What is Shab-e-Barat?

Shab e Barat also known as Laylat al-Baraa’ah is celebrated as Night of Forgiveness. 

When is Shab-e-Barat celebrated?

Shab-e-Barat is celebrated on the 15th night of Shabaan, which is the 8th month of Islamic Calendar. This year it will be celebrated on 28th of March night.

Night Of Shab-e-Barat 

The reason for this special night to attain its name of Laylat al-Bara’ah, meaning the Night of Salvation, Seeking Freedom from Azaab and Calamity

About Month of Shaban

Shabaan is the 8th month of Islamic Calendar. This month is a month of asking forgiveness from Allah and ask for his blessings.

About Shab-e-Barat

Shab-e-Baraat is a vessel for Mercy, Blessing, Benefit, Pardon and Forgiveness that descends upon the people of the earth. 

About Shab-e-Barat

On this great night, Allah Ta’ala descends to the first heaven and proclaims, “Is there anyone who seeks forgiveness so that I may forgive him? Is there anyone who seeks sustenance so that I may grant him sustenance? Is there anyone who seeks freedom from his problems so that I may remove his problems?” This announcement continues until the break of dawn.

Shab-e-Barat Hadith

In Tirmidhi Hadith: 739, Hazrat Aishah (R.A.) narrated that: ".... He (S.A.W.) said: 'Indeed Allah, Mighty and Sublime is He, descends to the lowest Heavens during the night of the middle of Shaban, to grant forgiveness to more than the number of hairs on the sheep of (Banu) Kalb.'" 

15th Shaban Fasting

One should also try to fast on the 15th of Shabaan as this is the Sunnah of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). It is also better to fast both on the 14th and 15th (if possible) so that one would enter the blessed night of Shab-e-Baraat in a state of fasting.

Shab-e-Barat Namaz

1) For Long Life  Read 2 rakaahs of Nafil then Surah Yasin then dua Nisf Shab'aan with niyyah (intention)

Shab-e-Barat Namaz

2) For Protection from Calamities and misfortunes  Read 2 rakaahs of Nafil then Surah Yasin then Dua Nisf Shab'aan reading with niyyah (intention) for Protection from Calamities.

Shab-e-Barat Namaz

3) For for the incrememt of {rizk}subsistence / not being Needy except to Allah Read 2 rakaahs of Nafil then Surah Yasin then dua Nisfu Shab'aan with the niyyat (intention) should be for not being needy to anyone except Allah.


This special prayer, by the blessing of Allah Almighty, will give you a healthy and prosperous life for the coming year, Inshallah.