السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Wednesday 16th March 2022 / 14 Sha’bān 1443 H.
Let’s focus upon ‘Shab Barāt’ today.
From Maghrib tomorrow (Thursday), the blessed occasion of Shab Barāt begins. Although the whole month of Sha’bān possesses many virtues, the night of the 15th is the most virtuous. We need to ensure that we are well prepared, in advance, to make the most of this night.
Many of us pray ‘Isha, listen to the Bayān, take part in the Du’ā and call it a day. That should not be the case. Try your utmost best to spend some portion of the evening reciting the Qur’ān and catching up on Qaḍā Ṣalāhs.
Although praying Salāt ut-Tasbīh and Tahajjud are very rewarding, Qaḍā Ṣalāhs are even more important. Tomorrow evening is even more blessed as Shab Barāt coincides with a Friday evening. Therefore, make sure you read some Durūd Sharīf as well.
We should maintain good relationships with everyone, at all times during our lifetimes, and ask each other for forgiveness. However, if you are not on talking terms with someone due to whatever reason, then the sooner you patch up with one another the better.
As touched upon in my last message, Islām is not just about a few special occasions. It is a whole way of life until death, and beyond. So let’s not just get carried away on this one night.
Finally, fasting this Friday will be very rewarding if one can fast with ease and convenience. It will be a good starter, and practice for the coming month.
May The Almighty, through His Infinite grace and mercy, grant us all the ability to spend the night in worship, and may He unite the hearts and minds of Muslims at large, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
Request for Du’ās
وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala
Method of praying Salāt ut-Tasbīh