A large section of Muslims believes Shab-e-Barat as a holy night of fortune and forgiveness. It is celebrated on the intervening night of 14 and 15 of Shabaan month of the Islamic calendar which falls between March 28 and 29 this year. The readers would know the true knowledge that offers cheerfulness and aid attaining salvation by eradicating the sin deeds.
Shab-e-Barat 2021: Highlights
- Muslim devotees celebrate Shab-e-Barat on the night of 14 and 15 Shabaan month.
- Shab-e-Barat is the night of forgiveness or atonement
- In 2021, Shab-e-Barat happens between March 28 and 29
- Traditionally people distribute sweets or local dessert known as “Halwa”
- Satnaam from a SatGuru offers cheerfulness and aid attaining salvation by eradicating the sin deeds
What Is Shab-e-Barat?
Shab-e-Barat is commemorated by a huge Muslims population on the intervening night of 14 and 15 Shabaan month of the Islamic calendar which falls between March 28 and 29 the year 2021. Shab represents night and Barat symbolizes salvation. Shab-e-Barat is believed to be a holy night of fortune and forgiveness.
The Muslims believe that the Almighty decides the fortunes of humans for the approaching year. Shab-e-Barat is also identified as Laylat-al-Baraa or mid-Shabaan. It is observed 15 days in advance to the holy month of Ramadan or Ramzan. The Barelvi and the Deobandi followers Sunni Muslims mostly observe this night.
What Is Shab-e-Barat Date in India?
According to Islamic calendar, Shabaan is the 8th month and Shab-e-Barat is observed on the 15th day of the month of Shabaan. The readers will remind that the date progresses post the sunset under the Islamic calendar and not past 12 midnight. Consequently, the 15th of Shabaan will start after the sun sets on Sunday, March 28, 2021 and continue its observance till the next sunset of Monday, March 29, 2021.
How Devotees Pray for Fortune and Forgiveness?
Muslims believe that Allah pardons everyone who prays to do so on this night. After sundown on evening Shab-e-Barat, the devotees begin their prayers with “Isha Ki Namaz”. The long Namaz session lasts for the whole night. Next day Sehri is eaten before the azan. The devotees start fast for Shab-e-Barat after Sehri, however taking fast is useless practice and there is no evidence of it in our holy scripture such as Holy Quran, Holy Bible, Holy Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta, etc. Muslim devotees consider that the prayer on Shab-e-Barat blesses the fortune bestowed upon by Allah.
How Is Shab-e-barat Celebrated?
There are several ways of celebrating Shab-e-Barat depending upon the countries. On this night, traditionally people distribute sweets or local desserts known as “Halwa” or other delicacies to their beloved ones including family members, friends, neighbours and the impoverished. Some parts of society celebrate the night with firecrackers and other innovative means.
In Iraq and many parts of South Asian countries, people usually distribute sweets whereas the regions of Middle Eastern countries do not celebrate the night. Some people wish to perform good deeds and give their wishes to all the Muslims worldwide. Some recite Al-Quran and any other act to get Allah’s attention and blessings.
Traditional Rituals Do Not Relieve From Misfortune
Spirituality is the cure of all kinds of problems. Spirituality does not mean meditation, going to the Temple or Mosque, studying the scriptures. Gods, other than the Supreme God Kabir Sahib or Allah Hu Akbar, can only give fruits according to the past deeds, they can’t add good deeds or can’t subtract bad ones from our destiny.
Know The Supreme God
The Supreme God is Allahu Akbar or Kabir Saheb as mentioned in the Quran. Verse 25:52 says “Fala-Tutiyal-Kafiran-ve-Jahidhum-Bihi-Jihadan-Kabiran”. Prophet Muhammad’s God tells, Oh Prophet! Do not listen to the kafir (disbelievers, who instead of one God, worshipping other Gods–Goddesses and Idols) because those people do not consider Kabir as the Supreme God. You may remain firm on the basis of the knowledge of Quran given by me that Kabir is the only Supreme God, and may struggle (Do Not Fight) and remain rigid for Allah Kabir.
Bakhabar Isis Well-Acquainted With All Holy scriptures and the Creation of the Universes
Quran Sharif Surah Al Furqan 25:59 says, He who created the heavens and the earth and what is between Sky and Earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne – the Most Merciful [Kabir], so ask about Him one well informed. Bakhabar is a well-acquainted Saint who has complete knowledge of all Holy scriptures. He is called the Enlightened Saint/ Dheeranam. Bakhabar is fully aware about the creation of the universes.
Accepting True Devotion Gives Inevitable Benefits
The holy Quran Verse 25:58 says “Va tavakkal’ alal’- harulliji la yamutu va sabbih’ bihm’dihi va kafaa bihi bijunoobi ibadihi Khabira (Kabira)”. The Quran Sharif narrator tells about some other AllahTala Supreme God Allah Kabir, ‘O-Prophet trust that ‘Zinda’ who met you inform as ‘Zinda Saint’, trust Him, who never dies, means He is immortal, and praise Him; means He is different than the Quran Sharif narrator, whom he is telling to praise; that God. He destroys the sins of His devotees. In today’s time all the benefits are possible only by taking the Naam Diksha (Initiation) from Enlightened Saint Bakhabar Rampal Ji Maharaj.
Sat-Bhakti Is Solution to All Problems
Let us know how one can be liberated from sinful deeds by initiation of the Sat-Bhakti. It provides prevention from distress and diseases and ultimately complete salvation. Any other kind of worship and meditation does not yield benefit.
The Seeker Should Take the Naam Diksha (Initiation)
Yes, the Supreme God can get the devotees rid of all kinds of worldly sufferings by the Sat-Gyan and Sat-Bhakti as mentioned by Kabir Saheb. For this, the seeker should take the Naam Diksha (Initiation) from the Tatvdarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj and destroy all accumulated sinful deeds. Doing so will provide relief from all worldly sufferings as well as attain Salvation. Listen to Satsang on ‘Satlok Ashram YouTube channel ‘ and read the Sacred Book ‘ The Way of Living‘.