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Āqā kā Maĥīnaĥ

The Month of

َّ َ َ ُ ّٰ َّ َ ‫ا عل ۡيهِ َو َسلم‬ ‫صل‬

My Prophet This booklet was written by Shaykh-e-Tariqat Amīr-e-Aĥle-Sunnat, the founder of Dawat-e-Islami ‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri Razavi ‫دَ َاﻣ ْﺖ ﺑَـ َﺮﮐَﺎ ُﺗ ُـﻬ ُـﻢ  اﻟْـﻌَـﺎﻟِـﻴ َ ْﻪ‬ in Urdu. The Translation Majlis has translated this booklet into English. If you find any mistake in the translation or composing, please inform Translation Majlis on the following postal or email address with the intention of earning reward [Šawāb].

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 ‍ـﺴ ďť&#x;Ů€ďť Ů€ ‏ ŰĄ () *ŰĄ ‍ďť&#x;ـﺎ ﺣـ‏  ‍ďť&#x;ـﺎ ďş&#x;* )( ﺑ‏   ‍ďťŁŮ€ďşŽďş‘Ů€Ů€ďťŒŮ€ďşŞ ـﺎـذ ďş‘ـﺎďť&#x;ــ  ـ ďť&#x;ـﺸـ‏

Du’a for Reading the Book ead the following Duâ€™Ä (supplication) before studying a religious book or Islamic lesson, ‍اŮ? ْن   َﺡﺂإَاďť&#x;Ů€ďť ـ ďť‹ŮŽ Ů‘ďş° ŮŽŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏, you will remember whatever you study:

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Ů’ Ů’ ‍اďť&#x;Ů€ Ů°ďť Ů€ďťŹŮ€ďť˘ Ř§ďť“Ů’Ů€ďş˜â€Ź Ů’ ‍ـﺢ ـ‏ Ů’â€ŤďşŁďťœďť¤Ů€ďş˜Ů€ďťš ŮˆŘ§ďť§Ů’Ů€ďş¸Ů€ďşŽâ€Ź ‍ﺎ‏ ‍ـ‏ ‍ـ‏            Ů’ Ů’ Ů’ Ů’ ‍ــﺎ ع‏ Ů’ ‍ـ‏ ‍اـﺎام‏ ‍ﺠ‏ ‍ـ ـﺎ ذااďť&#x;‏ â€ŤŮ€ďş˜â€Ź ‍ـ‏ ‍ﺣ‏  ‍ــ Ů„ Ůˆâ€Ź             Translation YÄ Allah ‍ ! ŮŽďť‹ Ů‘ďş° ŮŽŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏Open the portal of knowledge and wisdom for us, and have mercy on us! O the One who is the most honourable and glorious! (Al-Mustaáš­raf, vol. 1, pp. 40)

Note: Recite ᚢalÄ t-‘Alan-NabÄŤ once before and after the Duâ€™Ä .


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Table of Contents The Month of My Prophet Eminence of the Devoted Recitor of Ṣalāt-o-Salām ......................... 1 The Month of My Prophet

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Secrets of the 5 Letters of ‫[ شع َبان‬Sha’bān] ........................................ 3 ۡ ُ ۡ َ ُ ّٰ

َ ِ ‫َر‬ Fervour of the Prophet’s Companions ‫ض ا عنهم‬ ............................. 3

Conduct of the Muslims Nowadays ................................................ 4 Ideal Month for Observing Nafl Fasts............................................. 5 People are Neglectful to it ............................................................... 5 Names of Those Who will Pass Away ............................................. 6 Prophet

 Used to Fast in Sha’bān Abundantly ............................ 6

Explanation of the Ḥadīš ................................................................ 6 Promotion of Fasts by Dawat-e-Islami ............................................ 7 Observing Fasts in Most of the Days of Sha’bān is Sunnah ............. 8 Holy Nights ................................................................................... 8 Critical Decisions ........................................................................... 9 Blessings for the Sinners but... ...................................................... 10 َ َّ

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The Supplication of Sayyidunā Dāwūd ‫ عليهِ السم‬............................ 11 The Deprived People .................................................................... 12 i


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A Letter of Imām-e-Aĥl-e-Sunnat Towards All Muslims ............... 13 Fast on the 15th of Sha’bān ........................................................... 15 A Rewarding Opportunity ............................................................ 16 The Green Slip of Paper ............................................................... 16 Six Nawāfil after Ṣalāt-ul-Maghrib................................................ 17 Du’ā for Mid-Sha’bān................................................................... 18 Some Madanī Requests by Sag-e-Madīnaĥ.................................... 20 Security from Evil Spell/Black Magic Throughout the Year .......... 21 Shab-e-Barā-at and Visiting the Graves ......................................... 21 Who Invented Fireworks? ............................................................. 22 The Prevalent Fireworks Related to Shab-e-Barā-at are Harām ..... 23 The Permissible Form of Fireworks .............................................. 24 1. Inspiring Ijtimā’ of Shab-e-Barā-at ............................................ 25 2. Crazy for Films ......................................................................... 26 11 Madanī Pearls Regarding Visit to the Graveyard ...................... 28

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 ‍ـﺴ ďť&#x;Ů€ďť Ů° Ů€ ‏

 ‍ـ‏ ŰĄ ‍ďť&#x;ـﺎďş&#x; ŰĄ*)( ﺑ‏ () *‍ďť&#x;ـﺎ ﺣ ۥـ‏ ‍ـ‏ ‍ďť&#x;ـﺸ‏ ‍ـ‏ ‍‏ ‍‏ ‍ـ‏ â€ŤŮ€Ů€ďťŒŮ€ďşŞ ـﺎ ۥـذ ďş‘ـﺎďť&#x;Ů€ďť â€Ź ‍ـﺎﺑ‏        

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My Prophet * Eminence of the Devoted Recitor of ᚢalÄ t-o-SalÄ m Ů? ‍ﲪ Ů?ďş”  ا‏ Once Shaykh AbĹŤ Bakr ShiblÄŤ â€Ťďˇ˛â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒ ŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒâ€†ďť‹ŮŽďť ŮŽďť´Ů’ďťŞâ€Ź ŮŽ Ů’ ‍ َع‏came to visit Shaykh Ů? AbĹŤ Bakr bin MujÄ ÄĽid ‍ﲪ Ů?ďş”  ا â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒ  ََْ‏ ŮŽ Ů’ ‍ َع‏, a prominent Scholar of Ů? ‍ Řą ْﲪَ Ů?ďş”  ا‏stood up Baghdad. Shaykh AbĹŤ Bakr bin MujÄ ÄĽid ‍ â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒ  ََْ‏ ŮŽ instantly, embraced him, kissed his forehead and made him sit by his side. The attendees asked Shaykh AbĹŤ Bakr bin MujÄ ÄĽid Ů? ‍ﲪ Ů?ﺔ ا‏ â€ŤďşŽďąƒâ€†ďť‹ŮŽďť ŮŽďť´Ů’ďťŞâ€Ź Ů° ŮŽ â€Ťďˇ˛â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒâ€Ź ŮŽ Ů’ ‍ َع‏humbly, ‘Until now, you and the people of Baghdad had been calling him an insane, and today you are paying so much respect unto him!’ Ů? ‍ﲪ Ů?ﺔ ا‏ Shaykh AbĹŤ Bakr bin MujÄ ÄĽid â€Ťďˇ˛â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒâ€†ďť‹ŮŽďť ŮŽďť´Ů’ďťŞâ€Ź ŮŽ Ů’ ‍ َع‏replied, ‘I haven’t paid him respect without any basis. ‍ ا ŮŽďť&#x; Ů’ َـﺤ ْ Ů?ـﺪ Ů? ďť&#x;ــ ŮŽďť‹ Ů‘ďş° ŮŽŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏Last night, I dreamt Ů? ‍ﲪ Ů?ďş”  ا‏ a faith reviving scene that Shaykh AbĹŤ Bakr ShiblÄŤ ‍ â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒ  ََْ‏ ŮŽ Ů’ ‍َع‏ This speech was delivered by AmÄŤr-e-AÄĽl-e-Sunnat ‍ ŮŽŘŻ َاـ Ů’ďş–  ﺑَـ َﺎ َـﺎ Ů?ďş—Ů€ Ů?ـ Ů?  اďť&#x;Ů€Ů’ďťŒŮŽŮ€ďşŽďť&#x; Ů?ـ ŮŽŮ€ ْ‏at MadanÄŤ Markaz, BÄ b-ul-MadÄŤnaÄĽ Karachi during the SunnaÄĽ-Inspiring Weekly IjtimÄ â€™ [congregation] of Dawat-e-Islami, the global, non-political movement for propagation of Quran and SunnaÄĽ, on 25th of Rajab-ul-Murajjab, 1431 A.H. (08/07/2010). It is being published after required amendments. [Majlis Maktaba-tul-MadÄŤnaÄĽ] *

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َ‍ﺝ‏ came in the blessed court of the Holy Prophet â€Ťâ€†Ř§ďˇ˛â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒâ€†ďť‹ŮŽďť ŮŽďť´ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽâ€†ŮˆŘ§Ů°ďť&#x; Ů? ٖ ŮŽâ€†Ůˆ َﺳَّ‏ Ů? 1Ů‘ ŮŽ . The Sultan of both the worlds, the Most Kind among the mankind, the Holy Prophet ‍  اŮ? â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒ  ََ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽâ€†ŮˆŘ§Ů°ďť&#x; Ů? ٖ ŮŽâ€†Ůˆ َﺳَّ‏1ŮŽŮ‘ ‍ َﺝ‏stood up and embraced him; and after kissing his forehead, made AbĹŤ Bakr Ů? ‍ﲪ Ů?ďş”  ا‏ bin ShiblÄŤ ‍ â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒ  ََْ‏ ŮŽ Ů’ ‍ َع‏sit by his blessed side. I humbly asked, Ů? َ‍ﺝ‏ Ů– ‘YÄ RasĹŤlallÄ ÄĽ â€Ťâ€†Ř§ďˇ˛â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒâ€†ďť‹ŮŽďť ŮŽďť´ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽâ€†ŮˆŘ§Ů°ďť&#x; ŮŽâ€†Ůˆ َﺳَّ‏ Ů? 1Ů‘ ŮŽ , the reason of so much affection َ‍ﺝ‏ towards ShiblÄŤ?’ The Beloved and Blessed RasĹŤl â€Ťâ€†Ř§ďˇ˛â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒâ€†ďť‹ŮŽďť ŮŽďť´ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽâ€†ŮˆŘ§Ů°ďť&#x; Ů? ٖ  ŮŽŮˆ َﺳَّ‏ Ů? 1Ů‘ ŮŽ said (revealing the Ghayb [hidden]), ‘After every ᚢalÄ ÄĽ, he recites this verse



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â€Ťďť ŰĄďť´ďťœ ۥ‏3 ‍ ŰĄ) ﺣ ﺎۥ ŮŒďşşâ€Ź1‍ ŰĄďť´  ﺎ ďť‹ ‏3 ‍ﺂإ; ۥ Řą ďşł ۥل  ۥ  ďş´ďťœ ۥ ďť‹ ﺰۥ ŮŒďş°â€Ź ‍ďť&#x;ďť˜ďşŞ ďş&#x;‏ ŰĄ

ŮŒ ŰĄ ŰĄ ﴞ٥٢٨﴿ )ŮŒ *ŰĄ ‍   Řą ŘĄ ŰĄŮˆŮ Řą ﺣ‏A ‍ﺑﺎďť&#x; ﺆ‏ (Part 11, SĹŤraÄĽ TaubaÄĽ, verse 128)

and then invokes ᚢalÄ t upon me.’ (Al-Qaul-ul-Badč’ , p. 346) Ů’ ‍ اďť&#x;ﺤ ďş’ ŰĄďť´ďş?‏+ ‍ﺝ ďť ŰĄďťŽŘ§ ‏   

Ů° ‍ اďť&#x;Ů€ Ů°ďť Ů€ďťŞ ďş—ďťŒâ€Ź+ ‍ﺝ‏ ‍ ﺤ ﺪ‏+Ů° ‍ ‏0‍ﺎ‏    

The Month of My Prophet



َ‍ﺝ‏ Allah’s Noblest RasĹŤl ‍ ا â€†ďş—ŮŽďťŒŮŽ Ů°ďşŽďąƒ â€†ďť‹ŮŽďť ŮŽďť´ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽâ€†ŮˆŘ§Ů°ďť&#x; Ů? ٖ ŮŽâ€†Ůˆ َﺳَّ‏ Ů? 1Ů‘ ŮŽ stated as regards to the holy month of Sha’bÄ n, ‘Sha’bÄ n is my month and Ramadan is the month of Allah ‍ ŮŽďť‹ Ů‘ďş° ŮŽŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏.’ (Al-JÄ mi’-uᚣ-ᚢaghÄŤr, pp. 301, ḤadÄŤĹĄ 4889)

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َۡ َ

Secrets of the 5 Letters of ‫[ شعبان‬Sha’bān] ‫ﻦ  اﻟـﻠ ﻪ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ ٰ ْ ‫! ُﺳـﺒ‬ َ ‫ﺤـ‬

What a great honour the month of Sha’bān-ulMu’aẓẓam bears. Above all, this is more than enough to demonstrate its excellence that our Beloved and Blessed Prophet َ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌ‬ ُ 1ّ َ declared it as ‘My month.’

َۡ َ

There are five Arabic letters in the word ‘‫’شعبان‬: ‫ش‬, ‫ع‬, ‫ب‬, ‫ ا‬and ‫ن‬. ِ ‫ﲪ ُﺔ ا‬ His Saintly Highness Sayyidunā Ghauš-ul-A’ẓam ‫ﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪ‬ َ ْ ‫ َر‬has

explained these five alphabets of Sha’bān as: ‘‫ ش‬Stands for Sharaf (Nobility), ‫ ع‬for ‘Ulūww (Ascension), ‫ ب‬for Birr (Kindness and Benevolence), ‫ ا‬for Ulfat (Affection) and ‫ ن‬for Nūr (light); so these are the virtues with which Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬bestows His servants in this blessed month. In this month, vistas for good deeds are opened, blessings are showered, wrongdoings are forgiven, expiation is paid for sins and Ṣalāt is invoked extensively upon the Beloved Prophet َ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌ‬ ُ 1ّ َ , and this is the month of sending Ṣalāt upon َ‫ﺻ‬ the Most Exalted Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ .’ (Ghunya-tuṭ-Ṭālibīn, pp. 341-342, vol. 1)

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ُ ‫ض‬ َ ِ ‫َر‬ Fervour of the Prophet’s Companions ‫ا عن ُه ۡم‬ ِ Sayyidunā Anas bin Malik ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬has stated, ‘Upon the ُ 6 ِ very sight of the moon of Sha’bān, the Companions ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨْ ُﻬ ۡﻢ‬ َ ‫َر‬ ُ 6 would hold their attention towards recitation of the Holy Quran,

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pay the Zakāĥ of their wealth so that the weak and the poor could also make arrangement for the fasting of the month of Ramadan. The governors would summon the prisoners to carry out the sentence on convicted and would set those free whom they consider justified otherwise. Traders would pay back their debts and collect their dues. (In this way, they would get themselves relieved [from liabilities] before the appearance of the moon of Ramadan) and upon the very sight of the moon of Ramadan, they (some of them) would observe I’tikāf1 having performed Ghusl (Ritual Bath).’ (Ghunya-tuṭ-Ṭālibīn, pp. 341, vol. 1)

Conduct of the Muslims Nowadays ‫ﻦ  اﻟـﻠ ﻪ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ ٰ ْ ‫! ُﺳـﺒ‬ َ ‫ﺤـ‬

How enthusiastic and zealous those Muslims of earlier times were in worshiping Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬But sadly the present day Muslims are interested mostly in hoarding wealth. The earlier Muslims who had a Madanī-mindset would spend their time worshipping extensively on holy occasions so as to seek the closeness of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬. Nowadays Muslims spend these blessed days especially the month of Ramadan, scheming new ways for coining the loathsome wealth of this world. Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬, the Compassionate increases the reward of good deeds excessively in these months but unfortunately the traders increase the prices of their goods particularly in the blessed month of Ramadan in order to exploit 1

Ritual Seclusion in Masjid etc.

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their own Islamic brothers. Regretfully it seems as if the spirit of Islamic brotherhood is declining.

Ideal Month for Observing Nafl Fasts The Prophet of mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, the َ‫ﺻ‬ Most Generous and Kind ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ would like observing fasts abundantly in the month of Sha’bān. Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāĥ ِ bin Abī Qaīs ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬has reported that he heard the Mother ُ 6 ِ of Believers Sayyidatunā ‘Āishaĥ Ṣiddīqaĥ ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋﻨْﻬَﺎ‬ َ ‫ َر‬saying, ُ 6 ‘Sha’bān-ul-Mu’aẓẓam was the favourite month of my Sovereign َ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ٰ َ‫اﷲ ﺗَﻌ‬ ُ  1ّ َ as he used to fast in this month and then extend it up to Ramadan-ul-Mubārak.’ (Sunan Abī Dāwūd, pp. 476, vol. 2, Ḥadīš 2431)

ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬   

ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬    

People are Neglectful to it ِ Sayyidunā Usāmaĥ bin Zaīd ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬said, ‘I asked ‘Yā ُ 6 َ‫ﺻ‬ Rasūlallāĥ ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ , I see that you observe fasts more (extensively) in the month of Sha’bān than any other month.’ َ‫ﺻ‬ The Holy Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ replied, ‘It is a month between Rajab and Ramadan; people are neglectful to it. In this month, the deeds of people are ascended towards Allah ‫َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ and I love that my deeds be ascended in a state when I am observing fast.’ (Sunan Nasāī, pp. 387, Ḥadīš 2354)

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Names of Those Who will Pass Away ِ Sayyidatunā ‘Āishaĥ Ṣiddīqaĥ ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋﻨْﻬَﺎ‬ َ ‫ َر‬said, ‘The Blessed ُ 6 Rasūl, the Sultan of Mankind, the Knower of the Unseen, the َ‫ﺻ‬ Beloved of Allah ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ used to observe fasts on all ِ the days of Sha’bān. She ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋﻨْﻬَﺎ‬ َ ‫ َر‬further said, ‘I asked, Yā ُ 6 َ‫ﺻ‬ Rasūlallāĥ ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ ! Is Sha’bān your favourite month َ‫ﺻ‬ for observing fasts?’ The Beloved Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ replied, ‘Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬inscribes the name of every person destined to die in that year and I love that at the time of my passing away I am in the state of fasting.’ (Musnad Abū Ya’lā, pp. 277, vol. 4,

Ḥadīš 4890)

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Used to Fast in Sha’bān Abundantly

It is mentioned in Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī: Sayyidatunā ‘Āishaĥ Ṣiddīqaĥ ِ ِٖ ِ ‫ﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻨْﻬَﺎ‬ ٰ َ ‫  اﷲُ  ﺗَﻌ‬6 ٰ َ‫  اﷲُ  ﺗَﻌ‬1َّ ‫ﺻ‬ َ َ ‫ َر‬said that the Beloved of Allah ‫ﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪ   َواٰﻟﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ would not fast so abundantly in any other month as he would in Sha’bān, rather he used to fast the whole month and would say, ‘Act according to your capability as Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬does not cease His blessings until you become exhausted.’ (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, pp. 648, vol. 1, Ḥadīš 1970)

Explanation of the Ḥadīš The explainer of Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, ‘Allāmaĥ Muftī Sharīf-ul-Ḥaq Amjadī ‫ ﻋَـﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ ر ْﺣـ َﻤ ُﺔ  اﻟـﻠـ ِﻪ  اﻟـۡﻘَـ ِﻮی‬has elaborated this Ḥadīš as under: It means that he used to observe fasts in most of the days of Sha’bān 6


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and it was referred as the whole (i.e. the fasts of whole month). It is usually said, ‘Such and such person worshipped the whole night’; although he would have spent time in eating and answering his needs. In such cases, ‘mostly’ is referred as ‘wholly.’ ِ ‫ﲪ ُﺔ ا‬ He ‫ﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪ‬ َ ْ ‫ َر‬further stated: From this Ḥadīš we learn that one bearing capability should observe fasts extensively. However, the one who is weak should not fast as it may affect his capability to fast in the month of Ramadan adversely. Same objective has been predicated in those Aḥadiš in which it was stated, ‘Do not fast after the first half of Sha’bān.’ (Sunan-ut-Tirmiżī, Ḥadīš 738) -

(Nuzĥa-tul-Qārī, pp. 377-380, vol. 3)

Promotion of Fasts by Dawat-e-Islami It is stated on page 1379 of Faizān-e-Sunnat, comprising of 1548 pages, published by Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ, the publishing organ of Dawat-e-Islami: Ḥujjat-ul-Islam Imām Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Muhammad Ghazālī ‫ َﻋـﻠ َـﻴ ۡـ ِﻪ َ ر ْﺣـ َﻤـ ُﺔ  اﻟـﻠـ ِﻪ  اﻟـۡ َﻮ ِاﱃ‬has stated, ‘In the above mentioned blessed Ḥadīš, fasting the whole month of Sha’bān means to fast for the most of the days of Sha’bān (i.e. to observe fasts in more than half of the days of Sha’bān). (Mukāshafa-tul-Qulūb, p. 303) If someone intends to fast for the whole month of Sha’bān-ulMu’aẓẓam there is no prohibition. ‫ ا َﻟ ْ َـﺤ ْﻤ ُـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ َّﺰ َو َﺟ َّﻞ‬Several Islamic brothers and sisters of Dawat-e-Islami, the global non-political movement for propagation of Quran & Sunnaĥ, observe fasts 7


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profusely in the holy months of Rajab-ul-Murajjab & Sha’bānul-Mu’aẓẓam. By fasting incessantly they embrace the blessings of the holy month of Ramadan-ul-Mubārak.

Observing Fasts in Most of the Days of Sha’bān is Sunnaĥ The Mother of the believers, Sayyidatunā ‘Āishaĥ Ṣiddīqaĥ ِ ‫ﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻨْﻬَﺎ‬ ٰ َ ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌ‬ َ ‫ َر‬has reported: I never saw the Beloved and Blessed ُ 6 َ‫ﺻ‬ Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ observing fasts so extensively in a month as in the month of Sha’bān. Leaving a few days, he used to fast the whole of the month. (Sunan-ut-Tirmiżī, pp. 182, vol. 2, Ḥadīš 736)

Tayrī Sunnaton pay chal kay mayrī rūḥ jab nikal kar Chalay tum galay lagānā Madanī Madīnay wālay

ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬   

ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬    

Holy Nights ِ The Mother of Believers Sayyidatunā ‘Āishaĥ Ṣiddīqaĥ ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  َﻋﻨْﻬَﺎ‬ َ ‫َر‬ ُ 6 ِ َ‫ﺻ‬ stated: I heard the Holy Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ saying, ‘Allah َ‫ َﻋ ّﺰَو َﺟ ّﻞ‬opens the portals of Mercy in four nights (especially): َ

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Night of Eīd-ul-Aḍḥā

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Fifteenth night of Sha’bān as in this night the names of those destined to die that year, provision of sustenance of people and the names of those who shall perform Hajj (that year) are inscribed.

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Night of ‘Arafaĥ (the night between the 8th and 9th of Żul-Ḥijjaĥ) until the Ażān (of Fajr).’ (Ad-Dur-rul-Manšūr , pp. 402, vol. 7)

Critical Decisions Dear Islamic brothers! How critical the 15th night of Sha’bān-ulMu’aẓẓam is! No one knows what will be predestined for him. Sometimes, a person is heedlessly busy in his activities while mishaps are destined for him. It is stated in Ghunya-tuṭ-Ṭālibīn, ‘The shrouds of many people are washed and prepared but they are busy wandering around in the markets. There are many people whose graves have been dug and ready but they are busy enjoying themselves. A number of people are busy laughing although the final moment of their death is approaching. The construction of many houses is about to complete but at the same time the lifetime of their owners is also about to complete.’ (Ghunya-tuṭ-Ṭālibīn, pp. 348, vol. 1)

Āgāĥ apnī maut say koī bashar naĥīn Sāmān saw baras kā ĥay pal kī khabar naĥīn

ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬    

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Blessings for the Sinners but... ِ Sayyidatunā ‘Āishaĥ Ṣiddīqaĥ ‫ اﷲُ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋﻨْﻬَﺎ‬6 َ ‫ َر‬has reported that the َ‫ﺻ‬ Holy Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ َّ ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴْـ ِﻪ‬came to me ُ 1ّ َ said, ‘Jibrāīl ‫ اﻟـﺴـﻼَم‬ th and said, ‘This is the 15 Night of Sha’bān. Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬frees as many people from the Hell as the number of the hairs on the goats of the tribe of Kalb. But He ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬does not cast Merciful Sight at infidel, malicious person, one who cuts off family ties, the one who dangles his clothes, a person who disobeys his parents and a person who is habitual of drinking wine.’

(Shu’ab-ul-Īmān, pp. 384, vol. 3, Ḥadīš 3837)

(Above mentioned piece ‘the person dangling his clothes beyond the ankles’ in Ḥadīš is meant for those who dangle their trouser, Shalwār, Taĥband etc. over their ankles out of arrogance). A similar Ḥadīš reported by the great scholarly saint Shaykh ِ Imām Aḥmad bin Ḥanbal ‫  اﷲُ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬6 َ ‫ َر‬on behalf of Shaykh ِ ‘Abdullāĥ Ibn ‘Amr ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬also includes the murderer. ُ 6 (Musnad Imām Aḥmad, pp. 589, vol. 2, Ḥadīš 6653) ِ Sayyidunā Kašīr bin Murraĥ ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬has reported that the ُ 6 Prophet of Raḥmaĥ, the Intercessor of Ummaĥ, the Owner of th َ‫ﺻ‬ Jannaĥ ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ   َواٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ said, ‘On the 15 of Sha’bān, Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬forgives everyone on earth except the one who associates partners with Him or the one who has malice in his heart.’

(Shu’ab-ul-Īmān, pp. 381, vol. 3, Ḥadīš 3830)

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ŮŽ

ŮŽŮŽ

Ů‘ŮŽ Ů?‍ؚل ۥيه‏ The Supplication of SayyidunÄ DÄ wĹŤd ‍الس م‏

SayyidunÄ â€˜AlÄŤ â€ŤŮ€ďşŽďąƒ ŮŽâ€†Ůˆ ŰĄďş&#x;ـَـ Ů? اďť&#x;ـۥ َـ Ů?ﺎۥ‏ Ů° َ‍ ďŽ?ŮŽŮ€ َّﺎ َم اďť&#x;Ů€ďť Ů€ Ů?ďťŞâ€†ďş—ŮŽŮ€ďťŒâ€Źwould often come outside on th the 15 night of Sha’bÄ n. So once he came out and said while looking towards sky, ‘Once, on the 15th of Sha’bÄ n, the great Prophet of Allah ‍ ŮŽďť‹ Ů‘ďş° ŮŽŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏, SayyidunÄ DÄ wĹŤd ‍ اďť&#x;ﺴَم‏ ŮŽŮ‘ ‍ ďť‹ŮŽďť ŮŽďť´ Ů’ Ů?‏raised his gaze towards the sky and said, ‘This is the time when whoever supplicated to Allah ‍ ŮŽďť‹ Ů‘ďş° ŮŽŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏for anything, Allah ‍ ŮŽďť‹ Ů‘ďş° ŮŽŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏fulfilled his supplication (Duâ€™Ä ) and whoever asked for forgiveness, Allah ‍ ŮŽďť‹ Ů‘ďş° ŮŽŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏forgave him provided supplicant is not a taxman (a person who unjustly demands tax money), a magician, a soothsayer or a player of music.’ Then he invoked this supplication:

Ů‘Ů° ŮŽ ŰĄ ŮŽ ŮŽ ‍الل Ů?ه ŮŽŮ‘Ů… ŮŽŘą َّب دا Ů—ŮˆŘŻ اغ Ů?Ů ŰĄŘą Ů„ ŮŽŮ?Ů… ۥن‏ ŮŽ ŮŽ Ů‘ŮŽ ŮŽŰĄ Ů° ŰĄ ŮŽ ŮŽ ŮŽ ‍٠ه Ů?ذه)Ů° الل ŰĄŮŠŮ„ŘŠŮ? Ř§ŮˆŮ? ا ŰĄŘł َتغ٠َع ŮŽŮƒ Ů ŰĄŮ?ŮŠ َها‏ Ů? â€ŤŘŻŘšŮƒâ€Ź Meaning: ‘O Allah ‍ ! ŮŽďť‹ Ů‘ďş° ŮŽŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏O the Rab of DÄ wĹŤd ‍ اďť&#x;ﺴَم‏ ŮŽŮ‘ ‍ !ďť‹ŮŽďť ŮŽďť´ Ů’ Ů?‏Whoever asks prayer to you in this night or seeks your forgiveness, forgive him.’ (Laáš­Ä if-ul-Maâ€™Ä rif li-Ibn Rajab-ul-ḤanbalÄŤ, pp. 137, vol. 1)

Ĥar khaáš­Ä tĹŤ dar-guzar kar baykas-o-majbĹŤr kÄŤ YÄ IlÄ ÄĽÄŤ ‍ !ďť‹ŮŽ Ů‘ŮŽďş° ŮŽŮˆ ŮŽďş&#x; َّ‏Maghfirat kar baykas-o-majbĹŤr kÄŤ

Ů° ‍ﺝ  اďť&#x;Ů€ Ů°ďť Ů€ďťŞ ďş—ďťŒâ€Ź ‍ﺎ ďť‹ Ů° ﺤ ﺪ‏        11

Ů’ ‍ﺝ ďť  ۥا ďť‹  اďť&#x;ﺤ ďş’ ŰĄďť´ďş?‏   


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The Deprived People Dear Islamic brothers! Shab-e-Barā-at is a vital night and it must not be spent carelessly. Downpour of special blessings is showered in this holy night. In this night, Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬frees people from Hell in a number more than that of hairs on the goats of the tribe of Banī Kalb. It is recorded in books that the tribe of Banī Kalb possessed the largest number of goats among the tribes of Arabia. Alas! There are some unfortunate people who have been declared to remain deprived of forgiveness in Shab-e-Barā-at i.e. the night of rescue. Shaykh Imam Bayĥaqī Shāfi’ī ‫َﻋـﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ ر ْﺣـ َﻤ ُﺔ  اﻟـﻠـ ِﻪ  اﻟـۡ َﻘـ ِﻮی‬ has reported in ‘Faḍāil-ul-Awqāt’: The Prophet of Raḥmaĥ, the َ‫ﺻ‬ Intercessor of Ummaĥ ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ has alarmed, ‘Six persons will not be pardoned even in that night: 1.

An alcoholic

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The one who is disobedient to parents.

3.

Habitual of fornication.

4.

The one who cuts-off family ties.

5.

The one who sketches portraits.

6.

The one who tells tales. (Faḍāil-ul-Awqāt, pp. 130, vol. 1, Ḥadīš 27)

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for being deprived of forgiveness. If someone has been indulged in any of the above mentioned sins should repent from the core of his heart for that particular sin and for all the sins in general as well before the advent of Shab-e-Barā-at; rather he should firmly repent right now without any delay. If someone has violated the rights of others, then, in addition to repentance, he should apologise/compensate them. ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬    

ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    َ

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ّٰ َ ۡ َ ‫ رحـمة‬Towards A Letter of Imām-e-Aĥl-e-Sunnat ‫اِ َعل ۡيه‬

All Muslims Imām-e-Aĥl-e-Sunnat, Mujaddid [Revivalist] of the Ummaĥ, ‘Allāmaĥ, Maulānā, Al-Ḥāj Al-Ḥāfiẓ, Al-Qārī, Ash-Shāĥ Imām Aḥmad Razā Khān ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ ر ْﲪَ ُﺔ اﻟـ َّﺮ ْﲪ ٰ ْﻦ‬wrote a letter to one of his disciples emphasizing repentance before onset of Shab-e-Barā-at. Same is being presented here due to its worthiness. Hence it is mentioned on page ‘356 to 357’ of Kulliyāt Makātīb-e-Razā: Shab-e-Barā-at is about to come. On this night, the deeds of all servants are presented in the Exalted Court of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬. For َ‫ﺻ‬ the sake of the Most Dignified Rasūl ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ , Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬forgives the sins of the Muslims except that of a few. Among these are those two Muslims who bear mutual hostility for some worldly reasons. Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬says: ‘Leave them as they are, until they mend their relations.’ 13


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Aĥl-e-Sunnat should end discords and mend relations before sunset of 14th Sha’bān. Fulfil the rights of others; else get waiver so that the book of deeds is presented in His court devoid of rights of others. Regarding the rights of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬, mere sincere repentance is sufficient. It is mentioned in a Ḥadīš: َ َ ۢ ۡ َ َّ ۡ َ َ ۢ ۡ َّ َ ُ َّ َ ‫ب ُل‬ ‫ ذن‬A ‫ب كمن‬ ِ ‫( الائِب مِن الـذن‬Whoever repents of his sin, is as if he has not committed the sin at all). (Sunan Ibn Mājaĥ, Ḥadīš 4250) If one abides as advised, (by the grace of Allah ‫ ) َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬there is a strong hope of forgiveness in this night provided his beliefs are ۡ َّ ‫( َو ُه َو ۡال َغ ُف ۡو ُر‬He forgives sins and grants mercy). perfect. ‫الرحِيم‬ This practice of bringing brothers in Islam close to settle discords and fulfil the rights of each other is being in effect here since long. Hopefully, you will inculcate this good practice among the Muslims of your environs to become deserving of the reward mentioned in the following narration:

َ ۡ َ َ َ ََ ً َ َ ً ‫ِ ۡس ِم ُس َّنة َح َس َنة فل ُه ا ۡج ُرها َوا ۡج ُر َم ۡن ع ِمل ب ِ َها‬A‫َم ۡن َس َّن ِف ا‬ ۡ َ ‫ َي ۡن ُق ُص م ِۡن ا ُ ُج ۡوره ِۡم‬Aَ ِ‫ يَ ۡو ِم ۡال ِق ٰي َمة‬Iِٰ ‫ا‬ ‫ش ٌء‬ ِ He who initiates a virtuous tradition in Islam, there is reward of it for him and also the reward of all those acting upon it will be written continually in his account of deeds until the Day of Judgement without any decrease in the rewards of those acting upon it. 14


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Pray for this Faqīr (lowly servant of Allah ‫ ) َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬to be blessed with absolution and peace in the world and in the Hereafter! I remember you in supplications and will keep doing so ‫اِ ْن  َﺷﺂءَاﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬. It should be made clear to all the Muslims that concord and pardon all should be made from core of the heart. Neither mere utterance by tongue is sufficient and nor lip-service is liked in the court of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬.

َ َّ َ ‫السم‬ ‫و‬

Faqīr Aḥmad Razā Qādirī From: Bareilly

Fast on the 15th of Sha’bān Sayyidunā ‘Alī ‫ـﺎﱃ َ و ۡﺟـﻬَـ ُﻪ  اﻟـۡ َﮑـ ِﺮﻳۡﻢ‬ ٰ َ‫ ﮐَـ َّﺮ َم  اﻟـﻠـ ُﻪ  ﺗَـﻌ‬has reported that the Holy th َ‫ﺻ‬ Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ said, ‘When the 15 Night of Sha’bān comes, do Qiyām (for worship) in the night and observe fast in the day. No doubt Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬reveals special Divine Manifestation on sky above the earth from the time of sunset and announces, ‘Is there anyone seeking forgiveness so that I may forgive him? Is there anyone seeking sustenance so that I may grant him sustenance? Is there anyone afflicted so that I may relieve his affliction? Is there so and so...’ He ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬keeps announcing it until the time of the Fajr.’ (Sunan Ibn Mājaĥ, pp. 160, vol. 2, Ḥadīš 1388) ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     15

ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬   


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A Rewarding Opportunity The books of deeds are exchanged on Shab-e-Barā-at. If possible, observe fast on the 14th of Sha’bān to get recorded a fast on the closing day of the book of deeds. On 14th of Sha’bān, after offering the congregational Ṣalāĥ of ‘Aṣr it is better to observe I’tikāf and stay in Masjid with the intention of waiting for Ṣalāĥ of Maghrib. In this way the last moments when the book of deeds is about to change, the virtues of being present in Masjid, being in I’tikāf, and waiting expectantly to offer Ṣalāt-ul-Maghrib etc. will be inscribed in it. It is even golden to spend the whole night worshipping Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬.

The Green Slip of Paper ِ Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul ‘Azīz ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  َﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫َر‬ ُ 6 was once busy in worship in the 15th Night of Sha’bān. When he raised his head he found a green slip of paper whose refulgence was extending up to the sky. It was bearing the words

ۡ َ ۡ ۡ َ ۡ ُ ‫الار م َِن ال ۡ َمل ِك الۡ َعز ۡيز ل َِع ۡبدِه‬ َّ ‫اءةٌ ّ ِم َن‬ َ ‫ ] ٰهذِه بَ َر‬meaning: [ِ‫ٰ ع َم َر ب ِن عبدِالعزِيز‬5 ِ ِ ِ ِ ٰ5

This is an order of absolution from the hellfire sent from Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬, the Omnipotent, for His servant ‘Umar bin Abdul ‘Azīz. (Tafsīr Rūḥ-ul-Bayān)

Dear Islamic brothers! ‫ ا َﻟ ْ َـﺤ ْﻤ ُـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ َﻋ َّﺰ َو َﺟ َّﻞ‬At one end, this incident reveals the greatness and saintliness of Sayyidunā ‘Umar bin 16


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ِ Abdul ‘Azīz ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬and on the other end it discloses the ُ 6 excellence and blessedness of Shab-e-Barā-at. ‫ !ا َﻟ ْ َـﺤ ْﻤ ُـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ َﻋ َّﺰ َو َﺟ َّﻞ‬This blessed night brings Barā-at (absolution) from the blazing fire of Hell. That is why it is called Shab-e-Barā-at.

Six Nawāfil after Ṣalāt-ul-Maghrib To offer specific six Rak’āt of Nafl after the Farḍ and Sunan of Ṣalāt-ul-Maghrib is one of the traditions of the pious saints ِ ‫ﺎﱃ‬ ٰ َ ‫ﻢ  اﻟـﻠ ـ ُﻪ  ﺗَـﻌ‬ َ ‫ َر‬of Islam. After offering the Farḍ and Sunan etc., ُ ‫ﲪ ُﻬ‬ offer six Rak’āt of Nafl in sets of two. Before offering the first two Rak’āt, make the intention: ‘Yā Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬By the virtue of these two Rak’āt, grant me long life with wellbeing.’ Similarly, before offering the second two Rak’āt, make the intention: ‘Yā Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬By the virtue of these two Rak’āt, protect me from calamities.’ Before offering the last two Rak’āt, make the intention: ‘Yā Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬By the virtue of these two Rak’āt, do not make me dependent on anyone except You.’ After every two Rak’āt, recite Sūraĥ al-Ikhlāṣ twenty one times or Sūraĥ Yāsīn once. If possible, recite both. It is also possible that one Islamic brother recites Sūraĥ Yāsīn while the rest listen to it. Keep in mind that the other Islamic brother(s) should not recite Sūraĥ Yāsīn etc. aloud individually while recitation is already taking place loudly. ‫ اِ ْن   َﺷﺂءَاﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬Huge reward will pile up for you at the very beginning of the blessed night. Each time after Sūraĥ Yāsīn, recite the Du’ā of mid-Sha’bān. 17


тАлтАкThe Month of My ProphetтАмтАм

тАлтАкDuтАЩ─Б for Mid-ShaтАЩb─БnтАмтАм

тАлтАм тАл┘░ тАм тАл ┘Тя║г ┘░я╗д я╗ж   я║г █б  тАм тАля║С┘А ┘Тя║┤ я╗в я╗Я┘Ая╗а┘А я╗ктАм тАлтАк┘О - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, theтАмя╗Л ┘Ся║░ ┘О┘О┘И ┘Оя║Я ┘С┘Оя╗Ю тАкAllahтАмтАм тАлтАкMost Merciful.тАмтАм

тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘Т ┘ТтАм тАл┘░тАм тАл╪з┘ЕтАм тАля╗ж я╗Л я╗а █бя╗┤ я╗к я╗│я║О ╪░╪з╪зя╗Яя║атАм тАля╗дтАм тАля╗│тАм тАля╗╗тАм тАл┘ИтАм тАля╗жтАм тАля╗дтАм тАл╪з╪зя╗ЯтАм тАл╪░тАм тАля║ОтАм тАля╗│тАм тАлтАм тАля╗атАм тАл╪зя╗ЯтАм тАл╪зя╗╗я╗Ы┘А┘Ая║о тАм тАл┘Ая╗╝ ┘Д ┘И тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл   тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл        тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл█бтАм тАл█бтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘Т ┘ТтАм тАля║О┘Е я╗╗ █д ╪з ┘░тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАля▓Ф ┘Ия║Я┘Ая║О╪▒тАм тАля║ЯтАм тАл╪зя╗Яя╗╝тАм тАля║отАм тАля╗мтАм тАля╗ЗтАм тАля║ЦтАм тАля╗зтАм тАл╪зтАм тАля╗╗тАм тАл╪зтАм тАлтАк$тАмтАм тАля╗МтАм тАл╪зя╗╗я╗зтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл╪з╪зя╗Яя╗Д ┘Тя╗о ┘Д ┘И тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАля╗│я║О ╪░ тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл    тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл█бтАм тАл┘░тАм тАл╪зя╗Я┘Тя╗д ┘Тя║┤я║Шя║а █бя▓Ся╗│ █бтАм тАля╗Ы ┘Тя╗и┘Ая║Ц я╗Ыя║Ш ┘Тя║Тя║Ш  █бтАм тАл┘АтАк4тАмтАм тАл┘А ╪з ┘Т┘ЖтАм тАля╗атАм тАля╗ЯтАм тАл╪зтАм тАлтАм тАля▓ФтАм тАля╗ФтАм тАл┘Ая║ВтАк/тАмтАм тАля║итАм тАл╪зя╗ЯтАм тАл┘Ая║О┘ЖтАм тАля╗гтАм тАл╪зтАм тАл┘ИтАм тАля╗жтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл        тАм тАлтАм тАл тАм тАлтАм тАл тАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл█дтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘Л ┘Т ┘ТтАм тАля╗Ь┘░тАм тАля║дя║о ┘Т┘И ┘Ля╗гя║О ╪з ┘Т┘Ия╗г ┘Тя╗Дя║о ┘Т┘И╪п┘Л╪з ╪з ┘Т┘Ия╗гя╗Ш  ┘ЛтАм тАл┘Ая▒░╪зтАм тАля╗гтАм тАл┘ИтАм тАл╪зтАм тАля║ОтАм тАля╗┤тАм тАля╗ШтАм тАля║╖тАм тАля║РтАм тАля║ШтАм тАля╗Ля╗и я║к┘Г я░▓█б ╪з  ┘Е ╪зя╗ЯтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл тАм тАл тАм тАл┘░тАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАля╗Л┘А┘АтАк LтАмя░▓█б ╪зя╗Я┘А┘Ая║о╪▓┘В я╗У ┘ТтАм тАля║г ┘Тя║оя╗г  █бтАм тАл┘А┘Ая║Оя╗гя║в ╪зя╗Я я╗а┘А┘А я║Ся╗Фя╗А┘А┘А я╗ая╗Ъ я║╖┘А┘Ая╗Шя║О┘И █бтАм тАл┘А┘Ая║ОтАкBтАмтАм тАлтАкDтАм┘И тАм тАл   тАм тАл  тАм тАл  тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл     тАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘Т █бтАм тАл┘К ┘И╪зя╗Ч┘Т я║Шя║Ш┘А┘Ая║О╪▒ ╪▒ ┘Т╪▓ я╗Ч┘А █бтАм тАл┘АтАк 4тАмя╗Л ┘Тя╗и┘Ая║к┘Г я░▓█б ╪з  ┘Е ╪зя╗Я  ┘░тАм тАля╗▓ ┘И╪зя║Ы┘Т я║Т ┘Тя║Ш┘А  █бтАм тАл┘Ая║РтАм тАл┘И я╗Г┘Ая║о ╪птАм тАля╗Ья║Ш┘А тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл█бтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл█бтАм тАля╗Ъ ╪зя╗Яя║д┘А  я╗ЦтАм тАля║│ я╗Мя╗┤ ┘Ля║к╪з я╗г ┘Тя║о ╪▓┘Ия╗Ч┘Ля║О я╗гя╗оя╗У ┘Ля╗Шя║О я╗Яя╗ая║ия▓С╪з╪к я╗Уя║Оя╗зя╗Ъ я╗Чя╗ая║Ц ┘Ия╗Ч ┘Тя╗оя╗ЯтАм тАл                  тАм тАлтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘░тАм тАл┘ТтАм тАля║дя╗о╪з ╪зя╖▓ я╗гя║ОтАм тАля░▓█б тАм тАля╗Ъ ╪зя╗Я я╗д я╗и я║░ ┘Д я╗ЛтАк LтАмя╗Я  я║┤ тАм тАля║О┘Ж я╗з  я║Т я╗┤ тАм тАля╗Ы я║Шя║О я║С тАм тАля╗Ъ ╪зя╗Я я╗дя║о я║│ я╗Ю я╗│ я╗д тАм тАл тАм тАл┘Т ┘Ч█дтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАля╗Ь ┘░я║Ш┘А┘Ая║Р я┤┐я┤╛ ╪зя╗Я┘░я╗м █бтАм тАл┘А┘Ая║Ц тАкXтАмтАм тАля║╕┘А┘Ая║В╪б ┘Ия╗│я║Ь я║ТтАм тАл╪зя╗ЯтАм тАл┘ЕтАм тАл╪зтАм тАл┘А┘Ая║к┘ЗтАм тАлтАк YтАм┘И я╗Ля╗итАм тАл┘А┘Ая║Оя╗Яя║Шя║а  тАкLтАмтАм тАля║СтАм тАл┘А┘Ая╗▓тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл] тАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАлтАм тАл  тАм тАлтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл┘Т █бтАм тАл┘ТтАм тАл╪зя╗╗ ┘Тя╗Ля╗Ия╗в я░▓█б я╗Я █бя╗┤тАк dтАм╪зя╗Яя╗и ┘ТтАм тАля╗Ь┘Ая║о ┘Е ╪з я╗Я  █бтАм тАл┘АтАкgтАмтАм тАля╗дтАм тАл╪зя╗ЯтАм тАля║О┘ЖтАм тАля║ТтАм тАл┘Ая╗МтАм тАля║╖тАм тАля║отАм тАля╗мтАм тАля║╖тАм тАля╗жтАм тАля╗гтАм тАля╗ТтАм тАля║╝тАм тАл                  тАм тАлтАк18тАмтАм


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ْ ْ ْ ۡ ‫ﻳ ْﻔﺮق ﻓ ۡﻴﻬﺎ ﻛﻞ ا ْﻣﺮ ﺣﻜ‬ ‫ـﻒ ﻋ ﻨـﺎ ﻣـﻦ‬ ‫ﺸ‬ ‫ﻜ‬ ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ن‬ ‫ا‬ 7 ‫م‬ ‫ﱪ‬ ‫ـ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫و‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻴ‬        ٍ   ٍ      ْ ْ ْ ْ ْ ْ ْ ‫ﻧ‬ ‫ا‬ ‫ـﻢ‬ ‫ﻠ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ا‬ ‫ﻮ‬ ‫ﻠ‬ ‫ﻼ‬ ‫ﺒ‬ ‫ـﻚ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ـ‬ ‫ﺑ‬ ‫ﺖ‬ ‫ﻧ‬ ‫ا‬ ‫و‬ 7 ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻠ‬ ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﻧ‬ ‫ﻻ‬ ‫ﺎ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫و‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻠ‬ ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﻧ‬ ‫ﺎ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ء‬ ‫ا‬ ‫ﺒ‬ ‫اﻟ‬ ‫و‬ ‫ء‬   ٖ                      ‫اﻟ‬ ْ ْ ْ ْ ٰ ‫ اﷲ ﺗﻌ‬T‫ـ‬ ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬o‫ـﺎ‬ ‫ـﺪ‬ ‫ـﻴ ﺪﻧﺎ ﻣ‬ ‫ﺳ‬ T‫ـ‬ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫و‬ ‫ﺰ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫اﻻ‬ ‫ﺖ‬ ‫اﻧ‬ 7 ‫م‬ ‫ـﺮ‬ ‫ﻛ‬ ‫اﻻ‬  ٍ ‫ﺤ ﻤ‬              ْ ۡ ْ ْ ٰ ‫ﷲ رب اﻟ‬ ﴾﴿ ‫ﲔ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﻠ‬ ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ واﻟ‬7‫ وا ْﺻﺤﺎ ﺑ ٖﻪ وﺳ ﻠﻢ‬:   ٖ  ‫ ٰا‬Tٰ ‫ و ﻋ‬    ‫ﺤ‬          Translation: Yā Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬O the One who does favour to everyone but no one can do any favour to You! O the One bearing high majesty and grandeur! O the One who bestows bounty and rewards! There is none worthy of worship except You. You help the troubled, provide refuge to those who seek refuge and give peace to those who are in fear. Yā Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬In the primary book (i.e. Lauḥ Maḥfūẓ/Secured Tablet) that is with You, if You have written my name among the unfortunate, the deprived, the rejected or one with lacking sustenance, then Yā Allah ‫ َﻋ َّﺰ َو َﺟ َّﻞ‬, with Your grace, remove my misfortune, deprivation, disgrace and lack of sustenance, write my among those who are blessed with good fortune, increased sustenance and ability to perform good deeds in the primary book. Indeed, You have truly mentioned in Your own descended book (i.e. the Holy Quran) as uttered by َ‫ﺻ‬ Your Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ : Translation from Kanz-ul-Īmān: َ ‫ﻋ‬ ‘Allah ‫ َ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ ّﻞ‬erases and confirms whatever He wills; and only with Him is the real script.’ (Part 13, Sūraĥ Ar-Ra’d, verse 39) O my Rab ‫!ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ By virtue of Divine Manifestation that lies in 15th night of the 19


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blessed month of Sha’bān in which every prudent task is assigned and is made irrevocable, remove from us all calamities and discords, those that we know about as well as those that we do not, while You know everything the most. Truly, You are the most powerful, the most reverent. And may Allah Almighty ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬send َ‫ﺻ‬ blessings and salutation on Sayyidunā Muhammad ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ , ِ and on his holy family and his companions ‫  اﷲُ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻨْ ُﻬ ۡﻢ‬6 َ ‫ َر‬and all َ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻞ‬ ‫ﺟ‬ ‫َو‬ ‫ﺰ‬ ّ praise is for Allah َ َ ّ َ , the Sustainer of the worlds.

Some Madanī Requests by Sag-e-Madīnaĥ ‫ـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ ُ ‫ـﺤ ْﻤ‬ َ ْ ‫!ا َﻟ‬

It has been practice of Sag-e-Madīnaĥ since long to offer six Nafl and do recitation from the holy Quran at Shab-e-Barā’at as prescribed above. This form of worship after Maghrib is Nafl. It is neither Farḍ nor Wājib and there is no prohibition in Sharī’aĥ about Nafl and Tilāwaĥ after Maghrib. ‘Allāmaĥ Ibn Rajab Ḥanbalī ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ ر ْﺣـ َﻤ ُﺔ  اﻟـﻠـ ِﻪ  اﻟـۡ َﻘـ ِﻮی‬has mentioned: Among Syrians the grand saints like Shaykh Khālid bin Ma’dān, ِ Shaykh Makḥūl, Shaykh Luqmān bin ‘Āmir ‫ﲪ ُﻬ ُﻢ  اﻟـﻠ ـ ُﻪ  ﺗَـﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ‬ َ ‫ َر‬and others always observed great reverence for this holy night and worshiped abundantly in this night. Muslims learnt reverence for this holy night from these great saints. (Laṭāif-ul-Ma’ārif li-Ibn Rajab-ul-Ḥanbalī, pp. 145, vol. 1)

It is mentioned in the authentic book of Fiqĥ Ḥanafī, Dur-reMukhtār: ‘In Shab-e-Barā-at, observing vigil (for worship) is Mustaḥab. This vigil does not necessitate staying awake for the 20


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whole night; awaking for most part of the night is also referred as full night Vigil.’ (Dur-re-Mukhtār, pp. 568, vol. 2) Madanī Request: So, if possible, all Islamic brothers should offer these six Nawāfil and other related invocations after Ṣalāĥ of Maghrib in their Masjid to earn enormous reward. Islamic sisters may perform these rituals in their homes.

Security from Evil Spell/Black Magic Throughout the Year It is mentioned on page 134 of the book ‘Islāmī Zindagī’, comprising of 170 pages, published by Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ, the publishing organ of Dawat-e-Islami: ‘In the 15th night of Sha’bān, boil seven leaves of berry tree in water, perform Ghusl (ritual bath) with that water (when it is cooled down) ‫اِ ْن  َﺷﺂءَاﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ you will remain secured from evil spell/black magic throughout the year.’

Shab-e-Barā-at and Visiting the Graves The Mother of the Believers, Sayyidatunā ‘Āishaĥ Ṣiddīqaĥ ِ َ‫ﺻ‬ ِٖ ِ ‫ ﻋﻨْﻬَﺎ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌ‬ َ ‫ﺎﱃ‬ َ ‫ َر‬has reported: ‘I missed the Prophet ‫ﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪ َ واٰﻟﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 6 ُ 1ّ َ one night and later found him in (the cemetery of) al-Baqī’. َ‫ﺻ‬ The Holy Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ said, ‘Were you afraid that َ‫ﺻ‬ Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬and His Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ would deprive َ you of your right?’ I said, ‘Yā Rasūlallāĥ ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ ّﻞ‬, I thought that 21


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you might have gone to visit one of your blessed wives.’ He َ‫ﺻ‬ َ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌ‬ ُ 1ّ َ said, ‘Allah ‫ َ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ ّﻞ‬the Glorious and Exalted shows Divine Manifestation on the sky above the earth in the 15th night of Sha’bān; He ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬forgives sinners greater in number than the number of hairs on the goats of the tribe of Kalb.’ (Sunan-ut-Tirmiżī, pp. 183, vol. 2, Ḥadīš 739)

Who Invented Fireworks? Dear Islamic brothers! ‫ا َﻟ ْ َـﺤ ْﻤ ُـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ َّﺰ َو َﺟ َّﻞ‬, Shab-e-Barā’at is the night to acquire freedom and salvation from the fire of Hell but unfortunately, a large number of Muslims waste their hard-earned money in buying fire for themselves in the form of firecrackers and varieties of fireworks thereby violating the holiness of this night. The renowned commentator of the Holy Quran, Muftī Aḥmad Yār Khān ‫ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ِﻪ  اﻟ َّﺮﲪَ ُﺔ  اﻟ َّﺮﲪٰﻦ‬has mentioned in his booklet ‘Islāmī Zindagī’: ‘It is really a great deprivation to spend this night in committing sins. It is said that fireworks were invented by َّ ‫ ﻋـﻠَﻴْـ ِﻪ  ا‬ Namrūd. When Sayyidunā Ibrāĥīm ‫اﻟـﺴ َﻼم‬ َّ ‫ﻟـﺼﻠٰﻮة ُ َ و‬ َ ‫ٰ  ﻧَﺒِـﻴِّـﻨَﺎ َ و‬1‫ َﻋـ‬was put into the fire, the fire extinguished and turned into a garden of flowers. So Namrūd’s people prepared firecrackers and after setting these alight fired towards Sayyidunā Ibrāĥīm ‫ اﻟـﺴـﻼَم‬ َّ ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴْـ ِﻪ‬.’ (Islāmī Zindagī, p. 77)

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The Prevalent Fireworks Related to Shab-e-Barā-at are Ḥarām Regretfully this sinful tradition of fireworks on the eve of Shab-eBarā-at is proliferating among Muslims. It is stated in ‘Islāmī Zindagī’: Muslims waste millions of rupees in practicing this tradition and every year many cases are reported that so many houses burnt down due to the fireworks and so many persons burnt to death. This sinful activity is a serious risk for life, wealth and assets. Further it is just putting one’s own wealth to fire and in return, getting the burden of disobedience of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬upon the shoulders. For the sake of Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬Refrain from committing this absurd and Ḥarām act, and prevent your children and relatives as well. Wherever some uncultured children set off fireworks, do not stay to spectate such scenes. (Islāmī Zindagī, p. 78) Setting off the fireworks on Shab-e-Barā-at is, no doubt, wastage of money and extravagance; therefore this act is Ḥarām and impermissible. Likewise production, selling and purchasing of fireworks are all prohibited as per Sharī’aĥ. (Fatāwā Ajmaliyyaĥ, pp. 52, vol. 4)

Imām-e-Aĥl-e-Sunnat, Mujaddid [Revivalist] of the Ummaĥ, Reviver of the Sunnaĥ, Destroyer of Bid’aĥ, Scholar of the Sacred Law, ‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Al-Ḥāj Al-Ḥāfiẓ, Al-Qārī, Ash-Shāĥ Imām Aḥmad Razā Khān ‫ﲪ ُﺔ اﻟـ َّﺮ ْﲪ ٰ ْﻦ‬ َ ْ ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ ر‬has stated, ‘Undoubtedly 23


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the traditional detonation of fireworks at the occasions of weddings and Shab-e-Barā-at is Ḥarām and a sure offence as it involves wastage of money.’ (Fatāwā Razawīyyaĥ (Jad īd), pp. 279, vol. 23)

The Permissible Form of Fireworks The fireworks that are set off at Shab-e-Barā-at are usually just for the sake of pleasure and amusement and are therefore sinful, Ḥarām and an act that leads to Hell. However, there are some specific permissible forms of fireworks as well. It was asked in ِ ‫ﲪ ُﺔ  ا‬ the blessed presence of A’lā Ḥaḍrat ‫ﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪ‬ َ ْ ‫ َر‬: ‘What do the scholars of Islam say as regard to whether production and detonation of fireworks is Ḥarām or not?’ Answer: It is forbidden and sinful except in those cases which are devoid of sports and extravagance e.g. setting off firecrackers or fireballs for announcement of moon sighting for a new month, or to drive away the harmful animals or drive away the animals and birds from fields or fruit bearing trees in jungles or even in cities when required. (Fatāwā Razawīyyaĥ, pp. 290, vol. 23) Tujĥ ko Sha’bān-ul-Mu’aẓẓam ka Khudāyā wāsṭaĥ Bakhsh day Rab-e-Muḥammad tū mayrī ĥar aīk khaṭā

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1. Inspiring Ijtimā’ of Shab-e-Barā-at If one is desirous to increase the fervour for worshiping on the night of Shab-e-Barā-at, to refrain from sinful acts like setting fireworks in this holy night and wants to become a pious Muslim, he should embrace the Madanī environment of Dawat-e-Islami, the global, non political movement for propagation of Quran and Sunnaĥ. One should travel three days every month in the Sunnaĥ-Inspiring Madanī Qāfilaĥ with the devotees of Prophet and should tend to transform his life according to the guidelines of Madanī In’āmāt. For enticement, two inspiring Madanī marvels are being mentioned. The extract from writings of an Islamic brother of Markaz-ul-Auliyā, Lahore (Pakistan) regarding revolutionary reforms in his life is as under. Before embracing the Madanī environment of Dawat-e-Islami, the global, non political movement for propagation of Quran and Sunnaĥ, I had been availing the company of the misled sect and was involved in a variety of sinful activities. Regretfully, I was proud of my lifestyle of watching movies and dramas and visiting porn clubs (‫) َﻣـﻌَـﺎذَ  اﻟـﻠ ـﻪ‬. The decline of my sinful days and the dawning of my reformed self owe to the individual efforts of an Islamic brother. He convinced me to attend the SunnaĥInspiring Ijtimā’ of Shab-e-Barā-at at Hanjarwal. The speech of Muballigh-e-Dawat-e-Islami was so inspiring and heart rending that I regretted deeply over my sinful past. I perspired and felt so ashamed and afraid due to my disobedience to Allah ‫َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ that I burst into tears. After the Ijtimā’ an Islamic brother who 25


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was responsible for Madanī Qāfilaĥ met me and persuaded me to travel with Madanī Qāfilaĥ. I was already inspired and so I readily agreed to travel with the Madanī Qāfilaĥ. In the blessed company of the devotees of the Noble Prophet I learnt various acts of Sunnaĥ in Madanī Qāfilaĥ and ‫اَﻟ ْ َـﺤ ْﻤ ُـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ I repented from my all previous sins. Upon the arrival of the month of Ramadan-ul-Mubārak I availed the opportunity of blissful I’tikāf in the last ten days with the devotees of the Exalted Prophet. In this I’tikāf, on 27th night, a fortunate Islamic brother َ‫ﺻ‬ was blessed with the vision of Holy Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ . This significant incident intensified my liking for Dawat-eIslami and I firmly embraced the Madanī environment of Dawat-e-Islami. Āo karnay lago gay baĥut nayk kām Madanī Māḥaul mayn karlo tum I’tikāf Fazl-e-Rab say ĥo dīdār-e-Sultan-e-Dīn Madanī Māḥaul mayn tum karlo I’tikāf Rāḥat-o-chaīn pāye gā qalb-e-Ḥazīn Madanī Māḥaul mayn karlo tum I’tikāf (Wasāil-e-Bakhshish, p. 353)

2. Crazy for Films The statement of another Islamic brother from Bara Board, Bāb-ul-Madīnaĥ (Karachi) is summarised as follows: I was a misfit and despised person of society. People called me ‘film 26


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crazy’ for I watched films and dramas excessively every day. Reforms in me owe to the individual effort of an Islamic brother. This led me to attend the Sunnaĥ-Inspiring Ijtimā’ of Shab-eBarā-at held in Khajji ground (Gulbahar, Karachi) organized by Dawat-e-Islami, the global, non political movement for propagation of Quran and Sunnaĥ. When I listened to the heart rending speech about ‘First Night in the Grave’ it felt the fear of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬in my core of the heart. I repented from all my previous sins and embraced the Madanī environment of Dawat-e-Islami. My entire family had been westernized. ‫ اَﻟ ْ َـﺤ ْﻤ ُـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬As a result of my individual effort five brothers of mine also became devotees of Dawat-e-Islami and they all crowned their heads with green turban and gradually the environment of our households reformed into a completely Madanī environment. At the time of writing these lines I am serving the Sunnaĥ in capacity of Nigrān of Ḥalqaĥ Mushāwarat. I love to travel with Sunnaĥ-Inspiring Madanī Qāfilaĥ and ‫ ا َﻟ ْ َـﺤ ْﻤ ُـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬I travel regularly with 3-days Madanī Qāfilaĥ every month. Yaqīnan Muqaddar ka woĥ ĥay sikandar Jisay khayr say mil gaya Madanī Māḥaul Yaĥān Sunnatayn sīkĥnay ko milayn gi Dilāye gā khauf-e-Khudā Madanī Māḥaul Ay bīmār-e-‘iṣyān tū ā jā yaĥān par Gunāĥaun kī daygā dawā Madanī Māḥaul (Wasāil-e-Bakhshish, p. 335) 27


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Dear Islamic brothers! Now towards the end of my Bayān, I would like to avail auspicious opportunity of telling you an excellence of Sunnaĥ and thereafter I will tell you some Sunnaĥs and manners. The most Beloved Prophet Muhammad َ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠ َﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌ‬ ُ 1ّ َ stated, ‘He, who loved my Sunnaĥ, loved me and he who loved me will be with me in the Paradise.’ (Mishkāt-ulMaṣābīḥ, pp. 55, vol. 1, Ḥadīš 175)

Sīnaĥ tayrī Sunnat kā Madīnaĥ banay Āqā Jannat mayn pařawsī mujĥay tum apnā banānā

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11 Madanī Pearls Regarding Visit to the Graveyard 1.

The Prophet of mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, َ‫ﺻ‬ the Most Generous and Kind ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ وا ٰ ٖﻟﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ said, ‘I had prohibited you for visiting graves. Now do visit graves for it causes aversion from worldliness and reminds of the afterlife.’ (Sunan Ibn Mājaĥ, pp. 252, vol. 2, Ḥadīš 1571)

2.

If one intends to visit a Muslim’s grave (or Mausoleum of some beloved of Allah ‫) َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬, it is Mustaḥab for him to firstly offer two Rak’āt Nafl Ṣalāĥ (not in Makruĥ timings) at his home reciting Āyat-ul-Kursī once and Sūraĥ al-Ikhlāṣ thrice after Sūraĥ al-Fātiḥaĥ in each Rak’at and to donate it’s Šawāb to Ṣāḥib-e-Qabr (i.e. the buried person); Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬will produce Nūr (light) in the grave of that deceased 28


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person and will reward this person (who donated Šawāb) abundantly. (Fatāwā ‘Ālamgīrī, pp. 350, vol. 5) 3.

Don’t engage in futile talks while going to visit a mausoleum or a grave. (Fatāwā ‘Ālamgīrī, pp. 350, vol. 5)

4.

Enter the graveyard via that usual pathway where there had never been graves of Muslims before. Never use the newly carved pathway. It is quoted in Rad-dul-Muḥtār: Walking on a newly carved pathway (that has been built up by levelling the graves) is Ḥarām. (Rad-dul-Muḥtār, pp. 612, vol. 1) Even if there is only overwhelming suspicion regarding new pathway, it is impermissible and sinful to walk on that. (Dur-re-Mukhtār , pp. 183, vol. 3)

5.

It’s been observed at some mausoleums of beloveds of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬that the flooring is done by demolishing the graves of Muslims just to facilitate visitors. Walking, standing, lying down, seating for recitation (of Quran) and invocations etc. upon such floorings is Ḥarām. Recite Fātiḥaĥ remaining distant.

6.

Beholding the grave should be done whilst standing in front of the face of the beloved of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬and one should approach from foot side of him to remain in front of his vision; never approach from head side as he (the buried) would have to turn his head to look. (Fatāwā Razawīyyaĥ, pp. 532, vol. 9) 29


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7.

Stand in the graveyard with back towards the Holy Qiblaĥ and facing the face of the buried and then invoke:

ُ َ َ َ َ ُ ّٰ ُ ۡ َ ۡ ُ ُ ۡ َ ۡ َ َ ۡ ُ ۡ َ َ ُ َ َّ َ ُ ‫ك ۡم ا َ ۡن‬ ‫ـت ۡم‬ ‫السم عليكم يـا اهل القبورِ يغ ِفرا لا ول‬ َ َۡ ۡ َۡ ٌ َ ‫ثر‬A‫لَا َسلـف َّون ُن ب ِا‬ Translation Salutation be upon you all, O inhabitants of the graves, may Allah ‫ ﻋَ َّﺰ َو َﺟ َّﻞ‬forgive us and you. You came (here) before us and we are about to come after you. (Fatāwā ‘Ālamgīrī, pp. 350, vol. 5)

8.

One who invokes this on entering the graveyard:

َ ۡ َ َ َ ۡ َ ۡ َ ۡ َّ َ َّ ُ ّٰ َ ۡ ‫ـت َخ َر َج‬ َّ‫ام ال‬ َ ‫خ‬ ۡ ‫ـرة ِ َّال‬ ِ ‫ـت‬ ‫ظ‬ ‫جسادِ الا ِلةِ وال ِع‬A‫اللهم رب ا‬ ِ ِ ۡ ۡ ّ ً ۡ َ َ ۡ َ َ ۡ ۡ َ ٌ َ ٔ ۡ ُ َ َ َ َ ۡ ُّ َ ‫ِـن عِنـ ِد َك‬ ‫مِن النيا و ِه ب ِك مومِنة ادخِل عليها روحا م‬ ۡ ّ ‫َو َس َ ًما ّم‬ ‫ِن‬ ِ Translation O Allah ‫ ﻋَ َّﺰ َو َﺟ َّﻞ‬O the Rab ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬of decayed bodies and ruined bones! Send Your blessings and my salutation to those who departed from the world with faith (in You). Then, all the Muslims who have passed away till then since the time of Sayyidunā Ādam ‫ اﻟـﺴ َـﻼم‬ َّ ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴْـ ِﻪ‬will pray for his forgiveness. (Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybaĥ, pp. 15, vol. 10) 30


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9.

َ‫ﺻ‬ The Most Merciful Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ وا ٰ ٖﻟﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ 1ّ َ said, ‘A person who enters the graveyard, then recites Sūraĥ al-Fātiḥaĥ, Sūraĥ al-Ikhlāṣ and Sūraĥ at-Takāšur and prays this supplication: ‘O Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬Deliver the Šawāb of what I recited from the Holy Quran to the Muslim men and women of this graveyard; all those believers will become intercessor for him (who donated Šawāb) on the Day of Judgement.’ (Sharaḥ-us-Ṣudūr, p. 311)

It is quoted in a Ḥadīš: One who recites Sūraĥ al-Ikhlāṣ 11 times and donates its Šawāb to the dead, he (i.e. who conveys Šawāb) will be awarded Šawāb equivalent to the number of the dead. (Dur-re-Mukhtār, pp. 183, vol. 3) 10. Agarbattī (incense sticks) should not be lit upon the grave as it is a discourteous act and it causes discomfort to the corpse; however if it is desired to spread fragrance for the comfort of the visitors, it should be lit up beside the grave on free land, as perfuming is commendable. (Derived from Fatāwā Razawīyyaĥ, pp. 525,582, vol. 9) ِ ‫ﲪ ُﺔ  ا‬ On another place, A’lā Ḥaḍrat ‫ﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪ‬ َ ْ ‫ َر‬has stated: It is quoted in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim Sharīf through Sayyidunā ‘Amr ِ bin ‘Āṣ ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬that he advised his son at the time of ُ 6 death, ‘When I die, do not let any lamenting woman or any fire accompanying my funeral.’ (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, pp. 75,

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11. Do not place lamp or incense sticks upon the grave for it is fire and placing fire upon grave teases the corpse; however if it is required for purpose of providing lighting to the passers-by, candle or lamp may be placed beside the grave on the free land. In order to learn thousands of Sunnaĥ, buy Part 16 of ‘Baĥār-e Sharī’at’ consisting of 312 pages and ‘Sunnatayn or Aadab’ comprising of 120 pages and read them. One of the best methods for learning Sunnaĥ is to travel in Madanī Qāfilah with the devotees of the Most Noble Prophet.

Give this Booklet to Someone Else after Reading it Yourself Distribute booklets published by Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ during weddings, times of grief, Ijtimā’āt and other such occasion and earn reward. Make it a habit of keeping booklets in your shop to give to customers for free. Give booklets to the newspaper delivery person or to children and have them distributed in your neighbourhood. Give a new booklet each time and earn reward for inviting towards good.

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5 Madanī Pearls ِ Sayyīdunā ‘Abdullāĥ bin ‘Amr bin al-‘Āṣ ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌ َ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬has stated, ُ 6 ‘There are 5 such habits, that if someone adopts, he will become virtuous in the worldly life and in the afterlife:

1.

َ ُ ُ ّٰ َّ َ ٰ َ ّٰ ُ Aِ ‫ ا ِل ا‬A From time to time, one should kept ِ ‫ا م َّم ٌد َّر ُس ۡول ا‬ reciting it.

2.

Whenever he is afflicted with any calamity (e.g. if he becomes ill, suffers a loss, or if he hears worrying news), he should َّ َ َّ ُ َ َ َ ۡ َ َ َ ُ َ ۡ َ ٓ َّ َ ّٰ َّ ّٰ ۡ َ ۡ ّ ‫ا ِ ۡال َع‬ invoke ‫جع ۡون‬ ِ ‫ ا ِنا ِ ِ و ا ِنا ا ِلهِ را‬and ‫ل الع ِظي ِم‬ ِ ‫ ب‬Aِ ‫ قوة ا‬A‫حول و‬A. ِِ

3.

Whenever he receives a blessing, he should invoke َ ۡ ‫ل ۡم ُد ِ ّٰ ِ َر ّب ۡال ٰعلَم‬ َ ۡ َ ‫ ا‬to pay gratitude. ‫ي‬ ِ ِ

4.

When commencing any (permissible) act, he should recite

5.

َ ‫ا ۡستغف ُِر‬ Whenever a sin gets committed, invoke ِ‫ا الع ِظ ۡي َم َوات ۡو ُب ا ِلۡه‬ (seeking forgiveness from the Magnificent Rab ‫ َﻋ َّﺰ َو َﺟ َّﻞ‬I turn to Him for repentance).

َّ ‫الر ۡح ٰن‬ َّ ِّٰ ‫ ا‬p. ‫ح ۡي ِم‬ ِ ‫الر‬ ِ

َ

َُ

َۡ

ّٰ

َۡ َ

(Al-Munabbiĥāt, p. 57)

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For Security of the Home Sayyīdunā Imām Fakhruddīn Rāzī ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ ر ْﺣـ َﻤ ُﺔ  اﻟـﻠـ ِﻪ  اﻟـۡ َﻘـ ِﻮی‬says, َّ ‫الر ۡح ٰن‬ َّ ِ ّٰ ‫ ا‬p on the entrance door ِ ‫الر‬ ‘Whoever writes ‫ح ۡي ِم‬ ِ (main gate) of his house gets secured from destruction, even if he is a disbeliever (only in this world). So how high would be the excellence of that Muslim who has inscribed it on his heart’s tablet forever!’ (Tafsīr Kabīr, pp. 152, vol. 1)

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Spiritual Cure for Ending Enmity ّٰ َّ ‫الر ۡحٰن‬ َّ ِ ‫ا‬ p is recited 786 times over water, and If ‫الرح ِۡي ِم‬ ِ then the water is given to the opponent (i.e. enemy), ‫ﺷﺂءَاﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ َ   ‫ اِ ْن‬he will cease his enmity, and will begin to love instead. If the same is served to a friend to drink, the friendship will become stronger. (Jannatī Zaīwar, p. 578)

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