The Night of Deliverance ..............
The fifteenth night of the month of Sha€ ¦’²baan, commencing with sunset, is a highly auspicious night. It is known as Shab-e-Baraat € ¦’¶ tha Night of Deliverance from sins.
Authentic Traditions reveal that the account of a person€ ¦’²s activities of the last year is closed this evening and simultaneously fresh account is opened for the new year. In this night Allah passes of His Knowledge of every individual€ ¦’²s activities in the year ahead to the angels concerned.
It is revealed to us in Traditions that in this night Allah proclaims : Is there any seeker of deliverance from sins? Then I forgive him his sins. Is there any seeker of happiness ? Then I make him happy. Is there any seeker of provisions ? Then I provide him with provisions. Is there any seeker? Is there any seeker?
The giver is bent upon giving In this night. Where is the taker? If the taker is sleeping, he is the loser. Therefore, Allah€ ¦’²s Messenger (Blessing of Allah and Peace be on him), the Mercy for the universe, has advised is to keep awake the whole night and occupy ourselves in the recitation of the Holy Qur€ ¦’²aan, voluntary namaaz (Nafl), visiting the graveyard and putting forth supplications before the Almighty Allah for the fulfillment of our material as well as spiritual desires. It is set out in Traditions that three hundred gates of Allah€ ¦’²s Mercy are opened this night and all supplicants are granted their prayers except the polytheist, the sorcerer, the astrologer, the miser, the drinker of wine, malicious, the usurer and the adulterer. Therefore let everyone repent sincerely for his past misdeeds and wrong beliefs, make a vow to Allah that he shall never indulge in these and other vices and then stick to his vow in order fo derive the utmost benefit of the Divine Giftsshowered in this night.
While visiting the graveyard, one must not indulge in idle talk, fireworks, and other absurdities. The time spent in this visit, including the time for coming and going, should not be wasted in trifles.€ ¦’±LAA HAV-LAA WA- LAA QUV-VA-TA IL-LAA BIL-LAA HIL A-LIY-YIL A-ZEEM€ ¦’² at least forty times. Pray this after Asr and continue it till the Magrib Azaan. This will show credit entries at the end and beginning of your old and new accounts respectively. From sunset your life€ ¦’²s new year begins. Begin it with prayers. After the Nagrib Namaaz, offer six raka€ ¦’²at Nafl. Two at a time. Offer the first two raka€ ¦’²at with the intention (niyyat) of seeking Allah€ ¦’²s favour for granting you long and prosperous life.
The second two raka€ ¦’²at with the intention of warding off all calamities and the third two raka€ ¦’²at at with the intention that you may not be subjugated to the will of the creation for your needs.
After every two raka€ ¦’²at recite Suratul Yaaseen once or Suratul Iklas twenty-one times and then the Du€ ¦’²aa (Supplication) for the night. After the first recitation of the du€ ¦’²aa, seek Allah€ ¦’²s favour for granting you long, prosperous life, after the second, pray for warding off all calamities and after the third pray that you may not be subjugated to the will of the creation for your needs. Take permissible food and drink in the night till dawn.
Then observe fast for the next day, the 15th Sha€ ¦’²baan (you may abserve fast on 14th as well). This will bring you happiness and Allah€ ¦’²s favours in both the lives. Voluntary Prayers of 15th of Sha'ban On the night, after Isha prayer offer twelve raka€ ¦’²at with six salaams (3 sets of 2 raka€ ¦’²at each). In every raka€ ¦’²at after 'Al-ham-du' recite € ¦’±Sura Ikhlas€ ¦’² fifteen times. After completion of namaaz, recite Darood Sharif seventy times and offer repentance of sins committed.
In this month after every namaaz reciting this duaa is good for freeing oneself from sins : AS-TAG-F-RUL- LAA-HAL A-ZEE- MAL-LA-ZEE LAA I-LAA-HA IL-LAA HU-WAL HAIY-YUL QAIY-YOO-MU WA A-TOO-BU I-LAI-HI TAV-BA-TA AB-DIN ZAA-LI-MIL LAA-YAM-LI-KU LI-NAF-SI HIDAR-RANW WA LAA NAF-ANW WA LAA MAV-TANW WA LAA HA-HAA-TUNW WA LAA NU-SHOO-RAA NAWAAFIL NAMAAZ TO BE OFFERED ON THE 15th DAY OF SHA€ ¦’²BAAN
On the fifteenth day of Sha€ ¦’²baan, after Zuhr prayer, offer four raka€ ¦’²at namaaz with two salaams (2 sets of 2 raka€ ¦’²at each). In the first raka€ ¦’²at, after 'Al-ham-du' recite € ¦’±Sura Zilzaal€ ¦’² once and € ¦’±Sura Ikhlas (Qul-hu-wal- lah)€ ¦’² ten times. In the second raka€ ¦’²at, after 'Al-hamdu' recite € ¦’±Sura Takaasur€ ¦’² once and € ¦’±Sura Ikhlas€ ¦’² ten times. In the third raka€ ¦’²at, after € ¦’± Al-ham-du€ ¦’² recite € ¦’±Sura Ikhlas€ ¦’² tentimes. In the fourth raka€ ¦’²at, after 'Al-ham-du'- ham-du€ ¦’² recite € ¦’±Aayat-ul-Kursi€ ¦’² three times and € ¦’±Sura Ikhlas€ ¦’² twenty-five times. On the Day of Judgement the Almighty Allah will pay special attention on the one who offers this namaaz. Recite the Holy Qur€ ¦’²aan, Darood Sharif, Salaatut-tasbeeh and other wazaaif in Shab-e-Baraat.
SOME MORE NAWAFIL NAMAAZ OF SHA€ ¦’²BAAN
It is recorded in € ¦’±Rauze Al-Afkaar€ ¦’² that Hazrat Isa (Peace be on him) passed near a mountain. He saw a big white stone. Since it was a very different kind of stone, he was looking at it with surprise. The Almighty Allah conveyed to him, € ¦’³Would you like to see something more surprising that this?€ ¦’´ Hazrat Isa (Peace be on him)said, € ¦’³Yes, my Lord. € ¦’³The stone burst open and a man came out of if holding a green coloured stick in his hand. There was a grape-tree beside him. The man said, This is my daily food.€ ¦’´ Hazrat Isa (Peace be on him) asked him, € ¦’³Since when are you busy worshipping Allah in this stone ?€ ¦’´He replied, € ¦’³Since four hundred years.€ ¦’´ Hazrat Isa (Peace be on him) pleaded to Allah, € ¦’³I feel that you have not created anyone better than this man.€ ¦’´The Almighty Allah conveyed, € ¦’³That person from the people of Muhammed (Blessing of Allah and peace be on him) who offers two taka€ ¦’²at on the night of 15th Sha€ ¦’²baan will be better than the four hundred year€ ¦’²s worship. € ¦’³Hazrat Isa (Peace be on him) said, € ¦’³I wish I were among the people of Muhammed (Blessing of Allah and Peace be on him).Salaat ul Tasbeeh Benefits of Salat-Ul-TasbihOur Master Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alihiwassallam) said to his uncle (father's brother) Sayyiduna Abbass (may Allah be pleased with him) Oh uncle shall I not give you Shall I not grant you Shall I not award you Shall I not do mercy on you When you do 10 things Allah will forgive your sins: of the future and of the past; new and old; those you have forgotten and those you did knowingly; big and small; hidden and revealed.
Then he (Sallallaho Alihiwassallam) explained the taught the way to pray Salatul Tasbih and then said if you can pray this salah once a day, if you can not pray once a day then every Friday, and even if this is not possible then once a month and even if this is not possible then once a year and even if this is not possible then at least once in a lifetime (Abu'Dawood & Tirimzi) How to perform Salatul Tasbih?This salaat (namaz) is offered in four rakat at a time and can be read in any part of the day and night besides Zawal and Sunrise and Sunset makrooh times, keeping in mind the forbidden times for performing Salat (namaaz). But is is preferred before Zuhr (Fatawa Alamgeeri) The Tasbih to be read in Salaat-Ul-Tasbeeh:" Subhaan Allahi Wal Hamdulillahi Wa Laa ilaha illal Laahu Wallahu Akbar "Method:Goal is to recite above Tasbih 300 times in Four Rakah with the following method.In the first rakaat, after reading Sana "Subhaana Kallahumma.. .", read the above tasbih 15 times.
Now recite Aaoz "Aoozubillah. ..", Bismillah "Bismillah.. .", Then read sura Fatiha and a Surah or minimum of three small Ayayhs then read the tasbih 10 times again. Go to ruku saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar), after reciting
"Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem" minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Ruku.Saying "Samee Allahu Liman Hamidah Rabbana Lakal Hamdh" get up from ruku to qiyam position.Now read the tasbih 10 times.Go to Sajdah saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar) and after reciting
"Subhaana Rabbiyal A'la" minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Sajdah.Now go after first Sajdah go to Jalsa (sitting position) saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar). Sitting in Jalsa read tasbih 10 times.Go to sajda again saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar) and after reciting
"Subhaana Rabbiyal A'la" minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Sajdah again.Get up to begin 2nd rakat saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar).Do rakah #2 in same fashion, but before reading Bismillah "Bismillah.. .", and Surah Fatiha, read the tasbih 15 times. Follow the rest as you did in first Rakat.After second Sajdah of Second Rakat sit in Qaidah Oola (first sitting) read Attahiyat, Durood and Dua then get up for 3rd rakaat without saying Salam.Begin third Rakat, just like the first Rakat, with Sana "Subhaana Kallahumma.. .", read the above tasbih 15 times. Follow the rest as you did in first Rakat untill you sit for Qaidah Akihra (last sitting) after second sajdah of fourth Rakah.In Qaidah Akihra Attahiyat, Durood, Dua finish Salah with Salam.
Special notes for Salat-Ul-Tasbih:
1) Do not count loudly. It will break Salah
2) Do not count on fingers or by holding a Bead Tasbih in hand. It is Makruh.
3) You may count by pressing the fingers as a reminder. For example if you are in Ruku. You me press pinky of your right hand first for the first count, then the finger next to it for second count, then the middle finger for third count, following this method untill you reach the pinky of left hand will give you an exact count of ten. Use the same method in Qayam, Sajdah and Jalsa.
4) If missed a count then make it up in the next posture. For example if forgot to recite Tasbih after Surah in Qayam. Then you may recite Tasbish 20 times instead of 10 in Rukuh after "Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem". Missed Tasbih cannot be recited in Qayam after ruku and Jalsa between Sajdah. If you missed the Tasbih in Ruku then recite 20 in the first Sajdah instead of the Qayam after rukuh. Similarly if missed the Tasbih in first Sajdah then do not make it up in Jalsa. Instead recite missed tasbih in the second Sajdah. If Tasbih has been missed in last sajdah of second or fourth Rakah then you can recite the missed ones before Attahiyat in Qaidah.
5) If you miss a wajib in Salah and have to do Sajdah Sahaw. You dont have to recite Tasbih in Sajdah sahoo, since the 300 count has been estalished. But if you had missed Tasbih in any of the postures and remeber it now. Then you may recite the missed Tasbih in Sajdah Sahaw now.
6) It is preferable to recite after Surah Fatiha Sura Takathuur in the first raka', Surah Wal A'sr in the second raka', Surah Kaferoon (qul ya aiyuhal Kafiroon) in the third and Surah Akhlas (Qul hu Allah-hu ahd) in the fourth raka'. If one does not remember this surah they can recite the ones they prefer.
May Allah accept this dua' (supplication) for the sake of the trustworthy PROPHET MOHAMMED (Allah's Grace & Peace be upon him)
The Night of Deliverance ..............