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15 Sha’baan (Nisf)- Lailatul Baraat by Khalida
August 16, 2008, 12:48 am
Filed under: August Volume 1 - 2008, Education, Magazine/ Culture, Religion | Tags: , , ,

Compiled by ‘Asma Bibi Abdul Haqq, Islamic Post Staff Writer

Abu Hurairah (radiullaho anho) reported the Messenger of Allah, (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), as saying: ‘’Rajab is the month of Allah, Shabaan is my month and Ramadan is that of my Ummah.
Sha’ban is the eighth month in the Islamic Lunar calendar year and one that holds much reward for those who observe it, being the month of our Beloved Muhammad (Salullahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). During these 29/30 days, there is one night which is the most special of all; it is Nifs Sha’ban. There are specific occurrences on this night, which are as follows:
1. The names of those who are to die in the coming year are given to the Angels.
2. The names of those who are to be born in the coming year are given to the Angels.
3. Those who are to receive sustenance during the coming year, their names are given to the Angels.
4. Allah Ta’ala makes a proclamation for those seeking forgiveness so that they may be forgiven.
5. A proclamation is also made for those seeking livelihood so that they may be given livelihood.
6. A proclamation is made for those in trouble so that they may be released from their troubles.
7. Countless people are freed from Jahannum.
The night of the 15th of Sha’ban or Nisf Sha’ban is the night of the writing of destiny. This Jamaat of Awliya is blessed with the guidance of a perfect Sheikh, a Murshid Kamil, Sultan Mohyuddin Mubarik Shah Gilani, who sent us the Dua by fax from Pakistan on 13 Sha’ban 1416/January 5, 1996 that can and does change destiny. Nine years ago, the moment the fax machine began receiving this blessed dua of Ghaus-e-Azam, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, the miracles started in Baitun Noor Holy Shrine and continue. The jammed paper in the fax machine came out pristine clear, a perfect rainbow appeared in the ceiling, and the name of Allah Ta Aala and HIS Habib (countless peace and blessings be upon him) appeared on the wall in layered brilliant rainbow colors.
Our Murshid Kamil is imploring each of us to recite this dua properly and to know that it is very important in that it is the only dua that changes your decree.
Program for Shab-e-Baraat, 15th Sha’ban
Dua for Nisf Sha’ban should be immediately offered after sunset. (There is a specific manner for reciting this dua, please contact us for that.)

“Ya Allah, Thou favors all and needs the favor of no one. Oh Most Exalted and Supreme and Bestower of Rewards, there is no deity save Thee. Oh the “backbone” of those who seek Thy help; and You are the Refuge of those who seek Thy protection; and You are the Abode of Peace for those who are stricken with terror.
Oh my Allah. If you have written my name in Thy Book (Loh -e-Mahfooz) as unlucky, miserable or destitute, or deprived of rizq (provisions) in abundance, then, Ya Allah, delete that.
Ya Allah, for the sake of Thy fadl, may my misery, my depravity, my destitute situtation and shortness of rizq be changed in Thy Book (of destiny) and be written as lucky, bestowed with rizq in abundance and may I be the one granted competency to do virtuous deeds because, ya ALlah, Thou hast spoken and Thou speakest the Haqq (truth) in Thy revealed Book, (Holy Qur’an), and Thy Messenger has spoken also that, “Allah deletes whatever He willeth, and preserves whatever He willeth; and with Him is the Book of Destiny.”
Ya Allah, for the sake of Thy greatest tajally (Divine manifestation of His Noor, Names or Words), during the midhalf night of Sha’baan in which the Almighty, All Wise gives judgment on every issue (to befall until the next Sha’baan) and fulfills it as well, we beseech and implore Thee, ya Allah, to save us from all adversities, miseries, trials about which we know and don’t know but indeed You are the best Knower, the Most Exalted and Supreme One.
Blessings be upon our  Master, the Last Messenger Muhammad and upon his descendents, companions and walees.”
On Sha’ban
The word Sha’ban [in the Arabic script] is spelt with five letters: shin, ‘ain, ba’, alif and nun. The shin stands for sharaf [nobility], the ‘ain for ‘uluww [sublimity], the ba’ for birr [piety], alif for ulfa [harmonious intimacy], and the nun for nur [radiant light].
These are the gifts from Allah (Exalted is He) to His servant in this month. It is a month in which treasures are laid open, in which blessings are sent down, in which faults are forsworn, in which sins are expiated, and in which benedictions are multiplied upon Muhammad ( Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam), the best of human creatures.
This is the month of blessings upon the Chosen Prophet. Allah (Exalted is He) has said:
Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe, invoke blessings upon him and salute him with a worthy salutation. (33:56)
The blessing from Allah is mercy; from angels, intercession and petition for forgiveness; and from the believers, supplication and appreciation.


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