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Shab e Barat – Things To Do on the Night of 15th Shaban

Since we have been receiving a lot of queries on the importance of Shab e Barat, its status in Islam and how to make full use of it, therefore a brief post is being added that will list the Do’s and Dont’s of Shab e Barat in the light of Sunnah.

For detailed references on each of the points mentioned below, you may refer to the following links:

1) 7 Log Jinki Shab e Barat Main Bhi Maghfirat Nahi Hoti (Audio Bayan)

2) Shab e Baraat Kay Aamaal (Short Audio – Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Akhtar Sahab RA)

3) Shab e Barat Ki Fazeelat Aur Sunnat Tareeqa (Audio Bayan)

4) Shab e Barat Ki Fazeelat (Book by Mufti Abdur Rauf Skaharvi Sahab Db)

5) The Merits of Shabaan and the Night of Bara’ah (by Mufti Taqi Usmani Sahab Db)

Do’s and Dont’s of Shab e Barat:

1) 15th Night of Shaban or Shab e Barat, as it is known, is one of the blessed nights in the Islamic calender.

2) Make sure that you offer all the prayers in the masjid with Jamat. (This should be done on other days as well)

3) Make use of this blessed night by involving your self in individual nafl prayers. That includes recitation of quran, any zikr, nafl salah and most importantly, Dua!

4) Make as much dua as possible for the Ummah and for yourself.

5) There is no fixed or particular prayer for this night therefore stay away from any such gatherings where Nafl prayers are being offerd in Jamat. Allah(SWT) has granted us this night to get in touch with him personally and individually. We should value this opportunity and avoid gatherings.

6) It is not mandatory at all to stay up the whole night. Pray as much as you can conveniently. After that go to sleep and make sure you offer Fajr Salah in time in the Masjid.

7) You may also visit the graves of your loved ones, as it was done by our beloved Prophet(SAW) as well. However, it is not mandatory. Also, keeping in mind the sort of gatherings that take place at graveyards in these nights, it is sometimes better not to visit as one might get involved in sins.

8 ) Dua is the true essense of this night. Involve yourself in as much dua as you can

Things to be avoided on Shab e Barat:

1) Stay away from Bidat (innovations in religion that are not proven from the Prophet or his Sahaba). Stick to the simple straight path, i-e the Sunnah.

2) Shab e Baraat has nothing to do with Halwa, Fireworks and other such non-sense.

3) Farz Salah is of much greater importance than any Nafl Prayer. Therefore make sure that we do not stay up so late that we end up missing the Fajr Salah.

7 Types of People Who Will Not Be Forgiven Even on Shab e Baraat

Following are the types of people who, according to hadith, will not be forgiven even on the blessed night of Shab e Barat (if they do not repent).

However, if someone repents from these sins, then Allah(SWT) is all merciful and will surely forgive him.

1) Mushrik (those who associate partners with Allah).

2) The one who cuts off the ties of kinship (qata’ rehmi).

3) The one who covers his ankles with pants, shalwar or any other garment coming from the top (for men only)

4) The one who is disobedient towards his parents

5) The one who drinks Alcohol

6) The one who kills an innocent Muslim.

7) The one who keeps Keena (enmity) or nourishes malice in his heart for other Muslims.

Shab e Barat Ki Fazeelat Aur Aamaal (in Urdu)

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Sunnah Method of Istikhara

Note: Sunnah is to do Istikhara yourself. We do not perform Istikhara for others.

Sunnah Method of Istikhara Dua

Sunnah Method of Istikhara Dua

Sunnah Method of Istikhara Dua

Listen to a detailed Audio Lecture on the Sunnah of Istikhaara,  

Istikhara ki Haqeeqat by Hazrat Maulana Mehboob Elahi Sahab Db


The Sunnah of Istikharah 

It is narrated from Hazrat Jaabir () that Rasulullah () used to teach us the dua of istikharah for important matters in the same manner as he used to teach us the Surahs of the Qur’aan.

He () used to say, ”When you intend doing any important work, then read two rakaats nafl salaat and thereafter read this dua.” (which is mentioned below) (Bukhari-pg. 944)

Rasulullah () once remarked to Anas () “O Anas! When you are undecided with regards to any matter, then seek counsel from your Rabb and do this seven times. Thereafter, whatever decision prevails in your heart regard it to be beneficial.” (Shaami-Vol.1, pg. 507)

Note: It is not necessary that one sees a dream or hears a voice. Asking another person to make Istikhaarah on one’s behalf is not substantiated from any hadith. To make Mashwarah (consultation) with someone else is Sunnat.

It has been mentioned in the hadith that whomsoever makes Mashwarah  will never regret and whomsoever makes Istikhaarah will never be unsuccessful.

If one does not get the opportunity to perform Salaatul Istikhaarah and needs to make Istikhaarah urgently, then reciting the dua of Istikhaarah only will suffice. If one has not learnt the dua of Istikhaarah then one should recite this concise dua:

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Detailed Dua of Istikhara

sunnah istikhara dua

sunnah istikhara duaAt this point you will bring to mind the matter for which you are making istikharah.

Trans: O Allah, I ask you of good through Your knowledge, and ability through Your power, and beg (Your favour) out of your infinite bounty. For surely You have power, I have none. You know all, I know not. You are the great knower of all unseen things.

O Allah, if in Your knowledge this matter is good for my faith, for my livelihood, and for the consequences of my affairs then ordain it for me and make it easy for me and bless me there in. But, if in Your knowledge this matter is bad for my faith, for my livelihood, and for the consequences of my affairs, then turn it away from me, and turn me away from it and ordain for me the good wherever it be, and cause me to be pleased therewith.

After having recited this dua, adopt that aspect  towards which the heart is inclined.

Allahu Allah Allahu Allah

Ashaar of Hazrat Khwaja Azizul Hassan Majzoob R.A (Khalifa of Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi R.A) read by Hazrat e Aqdas Maulana Mehboob Elahi Sahab Db.

These Ashaar of filled with the love and zikr of Allah(SWT) and the beautiful voice of Hazrat Shaykh Db makes them even more heart touching.

Allahu Allah Allahu Allah


Majlis e Zikr – Nabi e Kareem(SAW) Ki Ittiba Aur Buzurgo Ki Nisbat Ka Lehaaz

Majlis e Zikr(06-Feb-2011) by Hazrat e Aqdas Maulana Mehboob Elahi Sahab Db  has been added to

Title: Nabi e Kareem(SAW) Ki Ittiba Aur Buzurgo Ki Nisbat Ka Lehaaz

Date: Sunday 1432 – 03 Rabiyul Awwal – 06-Feb-2011