Shab-e-Barat is highly celebrated among Muslims especially in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Maldives.
As momentarily as the 7th month of the Islamic calendar Rajab finishes, the 8th month of the lunar calendar starts, this month is denoted to as Shabaan. The significance lies with the 15th evening of Shaban, which in the Arab world is identified as Laila-tul-Bara’ah or Laila-tul-nisfe-min-Shaban. In the sub-continent, mainly India and Pakistan, the night we call is Shab-e-Barat.
Though there are numerous beliefs and delusions about the night, only the ones supported by reliable hadith or Quranic ayahs can be measured as true and sacred.
As per Minhaj-ul-Quran International,
Shab-e-Baraat accurately interprets to the night of celebration or the evening of liberty from Hell’s Fire, As per to one school of thought. The similar school of thought trusts that according to Surah Ad-Dukhan, the blessed evening in the following verse is Shab-e-Baraat.
The full of the Shaban Month is very important. The importance of this is evident from a tradition narrated by Aisha (R.A):
Another narration of Aisha (RA) stated;
Though, even with so many orientations, other schools of thoughts vary in their view. According to some, there is no straight determination of the night of liberty or no direct background, other than tales and text were reserved out of context. As for the verse mentioned to in Surah Ad-Dukhan, it is supposed that:
Except for the fasting in Shabaan, every other aspect about Shab-e-Baraat is uncertain to a diverse school of thoughts and views. It is supposed that individual should pray on the 14th and 15th evening of Shabaan in the ease of their own homes, the whole thing other than that might be a form of biddah (or not) – to each their own.