What is the significance of Shab-e-Barat ?
Asked by jameel ahmed, 05 Jul '12 05:06 pm
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A 1. The month of Shaban is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The fifteenth night of this month is known as Laylatul Baraah or Laylatun Nisfe min Shaban in the Arab world. In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan, etc., it is known as Shab-e-barat. Some people believe that in Surah al-Dukhan (44:3-4) there is a reference to this night as Allah says, We sent it (the Quran) down during a blessed night. We are truly warners. In that night is made distinct every affair of wisdom But the night referred to here cannot be a Shaban night, because it is said here clearly that the Quran was revealed in this night. We know from the Surah al-Qadr (97) that the Quran was revealed in the night of Qadr and we also know from the Quran (Al-Baqarah 2:185) that the Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan, so it is obvious that the night of the revelation of the Quran was in Ramadan, not Shaban, and that it was Laylatul Qadr not Shab-e-barat (or the Shaban night). Some people als ...more
Source: http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?223710-Shab-e-BaratAnswered by dharamender nebhnani, 05 Jul '12 05:09 pm
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