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 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.
As per Minhaj-ul-Quran International,
Shab-e-Baraat accurately interprets the night of celebration or the evening of liberty from Hell’s Fire, As per one school of thought. According to Surah Ad-Dukhan, a similar school of thought trusts that the blessed evening in the following verse is Shab-e-Baraat.
Another narration of Aisha (RA) stated;
Though, even with so many orientations, other schools of thought 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 in Surah Ad-Dukhan, it is supposed that:
Except for the fasting in Shabaan, every other aspect of Shab-e-Baraat is uncertain to a diverse school of thoughts and views. It is supposed that individuals should pray on the 14th and 15th evenings of Shabaan to ease their own homes.
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