The 15th night of Shabaan – Shab-E-Barat

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The month of Shabaan was referred to by our Prophet (S.A.W) as being “my month”. During this month Prophet P.B.U.H used to fast more than in any month besides the month of Ramadhan.

The 15th night of Shabaan is known as Laylatul-Baraat. In significance, this night comes next after Laylatul-Qadr (27th night of Ramadhan).

Our Prophet P.B.U.H is reported to have said: “People are not aware of the excellence of the month of Shabaan. In this month the actions of people are presented to Allah, I wish my actions to be presented before Allah whilst l am fasting”.

Book Of Deeds
At sunset on the 15th night of Shabaan, the book of deeds for the past year is closed and stored until the Day of Qiyaamah (Reckoning). At the same time a new book of records is started. The Malaaikah (Angels) in charge of Births, Deaths, Livelihood are given their instructions by Almighty Allah. These instructions are then carried out at the given times.

The 14th, 15th and 16th of Sbabaan should be days of fasting and the nights spent in Duaa and seeking repentance for our sins.

Hazrat Ali R.A has said, “O people spend the 15th night of Shabaan in the worship of Allah and keep fast on the 15th day. On this night Allah spreads His mercy and calls out:
‘Is there anyone who seeks sustenance that I may grant him?’
‘Is there anyone who seeks forgiveness that I may forgive him?’
‘Is there anyone who seeks cure from illness that I may cure him?’

The call of Allah continues until dawn (Subha Sadiq)

One should also try to do as many good deeds as possible on this night and in this month, some examples are:

  • Seek Pardon
  • Visit to the cemetery
  • Salaat-ut-Tasbeeh
  • Namaaz-e-awabeen
  • Tahajjud namaz
  • Salat-ul-khair

Please read attached PDF for full details. Please remember us in your prayers.

Jazakallah (A special thank you) to the author of the pamphlet.


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6 Responses to “The 15th night of Shabaan – Shab-E-Barat”

  1. is it not the 13th 14th and 15th fast more commonly known as ayyaam-e-bees? I think?

  2. To be honest Lyra I do not know but your probably right – could you please tell us how u know and why it is called ayyaam-bees?

  3. I was simply asking cos it is a sunnat of the prophet to fast on the 13th 14th and 15th of every month and this is called ayyaam-e-bees. I have read this in a few hadith which ones i cant say from the top of my head but i am certain one of them is from the nasa’i kitab.

  4. 13th, 14th and 15th of every month which are known as Ayyaamul beedh. (Maraaqiul Falaah pg.350; Darrul Mukhtaar vol.2 pg.375; Aalamgiri vol.1 pg.201). One who observes these fasts every month will be rewarded as if he fasted his entire lifetime. (Musnad Ahmad vol.5 pg.140, 252; Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith762; Sahih ibn Khuzaymah Hadith2128). However, the 13th of the month of Dhul-Hijjah is excluded. (Imdaadul Fataawa)

    These are references from a website as to where certain hadith regarding these 3 days can be found.

  5. Jazakallah for your very thorough reply Lyra, keep up the good work!

  6. There is no real dalil for this, many scholars consider this Barat day a bidah.

    Its only practised by some of the elderly in the Asian community.

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