MV: Happy Shab E Baraat! Sorry for not consistently posting as much but I was away on vacation :). So althrough I am still a bit busy I’ll post this short article about Shab E Baraat to if anyones not informed about it.
Shab e Baraat – The Bright Days–
August 28, 2006 — Syed Mohamad Masoom
Ayyaam ul Bayz / Shab e Baraat – The Bright Days
The 13th, 14th and 15th of Rajab, Shabaan and Ramadan are known as “Ayyam Bayz” which are known as the “Days of Passing Splendour” or “Bright Days”.
The Holy Prophet (sws) had said that during the nights of the 15th Shabaan, the Almighty takes decisions in the matters of sustenance, life, death and the welfare of the people.
Next to the “Night of Qadr”, the 15th Shabaan is the most auspicious night (also known as the “Night of Baraat”). According to the Holy Imam Muhammad bin Ali al-Baqir (a.s) and Jafar bin Muhammad as-Sadiq (a.s), the Almighty Allah (swt) has promised to fulfil every legitimate desire put forward to Him in that night.
Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said:
“Whoso prays during the nights of “Ayyam Bayz”, in fact, stands at the door of the superabundant favours, bounties and benefits available in these months.”
It is highly desirable to hold fast on the 13th, 14th and 15th, have a bath each day and give alms in the way of Allah (swt).
In the nights of “Ayyam Bayz” Momin are instructed to pray a 12 Rak’at namaz as follows:
In the night of the 13th, pray 12 Rak’ats and recite Surah Al Fatihah, Surah Yaaseen and Surah Al Mulk are recited in each Rak’at.
In the night of the 14th, pray 4 Rak’ats in 2 sets of 2 Rak’at, and each set recite Surah Al Fatihah, Surah Yaaseen and Surah Al Mulk.
In the night of the 15th, pray 6 Rak’ats in 3 sets of 2 Rak’ats and in each recite Surah Al Fatihah, Surah Yaaseen and Surah Al Mulk.