Muslims across the country will be observing the sacred night of Shab-e-Barat on Tuesday evening (March 7).

This is the night when devotees call on the the Almighty (SWT) for forgiveness, while also forgiving their brethren for any trespass of the past. It is narrated that Hazrat Aisha (RA), the truthful, stated that the Holy Prophet Muhammed (SAW) asked: “Do you know what happens on this night?” meaning the middle night of Shabaan (that is, Shab-e- Barat). She submitted: “O Messenger of Allah, what happens in it?” He replied: “In it record is made of every human being who will be born, and of every human being who will pass away in the coming year. In it their deeds are taken up to heaven and in it their provisions are sent down.” (Baihaqi). The Holy Prophet also said that the Almighty, Glorious and Exalted is He, descends to the first heaven, on this night. According to Imam Nawawi, there are five sacred nights when supplications are answered, one of them being the night of the 15th of Shabaan.

Traditionally, on this night, in many Mosques, after Maghrib Salah, 3×2 (6) Nafil rakaats are prayed with Surah Yaseen being prayed after each set of 2 rakaats: for health & long life, then for protection from evil & calamities and then for an increase in sustenance. Visiting the graveyard on this night is also recommended.

The management and staff of the Laudium Sun take this opportunity to wish all Muslims a most blessed Shab-e Barat, and also humbly ask each of you for your forgiveness, if inadvertently, we have offended any one of you in any way. We also request that you keep us in your kind prayers on this auspicious night.