The 15th night of Shabaan is a very blessed night. According to the Hadees Shareef, the name of this Mubarak night is “Nisf Sha’baan” which means 15th night of Shabaan. The reason for this special night to attain its name of Laiela tul Baraa’at, meaning the Night of Salvation, Seeking Freedom from Torment and Calamity, is that in this night the blessing and acceptance of repentance may be accomplished. Laiela tul Baraa’at in Persian, as well as in Urdu, is called Shab-e Baraa’at. It is the special night of seeking forgiveness and repenting to Almighty Allaah, 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 Astaghfaar, hopefully, will be accepted.
Shab-e-Baraa’at is about to come. On this night, the deeds of all servants are presented in the Exalted Court of Allaah Kareem. For the sake of our Beloved Rasoolul Laah (Peace and Blessings of Allaah Kareem be upon Him), Allaah Kareem forgives the sins of the Muslims except that of a few. Among these are those two Muslims who bear mutual hostility for some worldly reasons. Allaah Kareem says: ‘Leave them as they are, until they mend their relations’.