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    Question ID: 2188Country: Pakistan

    Title: I seek your guidance in a Masla that what is the reality of "Shab-e-Brat". Is it proved from Prophet peace be upon him and his Sahabas(R.A). Kindly guide me with detail answer.

    Question: I seek your guidance in a Masla that what is the reality of "Shab-e-Brat". Is it proved from Prophet peace be upon him and his Sahabas(R.A). Kindly guide me with detail answer.

    Answer ID: 2188Posted on: Aug 31, 2020

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 541/541=L)

     

    In several weak traditions this night has been declared virtuous and blessed one:

    عن علی بن طالب رضی اللہ عنہ قال: قال رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم: اذا کانت لیلۃ النصف من شعبان فقوموا لیلھا و صوموا نھارھا الخ (ابن ماجہ: 100)

    عن ابی موسی الأشعری رضی اللہ عنہ عن النبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم: ان اللہ لیطلع فی لیلۃ ۔۔۔ النصف من شعبان فیغفر جمیع خلقہ الا لمشرک أو مشاحن (ابن ماجہ: 101، و نحوہ فی صحیح بن حبان: 7/470، رقم الحدیث: 5636)

     

    The above-mentioned and some other traditions indicate that it is desirable (mustahab) to perform more and more prayers in this night. Allama Abdul Hai Lucknowi writes:

    فیعلم بمجموع الأحادیث القولیۃ والفعلیۃ استحباب اکثار العبادۃ فیھا (الآثار المرفوعۃ: 43)

    i.e. as per the overall meaning of all the traditions related to this topic, it is desirable to engage oneself more and more in prayers in this night.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India