Shab e Barat Nawafil
Shab e Barat is the night when Muslims involved in prayers Shab e Barat nawafil and admiring of Allah Almighty and it's considered as one of the most celebrated events of the Islamic calendar. The Shab e Barat occurs on the night of 15 Shaban every year. The expected date of Shab e Barat in Pakistan is 8 April but its exact date depends on the sighting of the moon.
Shab e Barat is famous with different names around the globe. Shab e Barat is known as Nim Shaban in Iran and Malay countries. And Turkish called this night as Berat Kandili. The Shab e Barat is famous as a night of forgiveness and many Muslims believe that on this night Allah makes records of every human who will pass away this year and who will be born. On Shab e Barat people perform different kinds of Shab e Barat nawafil, do zikar, recite Quran, asking for freedom from hellfire and forgiveness from Allah. The importance of Shab e Barat is highlight through the Hadith in which Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrated that Prophet Peace be Upon Him stated that Angel Jibrael approach to me on the night of mid-Sha’ban and told to me: “O Prophet of Allah, head heavenwards!” I asked him: “What night is this?” and he replied: “This is the night when Allah Almighty opens three hundred of the gates of mercy, forgiving all who do not make anything His partner. The only exceptions are those who practice sorcery or divination, are addicted to wine, or persist in usury and illicit sex; these He does not forgive until they repent.”
Shab e Barat Nawafil after Maghrib
On Shab e Barat after Maghrib Muslim people offer different Shab e Barat nawafil prayers and different Tasbeehs to earn great reward from Allah. The below mention Nawafils are Shab e Barat Nawafils which can offer after Maghrib prayer.
• After praying Maghrib you can offer 2 rakats of nafils which are count as Shab e Barat nawafils. During the first Rakat of nafils, you have to read three times Surah Ikhlas and one time Surah Falaq after reading the Surah Fatiha. And in a second you have to repeat the same procedure as the first Rakat but you replace Surah Falaq with Surah Naas. This Nawafil is for asking Allah to protect your faith.
• This Shab e Barat nawafil you can read for prosperity in your earnings and provision. In this nawafil, you have to read 2 Rakat prayers and once you have done two Rakat nawafil you have to read Surah Yaseen one time, Surah Ikhlas 21 times and one time Dua Nisfe Shaban.
• You can offer one more 2 Rakaat Shab e Barat nawafil after Maghrib in which you must recite Surah Yaseen for one time and read the Dua Nisf Shabaan one time. And after reading this you can make the Dua for living a good life full of faithfulness.
• The additional prayers people can perform on Shab e Baarat is Salatul Tasbeeh and recitation of the Holy Quran.
So it is concluded that people pray a different variety of Shab e Barat nawafil prayers in this holiest night and asking Allah to save their faith and forgive their sins.