The daytime night on the 14th of the holy month of Shaban is called ‘Shab-e-Barat’. The Persian word ‘shab’ means night and ‘barat’ means good luck. In Arabic it is called ‘Lailatul Barat’. That is, the word ‘Shab-e-Barat’ means ‘night of good fortune’. This night is spent by devout Muslims through ibadah and remembrance. According to various narrations, on this night Allah Almighty opened the door of His mercy for His servants.
However, there are some misconceptions about Shab-e-barat, which must be avoided.
Which should not be done:
- Wandering without Ibadah
- Rejoice for no meaning
- Unnecessary talk and reckless behavior
- Excessive lighting required in the mosque or house centered only on Shab-e-barat
- Stay away from Ibadah by wasting too much time for making or eating Haluya-Ruti
- Slaughtering goats / cows as Ibadah
- Doing anything degrading and obscene
- Interrupting someone else’s Ibadah or sleep