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Nisf Sha’ban | Naming the Days

Niṣf Sha’ban (Mid-Sha’ban) falls between the 14th and fifteenth of Sha’ban, the eighth month in the Islamic calendar. The occasion is also called Shab e-Barat, Bara’a Night, the Night of Records, or the Night of Fortune and Forgiveness.

Associated with God’s decrees for the coming 12 months, the night time is considered a time when Allah is particularly merciful. Muslims throughout the world have a good time Mid-Sha’ban with particular prayers, Qur’an recitation, staying awake throughout the night time for prayer, praying for family members, giving charity, fasting, and different acts of devotion. Many Muslims think about it the second holiest night time of the 12 months (after Laylat al-Qadr).

To Name this Day:

Personal Exploration

Read a scholarly educating on The Night of Mid-Sha’ban.

Spiritual Practice

As with all Islamic holy days, this vacation is a time to apply charity, devotion, forgiveness, gratitude, and repair. Spending the night time of Mid-Sha’ban in prayer is really useful, as is fasting on the 14th and the fifteenth of Sha’ban.

Mid-Sha’ban Recitation of Surah Ya Siin

1. After praying Maghrib or Isha on the night time of Mid-Sha’ban, learn Surah Ya Siin, the Qur’an’s thirty sixth chapter, with the intention of lengthy life in Islam and religion (iman). Offer the Mid-Sha’ban Supplication (under).

2. Then learn Surah Ya Siin with the intention to beat back affliction from one’s self and from the followers of Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him. Offer the Mid-Sha’ban Supplication.

3. Next learn Surah Ya Siin with the intention to obtain sustenance and Allah’s provision with out reliance on folks. Offer the Mid-Sha’ban Supplication.

Mid-Sha’ban Supplication

O Allah! You bathe favors on everybody, and nobody can do You any favor.

O The Possessor of Majesty and Honor,

O The Distributor of bounty and rewards, there is no such thing as a one worthy of worship besides You.

O Allah! If in the Mother of All Books that’s with You, You have written me down as somebody who’s uncertain of reaching salvation, or disadvantaged, or rejected, or with out sufficient substance, Oh Allah, with

Your Grace take away all of those misfortunes from me.

And in the Mother of All Books that’s with You, set up me as somebody who’s blessed, with abundance provision and charitable good deeds.

Indeed, what You mentioned in the The Book You despatched via the tongue of Your Blessed Prophet is true

That Allah adjustments and establishes what He desires and with Him is the Mother of All Books.

My Lord! For the sake of Your Divine Manifestation on this fifteenth night time of the blessed month of Sha’ban wherein You situation all Wise and Irrevocable Decrees,

Remove from us all calamities and hardships, those who we find out about in addition to those who we don’t, whereas You know every thing.

Truly, You are the Most Powerful, Most Generous.

And could Allah the Exalted bathe blessings and peace on Sayyidina Muhammad, and on his household and his companions.

And all reward is for Allah, Lord of all the worlds.


Salat al-Tasbih (Prayer of Glorification)

After Maghrib, pray 2 rakats, after which one other 2 rakats (out loud if led by an imam in group or silently as a person). In each prayer place repeat the following: subhanallah (Glory to God), alhamdulillah (Praise to God), laa illaha illallah (there is no such thing as a god however God), Allahu akbar (God is biggest) 10 occasions.


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