Shab-e-Barat 2018 in Isalm:
Shab-e-Barat is celebrated on the night of 14 and 15 Shaban of Lunar Islam Calender, it is also obsereved as a Holiday for Muslim Community around the World. Shab-e-Barat is Celebrated in India on May 1, while India is also Celebrating the Holiday for May 1, which is observed as Labour Day or Mahrashtra Day.
Shab-e-Barat marks the midway of Shaban which comes 15 days before the Auspicious months of Fasts Ramadan. Shab-e-Barat was celebrated on 2017 around 10 days earlier.
What does it Mean of Shab-e-Barat?
Shab-e-Barat is an Arabic word which means Forgivesness, while in Middle East Shab-e-Barat is refered as Laylat-al-Bara’at. It is considered as the Night of Forgiveness in which God (Allah) forgives Sinners, and write their destinies for the forthcoming year taking account their sins and their bad deeds that happened in the past year sinner ask their mercy for any transgressions.
Shab-e-Barat is also widely known for worshippers to offer prayers on behalf of their deceased ones. On the occasion of Shab-e-Barat across the world Mulsim communities fast on the day after Shab-e-Barat or hand over food and help their neaigbours and poor for the sake of Sawab.
Shab-e-Barat 2018 Date in India is May 1, night which comes on the Wedneday in India. It is also commorated or celebrated by Shia Muslims as the Birth Anniversary of Mohammmed Al-Mahdi.
Shab-e- Barat History?
Meaning of Shab-b-Barat is ‘the night of commission or assignment’, it is also called in Arabic as Lailatul Bara’at, meaning the night of emancipation. In the subcontinent, Shab-e-barat is observed as the night when Allah writes fortune of all the living people for the coming year.
The observance of Shab-e-Barat has a special significance. If someone prays to Allah throughout the night and asks for His forgiveness, he can expect that all his sins will be forgiven.
Houses, Graveyards and streets are illuminated by candles or electric lights on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat. It is said in the hadith that at night on 15 Shaban, the Prophet (Sm) paid a visit to the Jannatul Bak’i Graveyard to pray for the salvation of the souls of the deceased and he told Ummul Mumenin Ayesha (R) to pray to Allah on this night.
It is optional for Muslims to observe fasting on the day. There is, however, no mention of Shab-e-barat in the Muslim’s Holy Book Quran. But In QURAN SuraH Dukhan mentions about Laila Mubaraka, which, according to the opinion of some among the persons who developed expertise in interpreting the Quran and the Hadith, is Shab-e-barat. [Muhammad Asadullah Al-Ghalib]
Although not mentioned directly in the Qur’an, two verses are sometimes ascribed to 15 Shaban :
“Indeed, We sent it down during a blessed night. Indeed, We were to warn [mankind]. On that night is made distinct every precise matter-“[Quran 44:3–4]
According to Tafsir Ibn Kathir, the more correct interpretation of this blessed night been attributed to another Islamic holy night, Laylat al-Qadr, based on additional verses.
The “Shab-e-Brat” or “night of decree” is considered the holiest night of the year, as Muslims believe the first revelation of the Holy book Qoran was sent down to Prophet Muhammad on this night.
It occurs on an odd-numbered night during the last 10 days of Ramadan – the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th. Fasting is obligatory for every adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating.
The fast is from dawn to sunset, with a pre-dawn meal known as suhur and sunset meal called iftar.