Shab-e-Barat, the Night of Forgiveness is being observed today on 15 Sha’ban in Pakistan with religious fervour.
Shab-e-Barat holds immense significance among Muslims. The night is celebrated every year in the mid of Shaban-on the night between the 14th and 15th of Sha’ban.
What Is Shab-E-Barat?
In South Asia, Nisf Shaban is known as Shab-e-Barat. In Arabic, it is called Lailatul Barat. In Indonesia, it is called Nisfu Syaban. It is called Berat Kandili in Malaysia and Turkey.
Muslims considered Shab-e-Barat as a night of forgiveness. Muslims especially prayer the whole night to seek the blessings of Allah almighty and ask forgiveness from him.
Shaban is the eighth month of the holy Islamic calendar. According to sources,
Aishah bint Abu Bakr (R.A.) reported that:
“The Messenger of Allah did not fast in any month of the year more than he did in Shaban. He used to fast all of Shaban.” (An-Nasai: 2180)
Cricket Fraternity Extends Shab-e-Barat Greetings:
However, the entire cricket fraternity has extended greetings and prayed for all those who are going through tough times.
#Shab_E_Barat Mubarak to all of you.
May Allah SWT forgive all of us. May Allah ease the worries of those who are going through tough times. May Allah bless us all with his mercy. Aameen pic.twitter.com/VXNoYsZkN3
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) March 29, 2021
Babar Azam wrote, “This Shab-e-Barat, the night of blessings, remember us and everyone around you in your special prayers. May Allah bless you with health, protection, happiness and love for the whole year.”
This Shab-e-barat, the night of blessings, remember us and everyone around you in your special prayers. May Allah bless you with health, protection, happiness and love for the whole year.#Shab_E_Barat pic.twitter.com/BAVxcHXQ8w
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) March 29, 2021
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) March 29, 2021
#ShabeBaraat #thenighthofforgiveness #thenightofpeace #thenightofblessings
May Allah forgive us all on this blessed night of Forgiveness….The night of Shab-E-Barat.
May Allah forgive all our sins & bestow his blessings upon us Ameen pic.twitter.com/Vr9oeZleX7
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) March 29, 2021
On this auspicious night, people tend to distribute sweets and other delicacies to each other. People also pray to Allah Almighty in the congregation. Men visit graveyards and pray for the departed souls. Mosques and homes are decorated as well.
Fasting in Shaban is not a Farz. However, some people keep fast on 15th Shaban as nafl worship. Fasting in Shaban is Sunnah.