abaan is My month
>> Sha’abaan – month of forgiveness of sins
>> Superiority of Sha’abaan over other months
>> Sha’abaan and the preparations of the Sahabah
>> Fasting in the month of Sha’abaan
>> The excellence of Shab Baraat – in the light of the Hadith and the Traditions
>> "Lailatul Mubarakah" in the light of the Tafseer
>> One final explanation
>> Interpretation by Shah Abdul Aziz (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
>> A beautiful explanation by Hadhrat Muhaddith-e-Deccan (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
>> Radiance on Ka’aba
>> Shab Bara'at – Night of forgiveness
>> Those sins which stop forgiveness even in Shab Bara'at Mushrik and adulterous woman
>> Those who hold the wrong 'Aqida and those who disobey their parents
>> Those who break relationships with relatives and adulterous women will not be forgiven
>> In Shab Bara'at 300 doors of mercy are opened wide
>> Decision of life and death and Rizq in Shab Bara'at
>> Shab Bara'at – The Prophet's worship and prayer
>> Staying awake in Shab Bara'at and spending the night in prayer
>> The prayer of Shab Bara'at is not rejected
>> The worship of Shab Bara'at – Assurance of the life of the heart
>> Special Nafl and prayers of Shab Bara'at
>> Reward of 20 accepted Hajj and 20 years of fasting
>> Salaat Ut Tasbeeh in Shab Bara'at
>> Shab Baraat and visiting graves
>> Visiting graves makes a person religious
>> Visiting graves and women
>> Prohibition of fireworks in Shab Bara'at
>> Stay away from Unislamic things, especially in Shab Bara'at

 
 
A beautiful explanation by Hadhrat Muhaddith-e-Deccan (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)

A beautiful explanation by Hadhrat Muhaddith-e-Deccan (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)

Hadhrat Muhaddith-e-Deccan writes about the excellence and superiority of Shab Baraat:
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) has named Shab Baraat as “the blessed night” (Lailatul Mubarakah) and the Holy Quran was revealed in this night.  The same has been said about Shab Qadr.

The fact is that the decision to reveal the Holy Quran was made in Shab Baraat and in Shab Qadr, the Holy Quran was brought to the skies of this world in Shab Qadr.  Then in 23 years in this world it was revealed bit by bit.  This blessed night comes on the 15th of Shabaan.  Every night in the last portion of the night, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) graces the skies of this world with His presence.  In Shab Baraat, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) does so from the sunset itself. 

This night, the flowers of Wisaal ( Lit. union) and Qurb (closeness) of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) are showered on those are busy in praying. The heavens are decorated and their doors are left open.  Those who live in Jannah like the damsels of heaven etc. come out and watch those who worship Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).  The souls of the Prophets and the martyrs are very happy in their highest stations (A’ala ‘Illiyeen) i.e. the matters of this world (A’alam Nasut) are unveiled to the angels who live in the spiritual world (A’alam Malakut) like the death of somebody or the birth of somebody or somebody becoming rich or poor, healthy or ill, famine etc. the changing of power or government, in short everything is decided and given to those responsible.  The prayers of those who pray are accepted, those who ask for something are given what they ask for, those who strive for something are helped i.e. they are rewarded for their efforts.  The reward for obedience is given to the obedient.  The punishment of the sinners is reduced.  Honor (karamat) is given to those who love Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).

Then Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) declares the whole night that who is facing a difficulty that I may grant him (or her) comfort; who is the one who asks for forgiveness that I may grant him (or her) forgiveness; who asks for sustenance (Rizq) that I may grant it?

People think that when you obey Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala), you get less Rizq; but with obedience of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and with asking for forgiveness, the Rizq is increased.  Then I would say that the nature of human beings is also taken care of.  Even if somebody does not ask, even then Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) gives.  If you say that O Allah! Don’t give me food, even then this prayer will not be accepted.  Whatever is written in our fate will come to us.  If you don’t want to accept what is in your fate, then you will be forced to accept it. (Fadhaail Ramadhan Pg No: 23/24)
Reason for naming Lailatul Mubarakah:
Shab Baraat is a blessed night.  Each moment of Shab Baraat is filled with the blessings of the Majestic Lord Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and invites the blessings of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).  That night from the ‘Arsh of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) to the deepest point in the universe is enveloped in the Mercy of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).  That’s why, this why this night is called “Lailatul Mubarakah”

The author of Ruh AL Bayan, Shaykh Ismail Haqqi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) writes:

This night is a night of blessings because all blessings descend on those who do good deeds in this night and every grain from the ‘Arsh of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) to the deepest point in the universe receives the blessings of the beauty of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).

The reason for calling it Lailatul Bara’a:
The word “Bara’a” means to get freed.  In this blessed night, the sinners are given their freedom and the virtuous are given the glad tidings of closeness of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).  For this reason, this night is called Shab Baraat.

Those worshippers of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) who remain in His presence and devote themselves to Him with their whole being, they are given the certificate of acceptance of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) even in this sensory world:

When Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) raised his head after finishing his Salaat, he saw a green paper whose light was till the sky and on it was written: This is an assurance from the Powerful King to Umar Bin Abdul Aziz that is he is safe from the fire of Hell.
(Ruh Al Bayan, Vol 8, Pg No: 447)

 
 
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