“The 15th Shaban”, a night that is considered as “Maafi ki Raat” for Muslims in the whole world. Muslims offer different prayers, such as
❖ Hajat k Nawafil
❖ Sulat e Tasbeeh
❖ Sulate Touba
❖ Sulat ul Khair (the prayer to attain Goodness)
❖ Qaza -e- Umeri
❖ Sulat for the protection of Iman
All these above-mentioned Shabe Barat Nawafal have different methods and different “Duas’” to recite in them.
Shab e Barat Tasbihaat
Same as many “Tasbihaat” are also famous to read at this night to get the more blessings of Allah Almighty, such as
|Astagfar||as many times as you can|
|Aayat e Kareema||at least 100 times|
|Durood-E- Pak||at least 1000 times|
|Surah Ikhlas||100 times|
|Ayatul Kursi||100 times|
|Pehla Kalma Tayyab||100 times|
“Shab e Barat” which Means
The night of repentance which is meant to be conveyed when the term “Shab e Barat” is translated literally. It is known by a variety of names in many other cultures all over the globe, such as:
➔ Cheragh e Barat
➔ Barat Night
➔ Berat Kandili
➔ Nisfu Syaaban.
As a result of the many blessings that come with the night, it is considered to be one of the purest nights in Islam. People will fast and pray throughout the night in order to make up for the sins and crimes of their forebears and save them from the pits of hell.
History of Shab e Barat
The history of this night is Muhammad al Mahdi, the 12th Imam of Muslims, was born on the 15th of Shaban. Since then, this day is celebrated as his birthday. The other belief is that Allah saved the Prophet Noah’s Ark from a disastrous and life-ending flood on the 15th of Shaban.
According to a hadith, on the 15th of Shaban, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was ordered by Allah Almighty to visit Jannatul Baqi and prayed in the graveyard for his family members. Following the same pattern and gesture of the Holy Prophet, Muslims would visit their loved ones’ graves and seek forgiveness for their departed.
Significance of Shab e Barat
Each year, Shab-e-Barat falls on the 15th of the Shuban month, smack dab in the middle of the month. As well as the 15th Shuban is celebrated all through the night of the 14th Shuban (which begins at the setting sun).
Muslims consider that during the night of Shabe Barat, the fate of all living beings is being determined by Allah S.w.t. Not only that but last year’s actions are turned in as well. That’s why a lot of Muslims beg and perform Shabe Barat Nawafsl to Allah S.w.t for compassion and forgiveness on this night since it’s considered one of Allah’s favours. As it is considered the “Night of Forgiveness”, Shab e Barat is another name for this festival.
The daytime celebrations and merriment begin even before the nighttime rituals and Holy Quran recitations begin. Geographical variety and local customs influence how Muslims throughout the globe observe this event.
On the eve of Shab e Barat, it is stated that Allah will review the deeds of each individual first from the previous year and will utilise those deeds to decide the path that their lives would take in the year to come or not.
Some Muslims believe that in order to offer the evening prayer known as Shab e Barat, the person praying must already be in the habit of praying at that time of day. In Islam, a religious innovation known as a Bidah is looked down upon very harshly and, if carried out, is considered a grave transgression.
Shab e Barat ki Nafil Namaz
It is a faith of Muslims that each person’s fate will be written by Allah Almighty on the night of Shab e Barat, including whether or not they will survive for another year ahead. To ensure one’s wishes are granted, one’s life is prolonged, one is protected from adversity or miseries and one is blessed monetarily, every Muslim should perform Shabe Barat Nawafil.
Shabe Barat Nawafil
There is a variety of nawafil that Muslims performed and each nawafil prefers a different method of presentation. The detail of these Shabe Barat Nawafal on the night of forgiveness is given below
Six Rakats Shabe Barat Nawafil
There are three distinct prizes that are up for grabs throughout the whole of the six rakats nawafil that are being offered. One must do worship that is comparable to six rakats, and at the conclusion of each of those rakats, he or she must recite either the Surah Yaseen once or the Surah Ikhlas twenty-one times.
In order to gain these blessings, one must fulfill these requirements. Following that, the “Dua for Nisf Shabaan” should be repeated in its entirety. The first two rakats are uttered in order to pray for long life, followed by prayers for protection from disaster, and then prayers for financial wealth as the last Rakat.
Ten Rakats Shabe Barat Nawafal
You need to do the nawafil prayer 10 times in order for Allah to forgive you for your sins, and the nawafil prayer is broken up into Rakats. After reciting Surah Fatiha eleven times, you will next be required to recite Surah Ikhlas eleven times for each Rakat of this prayer.
Also, once you have finished your ten Rakats, pray to Allah and ask him to bless you and pardon you for any wrongdoings you may have committed.
Two Rakats Shabe Barat Nawafal
On this night of forgiveness, you should have your niyyat ready for two Rakat nawafil. After you have finished reading Surah Fatiha, read Ayat-ul-kursi only once, and then read Surah Ikhlas fifteen times. Then, after saying the salaam, repeat the passage from Darood e Pak one hundred times while praying for good fortune.
Shab e Barat Nawafil after Maghrib
You are entitled to make six Shabe Barat Nawafil between Maghrib and Isha, two of which should be for long life, two for keeping away from doing evil, and the other two for avoiding becoming subservient to other people.
Shab e Barat Nawafil after Isha
It’s possible to do Salat ul Khair following the Isha prayer. This namaz is performed ten times reciting Surah Fatiha and after that reciting Surah Ikhlas at least one hundred times. The purpose of the provision of these Shabe Barat Nawafal is to bring about righteousness in your entire life.
How to Offer Sulat-e-Tasbeeh(Forgiveness Prayer)
These Shabe Barat Nawafal are performed in four rakats at a time and can be offered after Maghrib. However, it is preferred Isha prayer.
Shab e Barat k Nawafil ka Tarika
Here are the steps for performing the forgiveness prayer.
Before starting the namaz you just need to make niyyat for these Shabe Barat Nawafil. Recite this given below tasbih 15 times, after starting prayer and reciting the Sana.
“Subhaan Allahi Wal Hamdulillahi Wa Laa ilaha illal Laahu Wallahu Akbar“
As soon as you have recited Surah Fatiha and another Surah, recite this tasbih again 10 times.
Now you can go for Rukuh and during Rukuh, after saying a recommended prayer, recite the tasbih 10 times.
The tasbih is recited 10 times after standing from Rukuh.
As soon as glorifications are completed, recite ten times the Tasbih.
The tasbih should be recited ten times in the Jalsa (between the sajda).
During the second Sajdah, recite the tasbih 10 times once more.
The above-mentioned seven steps should be repeated for all four Rakat to complete the forgiveness prayer. You must need to count the tasbih to 300.
Considerations to Keep in Mind While Performing this Salah.
It needs to keep some important instructions in mind during performing these special Shabe Barat Nawafal.
● Avoid counting loudly or using a tasbih or counting on fingers.
● Recommendations for counting are to press a finger and keep it in mind as a reminder.
● Sometimes, it is not easy to remind the counting but it is a practice to make your focus on salah which will surely start affecting your heart and soul.
Try to maintain as much focus on the praying as you can in your mind. The tasbih, when used in the salah, will present you with a transcendent dimension that is unrivaled in its magnitude and will begin to purify your heart gradually but ultimately.
It is recommended that when reciting the tasbih, one continuously recall the blessings and blessings bestowed upon them by Allah. This is due to the fact that the tasbih’s primary focus is the adoration of Allah and His bounties.
Shabe e Barat ki Dua
In this night, along with Shabe Barat Nawafil, special Dua’s events are also organized in mosques. The special Dua of Shabe Barat is:
To sum up, the 15th of Shaban is a magnificent night to seek forgiveness for sins, as well as to seek blessings. Therefore, male Muslims around the world spent their whole night in mosques and female Muslims stay awake in their homes. They recite the Holy Quran, offer special Shabe Barat Nawafal, recite tasbihaat, and make special dua for the prosperity of their upcoming life.