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About Shab-e-barat2017

Shab-e-Barat 2017 would be celebrated by the people of Islam religion on 12th of May, Friday.  Muslims from across the world commemorate the festival of Shab-e-Barat with splendor and zest. They believe that the god writes the future of all men by accounting for all the past deeds committed by them on the night of Shab-e-Barat. Basically, Shab-e-Barat means the night of forgiveness or Day of Atonement, Shias see it as the night on which their 12th and last Imam, Imam Muhammad Abul Qasim has been born.

On this auspicious night, you should perform fresh Ghusal and Wudhu and perform the two Rakaat of Tahhiyatul Wudhu. In every Rakaat, after the Suratul Fatiha, you should read Ayatul Kursi once and Surah Ahad 3 times. Also perform eight Rakaats of Salah with four Salaams.In each Rakaat after the Surah Fatiha, you should read the Ayatul Kursi (once) and Surah Ahad fifty times.According to the legend associated with Shab-e-barat a special tree in heaven has the names of all mankind on its leaves and if a leaf with the name of a person falls this night, then it is strongly believed that he/she is destined to die the same year. 

Shab-e-barat Celebration2017

All the mosques were lighted with string of colorful bulbs and papers, cellophane. Mosques were packed with devotees and they offer prayers. The sparkles of crackers looks like stars which increases the beauty of the dark sky. Thousands of candles and strands of electric bulbs light up the houses and streets and thus create a joyful ambiance.The Holy Quran is recited and spiritual songs are sung all through the night of Shab-e-Barat.


All the people relish the mouth-watering delicacy, Sevaiyan or vermicelli. Rich people generously donate money, clothes and goodies to the needy in the name of their deceased near and dear ones. Generally it is believed that if certain person pray all night and seek forgiveness of his bad deeds, he will be forgiven. Some Muslim keeps fast and deliver nafal (optional prayer) at night.

Shab-e-barat Prayers

Read 6 rakaat Nafl prayer (2+2+2), after Magrib. After every two rakaats read Surah Yaseen once. This special prayer, by the blessing of Allah Almighty, will give you a healthy and prosperous life for the whole year.

Read 12 rakaat nafl prayer, in each rakaat read:

Surah Fatiha (Alhamdo) : once,
Surah Iklas: 10 times.
Afterwards read:
3rd Kalima : 10 times
4th Kalima : 10 times
Darood Sharif : 100 times
Read 8 rakaat nafl prayer with one salaam. In each rakaat read
Surah Fatiha (Alhamdo) : once,
Surah Iklas: 11 times.
Read this dua : "Allahumma inni al-aloka afwa wal afiyata wal muafatad-daimata fid dunya wal akhirah"
Read 100 rakaat naflt prayer reciting in each rakaat reciting :
Surah Fatiha (Alhamdo) : once,
Surah Iklas: 10 times.

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