Allaahumma Yaa Zal-manni wa laa yamunnu 'alayh, yaa Zal-jalaali wal-ikraam, yaa zat-tawli wal-'in'aam. Laa ilaaha illaaa Anta Zahrullaajiinaa, wa jaarul-mustajiiriina, wa Amaanulkhaa-'ifiin.
Allaahumma in kunta katabtanii 'indaka fii 'ummil-kitaabi shaqiyyan 'aw mahruuman 'aw matruudan 'aw muqattaran 'alayyna fir-rizqi famhu..
Allaahumma bi-fazlika shaqaawatii wa hirmaanii wa tardii waqtitaara rizqi, wa 'asbitnii 'indaka fii 'ummil-kitaabi sa'iidam-marzuuqammuwaffaqal-lil-khayraati, fa innaka qulta wa quwlukal-haqqu, fii kitaabikal-munzali, 'alaalisaani Nabiyyikal-Mursali, yamhullaahu maa yashaa-'u wa yusbitu wa 'indahuu 'ummul kitaab 'Ilaahi bit-tajallyil-'a-zami, fii laylatinnisfi min shahri sha'baanal-Mukarrami, 'allatii yufraqu fiihaa kullu 'amrin hakiiminw-wa yubramu, 'an takshifa 'annaa minal-balaaa-'i wal balwaaa-'i maa na'lamu wa maa laa na 'lamu, wa Anta bi-hii 'a'lam. Innaka Antal-'a'azzul-Akram. Wa sallalaahu ta'aalaa 'alaa sayyidinaa Muhammad-dinw-wa 'alaaa 'aalihii wa sahbihii wa sallama Wal-Hamdu lillaahi Rabbil-Aalameen.
The month of Shabaan is a most auspicious one.the Holy Prophet has referred to it as"MY MONTH" and during this month,HE used to fast more than in any other month besides Ramadaan.
The 15th night of Shabaan is known as SHAB-e-BARAAT,which is next to Lailatul Qadir (27th night of Ramadaan) in auspiciousness. The Holy Prophet is reported to have said: "People are not aware of the excellence of the month of Shabaan, the month that comes between the months of Rajab and Ramadaan. In this month, the action of the people are presented (to ALLAH).I wish my actions to be presented whilst I am fasting."
On this night which begins from Magrib salaah Azan, the AMAL NAMA (record book) of a person containing all his deeds of the past year are closed and kept away in preservation till the day of resurrection and new Record books are started. Also,on this night,the various angels in charge of births, deaths, etc, are brieffed and are assigned and instructed by ALMIGHTY ALLAH their various duties-the names and number of people who are to die during the coming year, births and the dates and times they are to take place during the coming year.
DEAR MUSLIM BROTHER AND SISTERS
The bountiful ALLAH in HIS infinite mercy has provided us with such an auspicious night so that we may take advantage of it and repent for our sins,and thus obtain HIS grace and favour.it is for us to take full advantage of this night and during this night, offer special prayers and repent sincerely for our past sins and ask for HIS forgiveness.
Hazret Ali has said: "o people, spend the 15th night of shabaan in divine worship and keep fast on the 15th day of shabaan. on this auspicious night, ALLAH spreads HIS mercy on the earth and calls out: 'IS THERE ANY WHO SEEKS CURE FROM ILLNESS THAT I MAY CURE HIM? Thus HE calls the needy ,and grants them their needs, up till dawn."
Also on this night the doors of mercy and forgiveness are opened wide,and those who sincerely grieve over and repent for thier past sins and seek forgiveness from ALLAH, are pardoned and forgiven by the grace of ALLAH, the mercy.
Hazret ABU BAKR said:"on the night of Shabaan, ALLAH spreads HIS mercy on the earth and pardons all the sinners except the Polytheist,the Hypocrites and those who harbour ill-feeling towards their brethren." (baihaqi)
Further,a special point must also be made to visit the cemetery on this night and spend a long time there,reading and praying for the deceased.
Finally,on the 13th,14th,and 15th of this month one must fast not only to end one's AMAL NAMA with a good deed and begin the new AMAL NAMA with a good deed, but also because the Holy Prophethas said : "O PEOPLE,LIGHTEN AND CLEANSE THY BIDIES BY WAY OF FASTING DURING SHABAAN,SO THAT IS SHALL BE EASY AND HELPFUL TO YOU FOR THE FASTING DURING RAMADAAN.WHO SO FASTS THREE DAYS DURING SHABAAN,ALL HIS PAST SINS ARE WIPED OFF."
"O ALLAH,GUIDES US TO THE RIGHT PATH AND GRANT US WISDOM TO DO WHAT THOU HAST ORDERED SO THAT WE MAY RECEIVE THY FAVOUR."
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Prayers ( Nafl) for Shab-e-BaraatShab-e-Baraat (Laylatul Nifsul Shaban) is the night when Allah the Almighty arranges the affairs of the following year. It is a night of worship and prayers for all Muslims. After sunset read 40 times "La Hawla walaa Quwwata illa Billahil-aliyil Azeem" with three times Durood Shareef before and after. It is mentioned that by reciting this, Almighty Allah will forgive forty years Nawafil for Shab-e-Baraat ( Special Prayers after Magrib / Esha - 6 rakaat Nafl prayer )
1. Read 6 rakaat Nafl prayer (2+2+2), after Magrib. After every two rakaats read Surah Yaseen once, then dua Nisf e shaban. This special prayer, by the blessing of Allah Almighty, will give you a healthy and prosperous life for the whole year.after Maghrib or Isha prayer read Surah Yasin three times, and after each time, read dua Nisfu Shab'aan see below) with the following intentions: 1st 2 rakaahs of Nafil then Surah Yasin then dua Nisfu Shab'aan with niyyah (intention) ( for Long Life / Hayaati / Omar darazi ke Liye )2nd read 2 rakaahs of Nafil then Surah Yasin then dua Nisfu Shab'aan reading with niyyah (intention) for Protection from Calamities. ( for The Guardian of Imaan )3rd 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. ( For Barakah in Rizq ) 2. Read 12 rakaat nafl prayer, in each rakaat read: ( After Esha )o Surah Fatiha (Alhamdo) : onceo Surah Iklas: 10 times.Afterwards read:o 3rd Kalima : 10 timeso 4th Kalima : 10 timeso Darood Sharif : 100 timesThird Kalima Tamjeed (Exaltation)Subhaanallaahi wal hamdulillaahi wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu Akbar, wa laa hawla walaa quwwata illaa billaahil aliyyil adheem (Trans: Glory be to Allah. All praise be to Allah. There is none worthy of worship besides Allah and Allah is the Gratest. There is no power and might except from Allah, the Most High, the Great) Fourth Kalima Tawheed (Oneness)Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahoo laa shareeka lah. Lahul mulk, wa lahul hamd, yuhyiy wa yumeet biyadihil khayr wa huwa alaa kulli shay-in qadeer (Trans: There is none worthy of worship besides Allah who is alone.
He has no partner. For him is the Kingdom, and for Him is all praise. He gives life and causes death. In His hand is all good. And He has power over everything) ( Salat-ul-Fatimuzohra Razi allahu Thaalah Anha )3. Read 8 rakaat nafl prayer with one salaam. In each rakaat reado Surah Fatiha : onceo Surah Iklas : 11 timesHazrat Fatima (May Allah be pleased with her) is reported to have said that whoever will observe this prayer, on Shab-e-Baraat and will present its reward (sawab) to my soul, I will strongly recommend for his/her forgiveness to Allah Almighty before I enter the heavens. 4. The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) used to read this dua abundantly on this night, we should do the same:Allahumma inni al-aloka afwa wal afiyata wal muafatad-daimata fid dunya wal akhirah
5. ( Salat-ul- Khair - 100 Rakaats Nafil Prayers)Read 100 rakaat naflt prayer reciting in each rakaat reciting o Surah Fatiha : Onceo Surah Iklas : 10 timesThe person observing this prayer on Shab-e-Baraat will have tremedous blessings from Allah Almighty and his/her prayers will be answered and will be made free from the fire of hell and will go to paradise.The Prayer of Benefits Salat al-Khair ; which conists of 100 raka'ts It is good to spend that night praying Salat ul-Khair, which conists of 100 raka'ts, in each raka't reciting Sura al-Fatiha and 10 Surat Ikhlas. To complete the prayer one recites 1000 Sura Ikhlas. Hasan Basri "Thirty of the Companions of Allah's Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) related to me that Allah will look seventy times upon one who performs this prayer on this night, and with each glance He will fulfill seventy of that person's needs, the least of them being forgiveness." Allah Ta'ala instructs and assigns 100 angels to the person who performs 100 Nafil Salaahs on this auspicious night - 30 of which will bring the good news of Jannah, 30 angels to protect one from the Azaab (Punishment) of Jahanam (Hell), 30 to remove all misfortunes and miseries of this world and 10 angels to protect one from Shaitaan.