Shab-e-Barat 14th Shaban night is a bigest night for all Muslims. Shab-e Barat is the Night when all blessings of Allah come on earth and all ways of forgiveness are open in this night. The eight month of Islamic Calendar is known as Shabaan. Shaban comes between Rajab and Ramadan; and according to hadith these three months are having a significant value in Islam.
Holy prophet Muhammad (SAW) nominated this month Shabaan with himself and Ramadan is month of Allah Almighty. The word ‘Shabaan’ is taken from root word “shab” meaning “to collect” or “gather”. Shabaan is also considered as preparatory month of Ramadan. When this month goes in Mid and 15th date comes up then intermediary night comes named as Shab-e-barat. This night is known as Shab-e-barat because every Muslim awakes all the night and remains busy in Shab-e-Barat Prayers for whole night. On the other hand Allah says that whoever pray and uses a Medium of Dua for that he will be surely granted with that thing in any case.
This is also same night when death and life span of every person is decided. The remaining life is also decided in same night. This is also the night when angles got new piece of paper of luck of every men and presents before God for approval. All Life’s Provision is also decided in same Shab-e-barat. According to another tradition, this is the same night when all acts are decided. All matters are decided as to who gets how much etc. So Shab e barat is itself a big and most important night for Muslims.
The main problem regarding this night is exploding bombs and crackers. The people buy crackers for their children and set them free to explode the crackers. Hence, on the one hand they cause a great trouble for their neighbours and on the other hand they cause excessive spending. We should celebrate Shab e Barat in a befitting manner by offering prayers and bowing down in front of Allah Almighty with all the submission and thanksgivings for His bounties. —Rawalpindi