15th Sha’baan: One of The Greatest Gifts of Allah (SWT)
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.) had said that during the night of 15th Sha’baan, the Almighty takes decisions in the matters of:
1). Sustenance 2). Life and death 3). Welfare of the people.
Next to the “Night of Qadr” the Night of 15th Sha’baan is the most auspicious night (also known as “Night of Bara’at”).
According to the Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir (a.s.) and Jaa’far bin Muhammad As Sadiq (a.s.), the Almighty Allah has promised to fulfil every legitimate desire put forward to Him tonight. During this night Allah (swt) bestows on HIS people from HIS bounty & forgives them out of HIS grace & generosity.
Of the blessings of this night is that, at the dawn of this night, was born the Leader of the Time Imam e Zamana (atfs) in Samarra -Iraq in the yr 255 AH . Almighty Allah has chosen this night for the Ahl al-Bayt a.s., in the same way as He has chosen the Qadr Night for our Prophet—peace be upon him and his Family.
Ahadith in the book Iqbalul A‘mal – Hadhrat Jibreel visiting the Prophet (s.a.w.w.) said: “Therefore, stay awake this night in prayer and worship and encourage your Ummah to also keep awake this night in order to get closer to Allah swt. I have come to you while all the Angels in the Heavens are together with one another some are glorifying Allah, others are in Ruku‘, others are in the state of Sujud while others are busy in the Dhikr of Allah”.
1). This is a night in which not a single person supplicates to Allah except that his prayers are accepted.
2). Nobody asks for a single thing on this night except that it will be given to him.
3). No one asks Allah for forgiveness except that his sins are wiped out.
4). No one turns in repentance to Allah except that He accepts their repentance.
Whoever is deprived of the goodness of this night has definitely been deprived of something great.
The first thing that Salik (the Wayfarer on the path towards Allah, Glorified and Exalted) must perform on this night is:
1). He must remove the material pleasures and enjoyments of this world from in front of his eyes (and from his heart).
2). In order to make the most of this special Night he should ensure that all of his actions are performed properly,
3). He must think to himself that tonight is his last night on this Earth (meaning that tomorrow he shall die) and thus, he will no longer have the opportunity to perform any more good deeds and
4). Tomorrow the Day of Judgment will take place.
It is advisable to stay awake during this full night in prayer as it has many rewards Ahadith has confirmed that as for one who spends this whole night with acts of worship, his heart will not die when other hearts die.
Source: COEJ & DUAS.ORG