P.S. 15th Sha’ban is on the eve of Saturday May 20th and fast on the day of Sunday May, 21st 2016.
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Warning: A little long but worth reading it, please read till the bottom. Shukran
The recommended Dua for this 15th night is:
: أَعُوْذُ بِعَفْوِكَ مِنْ عِقَابِكَ وَأَعُوْذُ بِرِضَاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْكَ لَاأُحْصِيْ ثَنَاءً عَلَيْكَ أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ
(O’ Allah) I take refuge in your forgiveness from your punishment, and I take refuge in your pleasure from your anger and I take refuge in you from you. I cannot praise you as you ought to be praised. You are as you have praised yourself. (Shuabul Imaan)
The Significance of Sha‘ban
By Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah
Sha‘ban, the eighth Islamic month is second only to Ramadan in virtue, blessings and greatness. It is due to this virtue and greatness that the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam used to emphasise its importance not only verbally but practically too.
‘A’ishah radhiyallahu ‘anha narrates, “Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam used to fast till we would say that he would never stop fasting and he would abandon fasting till we would say that he would never fast. I never saw Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam fasting for a whole month except the month of Ramadan and did not see him fasting in any month more than in the month of Sha‘ban .” (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawuf, Nasa’i)
‘A’ishah radhiyallahu ‘anha narrates, “Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam used to fast the (whole) month of Sha‘ban except for a few days.” (Nasa’i)
Usamah radhiyallahu ‘anhu asked, “O Rasulullah! I do not see you fasting in any month as much as in Sha‘ban .” He replied, “It is a month people are negligent of between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which deeds are raised towards the Lord of the worlds. Therefore, I like my deeds to be raised whilst I am fasting.” (Nasa’i)
Fifteenth (15th) of Sha‘ban
Amongst the days and nights of Sha‘ban there is one night called Laylat-al-Bara’at or Shabe Bara’at, a night noted for its great blessings and virtues. The Glorious Qur’an describes it as the blessed night.
Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night. (44:3)
According to ‘Ikrimah radhiyallahu ‘anhu and a group of mufassirin the ‘blessed night’ referred to in this verse is the fifteenth night of Sha‘ban.
Fortunate indeed are those who attain the full blessings and benefits of this night by spending it in performing good and refraining from evil. One must strive his utmost to attend to ‘ibadah (worship) in this auspicious night as this night indeed is a great favour of Allah Taala for the believers. There are a number of ahadith in regard to this night….
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Read & Benefit. Please also pass into others to allow them to benefit. JazakAllah
You can also refer to article written by Mufti Taqi Usmani DB
For more proofs etc see article by Mawlana Mohammad Abbasoomer
Forgiveness on Laylatul Bara’ah
The night of Bara’ah (emancipation), the 15th night of Sha’baan is indeed a significant and blessed night. On this night, Allah Ta’ala showers His servants with special and divine mercy. It is recorded in the Ahadith that all Muslims are forgiven on this night besides the following:
2. Those who harbour enmity against others
3. Those who consume alcohol
4. Those who disobey their parents
5. Those who commit murder
6. Those who sever family ties
7. Those who wear their trousers, kurtas, lungis, etc. below their ankles
We should, at this time, take stock of ourselves. Are we of those that will be deprived of Allah’s mercy on this night due to our evil actions? If we find ourselves guilty of the above evil actions then we need to rectify ourselves
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR THE NIGHT OF BARA’AH:
Salaah– Salaah is the most preferred form of Ibadah for this night. It should be noted that there is no particular number of Rakaats to be read on this night.
Tilaawat– The recitation of the Holy Quran is very beneficial on this night.
Zikr– Engage in the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala with the tongue and heart.
Dua– The greatest benefit one can draw from the blessings of this night is through Dua and supplication.
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