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What is the importance and significance of the night of repentance the night of 15th of shabaan? and What should we do? What is the way of the sunnah? What did our Rasool do?

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Shabaan is the 8th month of the Islamic calendar andthe month in which the holynight of Shab-e-Baraat is celebrated. Laylat al-Bara'ah - Night of Salvation The 15th night of Shabaan is a very blessed night. According tothe Hadith Shareef, the name of this Mubarak nightis "Nisf Shabaan" which means 15th night of Shabaan. The reason for this special night to attain its name of Laylat al-Bara'ah, meaning the Night of Salvation, SeekingFreedom from Azaab and Calamity, is that in this night the Barkaat and acceptance of repentance may be accomplished. Laylat al-Baraa'ah in Persian, as well as in Urdu, is called Shab-e Bara'at.It is the special night of seeking forgiveness and repentingto Almighty Allah, remembering our past sins and sincerely settling the mind that one will never commits sins in the future. All the deeds that are against Shari'ah must be totally avoided so that our Du'a and Istighfaar, hopefully, will be accepted. “On this occasion, it should be the duty of all Muslims to forgive one another and to make sure that whatever debts owed to one another is settled. Fasting in the month of Shabaan, without the stipulation of any day, is proven from Rasulullaah (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi Wasallam). In fact, he used to fast excessively during this month. This is substantiated by a Hadith of Hadhrat Aisha (RadhiAllaahu-Anha) where in she describes the fast of Nabi (SallAllaahu Aliayhi wasallam). She says that aside from the month of Ramadaan, he never used to fast for an entire month. However, of the remaining months, he would fast the most in Shabaan. [Bukhari, vol 1, pg 264]

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The special virtues of the night of Baraat are, 1. Contrary to other nights where in Allah {S.w.t} descends to the lowest Heaven to bestow His special blessings during the last third of the night, on the night of Baraat the special rain of mercy and forgiveness from Allaah Ta'aala begins to shower down right from the beginning of the night and continues up till dawn. 2. The Sins of countless people are pardoned. Further more, the number of pronouncements seeking out those who want forgiveness supersede those which occur on othernights. [Hafiz Zayud-deen Iraqi, Faydhul Qadeer, vol 2, pg 317]. It should be remembered that while the narrations regarding the night of Baraat are weak, the narrations regarding AllaahTa'aala's descending to the nearest Heaven during the last third of every night are totally correct.

Rasulullaah (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi Wasallam)'s awakening during any night and visiting the graveyards is mentioned in Ahaadith. However, visiting of the graveyard is not a special characteristic of this night in particular.It is proven from another authentic narration that Rasulullaah (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi Wasallam) used to visit the graveyard during the last portion of every night. There is no specific reference in the Ahaadith to the night of Baraat or any other night. Furthermore, it is understood from the Ahaadith that whenever it was the turn for Rasulullaah (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi Wasallam) to spend the night with Hadhrat Aisha (RadhiAllaahu-Anha), he would visit the graveyard. [Muslim Shareef, vol 1, pg 313]. Thus a wide and general application of this practice is understood. About visiting the graveyard on the night of Baraat, we should ponder how much this practice conforms to the authentic Ahaadith of Nabi (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi Wasallam)....

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