Generally, Muslims are aware of the importance and significance of the month of Shaban in Islam. From an Islamic point of view, the month of Shaban is special because it enables Muslims to prepare for Ramadan.
During this month, Muslims should fast, worship Allah and recite and read Quran more than normal because Allah keeps a tab on the deeds of Muslims and listens to their prayers more fervently. This does not mean that Allah is not aware of the deeds of Muslims during other days. This just means that it is a blessed month during which Allah allows them to make up for their past wrongdoings.
One of the most important days during this month is the 15th of Shaban. The day is considered important because during this day, Allah Almighty decides on the matters of life, death, sustenance, wealth and welfare of all the people. Therefore, Muslims are urged to worship Allah a little extra during this day, seek His forgiveness and the forgiveness of other individuals.
After the night of Qadar, the night of 15th Shaban is considered the most fortunate and favorable night in Islam. It is also known as the night of Barat. It is believed that Allah will fulfill all legitimate desires and wishes that are placed in front of Allah during this night.
Special Prayers and Deeds for 15th Shaban
On the 15th of Shaban, following deeds and prayers are preferred.
- Taking bath and wearing clean and new clothes.
- Staying up to pray, worship Allah and read Quran all night long till dawn.
- Recite: Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahuakbar and Lailaaha illallah 100 times each.
- Offer a 4 rakaat prayer. In every rakaat, offer Surah Fatiha and Surah Ikhlaas 100 times each. After the salaam, recite the following dua,
“Allaahumma Innee ilayka fa2eerun wa min a’d'aabika khaa-ifun mustajeer . Allaahumma laa tubaddilismee wa laa taghayyir jismee wa laa tajhad balaa-ee wa laa tushmit bee aa’-daa-ee . A-o’ad’u bi-a’fwika min i’qaabika. Wa a-o’od’u birah’matika min a’d'aabiki wa a-o’od’u bi-riz”aaka min sakhat’ika wa a-o’od’u bika minka. Jallaat thanaaa-uka anta kamaa athnayta a’laa nafsika wa fawqa maa yaqoolul qaaa-iloon”
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) would recite the following dua in sajdah usually after the tahajjud prayers.
“Sajada Laka Sawaadee Wa Khayaalee Wa Aamana Bika Fuw-Aadee. Haad’ihi Yadaaya Wa Maa Janaytuhu A’laa Nafsee Yaa A’z'eem Turjaa Likulli A’z'eemin. Ighfir Liyal A’z'eema Fa-Innahu Laa Yaghfirud’d'anbal A’z'eema Illar Rabbul A’z'eem.”
If Surah Yaseen is recited three times a day, it helps earn numerous awards. The three times recitation of Surah Yaseen corresponds to having a long life, having a prosperous life and having safety and precaution from misfortune.
Other Recommended Deeds
Imam Moosa-e-Kazim recommends fasting during the last three days of this month. This is because this month has numerous rewards and blessings for those who submit their selves whole heartedly towards Allah.
Therefore, the night of 15th Shaban has incredible importance in Islam. Reciting Quran and praying all night long is highly recommended during this day. This will allow you to gather as many blessings as you can.