Shab-E-Barat 2023: After the sighting of the moon of Shaban, the eagerly awaited day has finally arrived. Shab-e-Barat will be celebrated across the country on March 7. The Muslim community is preparing for this.
Shab-E-Barat 2023 | know why this festival is celebrated?
Shab-e-Barat is being celebrated all over India this time on March 7. People are not looking forward to this day. It is believed in the Muslim community that there are many reasons for worshiping on this day. According to the Islamic calendar, the month of Shaban is considered to be a very auspicious and blessed month.
It is said that the prayer performed on this day has so much power that it forgives any kind of sin. Actually last month on Tuesday (February 21) the moon of Shaban was seen. On this day itself, this festival was announced to be celebrated on March 7. The security arrangements in all the cities have been tightened because Holika Dahan is also celebrated on this day.
12th Imam’s birthday (Shab-E-Barat 2023)
Sunni Muslims believe that on this holy day, Allah saved Noah’s ark from the flood. At the same time, the birth of the 12th Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi of Shia Muslims is considered on the 15th of Shaban. This festival is very important for followers of Islam.
It is also known as Shab e Barat or Shabe Barat.
According to the Islamic calendar, Shab-e-Barat is celebrated on the 15th night of the month of Shaban every year. Special Namaz of Shab e Barat is also offered on this day. It is called Shab-e-Barat in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan, and Nepal.
Shab-e-Barat is made up of the words Shab and Barat. Shab means night and Barat means good night. In Saudi Arabia, Shab-e-Barat is called “Lailatul Barah or Lailatun Nisfe Meen Shaban”.
Gunahon se tauba ki raat
The night of Shab-e-Barat is a night that forgives the guilty of all sins. Whosoever worships Allah sincerely on this holy night, repents of his sins in front of him, and God forgives him. This is the reason that people of the Muslim community make special preparations for it.
On this day, not only God is worshiped,
but those who have become dear to God go to their graves and pray for the whole night. They remember him through flowers and incense sticks. Lamps are lit on the graves and prayers of forgiveness are recited for the loved ones who have said goodbye to the world. It is believed that Allah frees all the dead on this night. The Muslim community believes that they can go back to their homes on this night, so it is customary to make the night of Shab-e-Barat sweet.
On this day, Muslims visit mosques and cemeteries to remember their ancestors. Sweet dishes are prepared in homes and distributed to the poor after praying. The special decorations made in mosques and cemeteries on this day are seen. This night is considered one of the 4 sacred nights in Islam. The first is the night of Ashura, the second is called Shab-e-Meraj, the third is called Shab-e-Barat and the fourth is called the night of Shab-e-Qadr.
How To Celebrate Shab-e-Barat
According to Islam, in Shab-e-Barat, Shab means night and Barat means healing. It means to be free from sins at night. On the night of Shab-e-Barat, Muslims remember their dead ancestors and offer flowers to their graves. On the night of Shab-e-Barat flowers are offered on the grave and incense sticks are lit.
People visit mosques and cemeteries to worship their ancestors. Ask Allah for the forgiveness of sins by praying. On this day, houses and mosques are decorated and halwa, biryani, korma, etc. dishes are made and distributed among the poor.