By | 07 Mar 2023 at 12:52 PM
Lailatul Barat Starts 2023: Date, History, Facts

Lailatul Barat is a 2-day procession performed by the Islamic community from March 7 to March 8 this year. The holiday is observed on the fourteenth and fifteenth night of the Islamic month of Sha’aban, which is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar. This festival, also known as Shab-e-Barat, symbolises good fortune and atonement. Muslims view this night as a time of profession because Allah decides people’s fortune for the upcoming year and whether or not they will be able to conduct Hajj.

The background of Lailatul Barat Starts

Muslims believe that on Lailatul Barat, God descends from heaven and pardons sins with great generosity. Consequently, they spend the night praying and fasting until the following day. This month, Muslims are instructed to fast for at least six days. Muhammad discouraged his companions from fasting prior to the 15th of Sha’ban out of concern for their physical health.

Lailatul Barat is celebrated in the midst of Sha’ban, the month preceding Ramadan. It is the holiest night according to the Islamic calendar. This night, at sunset, Allah descends to the nearest heaven and declares, “Is and is no one pleading for absolution so that I may pardon him? Is there no one requesting provision for whom I could provide provision? Is there no one suffering whom I could help? “Doesn’t such-and-such exist?” Thus, the night begins at sunset on the 14th of Sha’ban and ends at dawn on the 15th. This month, women who menstruated during Ramadan have the opportunity to make amends.

The Islamic tradition commemorates Muhammad, who prostrated himself in prayer for so long that his wife feared he had perished. After confirming that he was still alive, she went to bed and reassured herself that he was in good health. Muhammad explained to his wife that he was observing a sacred night during which God pardons believers and frees countless individuals from hell.

On Lailatul Barat, celebrations, cooking, and remaining up all night in prayer are all components of the celebrations. Young children are afforded a break from school in order to allow them to rest. On this night, people in some parts of the globe visit graves and honour their ancestors. In addition to worshipping throughout the night, Islamic traditions require Muslims to fast on the 15th of Sha’ban.

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On the night of Lailatul Barat, angels descend to earth and greet believers.

Barat means salvation and pardon in Arabic.

Lailatul Barat is the holy night according to the Islamic calendar.

Shab-e-Barat, Barat Night, Cheragh e Brat, Berat Kandili, and Nisfu Syaaban are alternative names for Lailatul Barat.

Lailatul Barat commemorates the night Allah first disclosed the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad.

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Year Date Day
2022 March 18 Friday
2023 March 7 Tuesday
2024 February 24 Saturday
2025 February 13 Thursday
2025 February 13 Thursday