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shabe barat

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Unread post by mumin » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:25 pm

can someone please give me a detailed explanation of what if any thing happened in this night. why is there importance given to this night. thank you

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Unread post by incredible » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:54 am

shabe barat is a night in which Allah subhanu married Ali with fatema in heaven...this is why it is called shab=night barat=marriage.


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Unread post by saif » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:45 am

Significance of Shab-e-Baraat [15th Night of Shab’an] & Doa-e- Kumail
courtesy: Qazi Dr. Shaikh Abbas Borhany

PhD (USA), N.D.I., Shahadat al Aalamiyah (Najaf-Iraq), M.A, LLM (Shariah)

Mushir: Fed. Shariat Court of Pakistan

Member: Ulama Council of Pakistan



1). Fortune Would be Change on 15th Night of Shab’an:

In “Tarikh al Umam wal Muluk”, vol. No 2, page No 416 ‘Tabari’ has mentioned that following Ayah was appeared on 15th day of Shab’an when Rasulullah(S) was offering Salaat al Zuhur:

“Verily, we see the turning of your face to heaven, so we shall turn you to a Qiblah which you will like. So turn your face towards Masjid al Har’am; and wherever you are, turn your face toward it”.

(Ayah No 144 of Surah Al Baqarah- No. 2)

Direction of the Qiblah was changed in-between the Salaat from Bait al Maqdis to Kabah.




9th Al Dai al Fatemi, Syedna Ali bin Syedna Husain (d. 682[A.H], Sanaa, Yemen) has written “Risalah al Kamilah Fee Salasah Layalil Fazilah” on the importance of 3 nights in Islam. He divided this Risalah in to three chapters, in which he dealt with esoteric importance of the three important nights: 27th Rajab, 15th Shab’an and 23rd Ramazan-Lailat al Qadar, as per Fatemi Ismaili Lunar Calendar. This Risalah also explained the concept of special Nawafil Salaat offered on these occasions. The Dai discussed the enigmatic Tafsir of Ayah No.144, Surah No.2-Al Baqarah i regard to 15th Night of Shab’an, which open vistas of understanding for divers of the deep ocean of ‘ilm al Ruhani.





A Doa exclusive for 15th night of Shab’an draws our attention to deeply consider on its wordings. Learned compiler of the Doa says:

"ilahee In Kunta Katabtani Fee Ummul Kitabay Indaka Shaqiyan Faqiran Faamhu Anni Ismal Faqray Wal Shaqawatay Wa Asbitnee Indaka Saeedan Ghaniya,Wa In Kunta Katabtani Fee Ummul Kitabay Indaka Mahruman Muqataran Aleya Rizqee Faamhu Anni Hirmani Wa Taqtira Rizqee"

(O Allah! If you have mentioned my name in Ummul Kitaab as unfortunate and scarce than remove it. If unlucky and fateful, then fix my name in your record as prosperous, happy and independent one. And if you have mentioned my name in Ummul Kitaab as a poor person, who's Rizaq has shrunk than increase my Rizaq).

Qur’an says:

"Allah will remove what He wishes and continue and He has Ummul Kitaab".

(Surah Raad-No.13, Ayah No. 39)




2). Less-fortune Ignored Night of 15th of Shab’an:

Hadith Literature has provided guidance to those who refuse to realize the importance of this great night, and offers an opportunity to repent on their Jahalat. A narration from one of the wives of Rasulullah(S) is as follows:

“One night, which was the 15th of Shab’an, I did not find Rasulullah(S) in the house so I went in search of him. After a long search, I found him in Jannat al Baqi (the burial place of dignitaries of Islam in Madinah, which has been destroyed by the current regime), offering Doa for the deceased and praying for their forgiveness”. (Baihaqi)

Number of Ash’ab transmitted following Hadith:

“Allah looks upon His creation on the middle of the night of Sha’ban, and He forgives all of His creations, except for a Mushrik or a quarreler.”

Rasulullah(S) said:

“During the Night of 15th Shab’an Allah takes decisions in the matters of sustenance, life and death and welfare of the people”.

Next to the “Night of Qadr”, the night of 15th Shab’an is the most auspicious night. According to the Abi Jafar Imam Mohammad al Baqir and Abi Abdillah Imam Jafar Assadiq, Allah has promised to fulfill every legitimate desire put forward to Him tonight. During this night Allah bestows on His people from His bounty & forgives them out of His grace & generosity.





Keep awake this night in Ibadat and encourage your family members as also your near and dear ones to do so in order to get closer to Allah through their Ibadat since this is a noble night.



3). Injunction of the Qur’an Regarding 15th Night of Shab’an:

Prior to discussion of Doa al Kumail; introduction of Syedi Kumail is essential. Syedi Kumail bin Ziyad bin Nahid bin Haysam bin S’ad bin Malik bin Nakhai, born in 18 (A.H), was head of his tribe in Kufah, Iraq. He was a Muttaqi and a reliable Reporter of Hadith. He was a true friend and learned pupil of Amir al Mumineen. A person o exemplary nature, he refined himself to the highest degree by following Rasulullah(S). Nabavi Tarbiyah and Alavi Talim shined him like a lustrous Ruby. He became the Governor of Heet, Iraq, during the time of Ali, in the year 35-40 (A.H.). Amir al Mumineen instructed him on the general characteristics of a Muslim ruler.




There are a few precise nights, when Allah throws open the doors of Rahmat for humankind. Night of 15th Shab’an is one of those specific chosen nights of Barak’at, when Doa is granted. Amir al Mumineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib taught a Doa to his very close Sahabi, Syedi Kumail Ibn Ziyad al Nakhaee. Shaikh Abu Jafar Mohammad ibn Hasan Tusi has recorded in his famous book, “Misbah al Mutahjjid”: Syedi Kumail narrates that one night Ash’ab of Ali gathered at Masjid al Basrah, one of the Ashaab asked Ali, O Amir al Mumineen! Explain to us the meaning of the Ayah:

“Feeha Yufraqu Kullu Amrin Hakim”

(On that night all divine instructions are given)?

(Surat al Dukh’an, Ayah No. 4)

Ali explained that it is the night of 15th Shab’an Wallah! For people budgets (financial resources) are determined, from this night to the coming 15th Shab’an. Wallah! A Mumin who performs Ibadat is blessed with Barak’at and then they saw the Master of the sword, “Zulfiq’ar” recite Doa al Kumail. Ash’ab of Ali then returned to their homes, but Syedi Kumail knocked at the door of Ali. Without asking who was on the door, Ali said:

“Kumail! What brings you at this late hour of night?”

Kumail replied:

“O Amir al Mumineen! I have come to learn Doa al Khizar”.

Sole Trustee of ‘ilm al Nabi, Ali ibn Abi Talib bestowed tidings to Kumail:

"Allah may protect you from the evils of the enemies and the plots contrived by impostors. O' Kumail! In consideration of your companionship and understanding, I grant you this honor of entrusting this Doa to you”.

As Syedi Kumail becomes the source of transmission of this Doa, therefore, Doa al Khizar is also known as Doa al Kumail. This Doa should be recited every Lailat al Jumuah (night between Thursday & Friday). If not possible, recite once a month, on any Jumuah night. If not possible, recite it on the night of 15th Shab’an; if not possible then, at least, recite once in a lifetime. Amir al Mumineen Ali said:

“Whosoever keeps awake in Ibadat on night of 15th Shab’an and recites Doa al Khizar, undoubtedly that person's Haj’at will be granted by Allah”.

To seek fulfillment of legitimate desires, recite it after Farz Salaat, until the desire is fulfilled. It guarantees safety from the intrigues of enemies, multiplies means of livelihood, and sins are forgiven.”





Reciting this Doa with conviction awakens human soul and will invoke Rehmat of Allah. “Al Sahifah al Alaviyah” is read around the world and people are benefited according to their belief and level of understanding. Syedi Kumail spent 18 long years under the divine umbrella of Rasulullah(S). He was blessed with Shahadat, as predicted by Amir al Mumineen Ali. When the tyrant Hajjaj was appointed governor of Iraq, he searched for Kumail, whose only crime was his devotion to Ahl al Bait. Kumail went into seclusion, but when he learnt that Hajjaj had made life difficult for his family and relatives, and put a total ban on food, h came out of seclusion. It was below his dignity that his relatives should suffer because of him. He appeared before Hajjaj Saqafi who threatened to kill him. Syedi Kumail replied:

“Do whatever you wish; my Master has already informed me that you will be my killer. Soon we both will appear in the court of Allah”.

Hajjaj Saqafi instructed the executioner to cut off his head. Kumail was ninety years old. His Shrine is located in Suya, in between Najaf and Kufa (Iraq).



4). Aamaal of 15th Night of Shab’an:

Give Sadaqah in the name of Allah. It is recommended to give Sadaqah in this month even if it is as small as a half date. Giving Sadaqah in this month keeps you away from Jahannam. In this respect, it has been narrated that when Imam Sadiq was asked about the merits of observing Sawm in Rajab, he questioned:

"Why do you not ask about the merits of observing Sawm in Shab’an?"

The narrator asked:

What is then the reward of him who observes Sawm on one day in Shab’an, Yabna Rasulullah(S)? The Imam replied:

"The reward will be Jannah, Wallah."

The narrator then asked again:

"What are the best deeds that should be done in Shab’an?"

The Imam answered:

"Giving Sadaqah and seeking Istaghf’ar are the best Aamaal in Shab’an. Verily, if anyone of you gives Sadaqah in Shab’an, Allah will breed that Sadaqah in the very same way as you breed your small camels. Therefore, this Sadaqah will be as huge as Mount Uhud on the day of Qiyamah."

5). Divine Instructions of Doa:

For better understanding of the divine strategy of Doa it is necessary to know that when the Creator speaks to the created, it is called Wahi and when the created speaks to the Creator, it is called Doa. It is a universal remedy, which has a miraculous power of healing, gifted from the Rahman as a gift of Rehmat. The word “Doa” is derived from the word “D’a ”, which means in Arabi language, to call Allah. This call is very essential to have the nearness of Allah. When all other doors are closed, then Doa is the only hope. The faith of Jews and Christians regarding Doa are totally repugnant to Islam. The Jews hav presented the Creator as an embodiment of terror, where scope of Rehmat and Maghfirat is very narrow, while Christians have enlarged the elements of Rehmat and Maghfirat to such an extent that they become ignorant of the outcome of their deeds and rewards. Only Islam provides a total balanced ideology, between these two extreme notions, and beautifully maintains the concept of justice along with Rehmat and Maghfirat. How beautifully an intellectual has explained: There is only one key to happiness, that is Doa. Only the unfortunate ones do not believe in Doa. The punishment and torture of Jahannam are ordained in the Qur’an for the one who does not offer Doa.





Qur’an says:

“Your Lord says: Call to Me, I will answer you. Verily those who are too arrogant to offer Ibadat, due to pride, shall enter in to the Jahannam soon and disgraced”.

(Surah al Mumin,Ayah No. 60)

Imam Ali Zain al Abedeen explained the word of the above Ayat: “Ibadat” as Doa, because Doa is a form of Ibadat. Doa is not only a request for a purpose, but it is also an expression of submission with devotion, a request for Rahmat, Maghfirat, Naimat & Naj’at. It is a Hamd of the Creator. Doa is a Sunnat of Anbiya; it is a teaching of Ahl al Bait. Doa in assembly is highly recommended. Doa from the beloved of Allah is not rejected, but granted. While he offers Doa with tears, devotion and repentance, Allah grants his request, and with his Doa the Doa of others ar accepted. Precisely, if one offers Doa with devotion, for continuously 40 days, Doa will be answered Inshallah. The motivation of 40-days long Ibadat is derived from the following Hadith:

"Whoever offer Ibadat sincerely for forty (40) days, Allah opens his heart, expands his chest and loosens his tongue to speak with wisdom even though he may be very weak in speaking and understanding”.

(1-“Lub al Lubab”; 2- Bih’ar al Anw’ar, vol.53, page No. 326).

Another Hadith says:

“While forty persons collectively offer Doa for one cause, at one place, Allah grants it, even if they offer Doa for a difficult matter, mountains also move from its site”.

(1-“Mustadrak al Wasail”, vol.5, page No. 239; 2-“Jamey Ahadith al Shia”, vol. No.19, page No. 354)

A tradition transmitted from Imam Sadiq:

“While four people jointly offer Doa for one cause, before their separation, their Doa got the honor of acceptance”.

(“Al Kafi”, vol. No. 2, page No. 487)

Essa (A.S.) was instructed through the Wahi:

“O Essa! Be closer to the congregation of Mumineen and order them to offer Doa with you”.

Imam Jafar Assadiq (d.148 A.H/765 A.H, Jannat al Baqi-Madinah) narrates that when my father Imam Baqir faced problems he gathered women and children of the family and performed Doa and all present over there recited loudly A’meen. Word of A’meen is usually recited after submitting the appeal which means O Allah! Be the witness. Syedna Salman al Farsi (d.33 A.H/653 A.D., Madayn-Iraq) explained that it is a compound sentence created with a verb and noun which means that O Allah Fulfill my needs. Mosa (A.S.) (13th Century BCE) sent Lanat on Firoon and his supporters and offered Doa O Allah! Crush them and make their hearts fearful, subsequently Haroon(A.S.) (13th Century BCE) recited Aameen. It is also said that A’meen in Hebrew is said as Aam’an. It also points towards the acceptance of agreement, similarly said at the end of any agreement for its acceptance. This is the sentence of proof and witness for any Doa. Based on the above meaning it is mentioned in “Mazamir”, “Save us O our Lord! Attach all nations with peace so that we should approach you, and feel proud to offer you Sajud.

(Kit’ab al Zinat, Syedna Abi Hatim al Razi, Hujjat al Jazirah of Ray, Head of the Dawat mission and responsible to promote the faith of Islam in that region, during the era of 11th Fatemi Imam Abdullah al Mahdi [d.322/934, Mahdiyah, Tunisia],manuscript)



6). Doa al Kumail: Nucleus of ‘Sahifah Alaviyyah’:

“Doa al Kumail” is a peerless precious gem available in the treasure of “Al Sahifah al Alaviyah”. Every sentence of it renders the reader spellbound. As “Surah al Yasin” is considered to be heart of the Qur’an, likewise “Doa al Kumail” is believed to be the nucleus of “Al Sahifah al Alaviyah”. Awliya< numerous composed have>Ady’at, with the help of a single sentence available in Doa al Kumail. Every single sentence is used as Amal for numerous matters. An excellent Doa of the learned writer of “Al Shamus al Zahirah”, 3rd al Dai al Fatemi, Syedna Hatim Mohiyuddin(d.596 A.H/1199 A.D, al Hutaib, Yemen) is an example. He composed one Doa in the fort of Al Hutaib, Hir’az, Yaman, in such a literary manner that he used half a part of the first opening sentence of Doa al Kumail “Allahhumma Inni Asaluka” as beginning of his Doa and the remaining half part as a closing.

(“Shareh Sahifah Alaviyyah”, manuscript).



7). Amal of Doa al Kumail:

Doa al Kumail provides solace here and in the hereafter. It gives Increment in Rizaq for the body and soul. Protects from the Evil Eye, shield from evil sciences, such as Black Magic. It becomes armor for the enemies. In short, it is a cure for all pains, and a solution for all kinds of problems. Doa al Kumail, if recited with firm conviction provides protection from misery, averts calamity, fulfills wishes, and begs forgiveness of sins and source of Naj’aat. Awliya suggested specific sentences of this Doa to be recited a particular numbers of times for the attainment of various purposes. Whenever in trouble, make Wuzu and prepare yourself for Ibadat. Apply Attar and burn Aud, Bukhur, Luban. Offer two Rak’at Sal’at al Hajat, recite Salaw’at eleven times in beginning and at the end of Doa al Kumail. Recite Doa al Kumail with ‘Tazarru’. Inshallah, each legitimate al desire will be fulfilled by Allah. Perform this act. Do this act in darkness of night, in isolation.



The goal of Doa al Kumail is not confined to create Noor in the hearts of those who recite it with full dedication, but its aims are magnificent. It seeks Noorani help, in other words Ta’eed to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. Read this Doa with full devotion and attention. Turn face towards the Qiblah and recite it with tears flowing. Doa with tears is very dear to Allah. Deeply consider wordings of Amir al Mumineen Ali ibn Abi Talib, he says:

“Ah---the Provision is meager- in quantity- and the journey is long, after departure (death)”

(Nahaj al Balagha).



8). Firework: An Act of Shait’an:

Fireworks and the use of firecrackers during 15th night of Shab’an is Isr’af and Tabzir in the lexicon of Qur’an, which is an act of Shait’an. Muslims parents have a great responsibility to refrain their children, who are un-aware with teachings of Shariah. Muslim Intelligentsia is duty bound to ask others to refrain from these evil acts and instead of blessings not invite curse. Muslims are kept out of hellfire on the night of the 15th of Shab’an that is why it is referred to as “Shab e Bar’aat,” (night of deliverance from sins) in South East Asia.



9). Concluding Remarks:

Finally, concluding this discussion on a few verses of the Manqabat, written by 51st Al Dai al Fatemi, Syedna Taher Saifuddin, as “Khit’amah-ul-Misk”-seal of fragrance:

Salaamu Aalaiyka Amir’al Arabe;

Amin’al ilahe Munil’al Arabe

O Amir al Arab! O Trustee of Allah! O distributor of wishes-on behalf of Allah, upon you Sal’am

Shahidtu Beanneka Qumtu Beamaril

ilahe wa Adayytu Ma Qad Wajabe

I testify that you had enforced Laws of Allah and performed obligatory responsibility which was assigned to you

With Salaam, I request you to kindly remember me & my family in your Mubarak Doa, especially when you recite Doa al Kumail. May Allah grant us Sadaat and Arzaaq and provide me Tawfiq and opportunity to complete the ‘Shareh’ of “Doa al Kumail”, Aameen.

Selected Bibliography

1) “Al Qur’an”

2) “Tarikh al Umam wal Muluk”, by: ‘Tabari’, vol. No 2, page No 416 ,Qahera

3) “Risalah al Kamilah Fee Salasah Layalil Fazilah”, 9th Al Dai al Fatemi, Syedna Ali bin Syedna Husain (d. 682[A.H]. Sanaa, Yemen),manuscript

4) “Nahj al Balagha”

5) Al Sahifah al Alaviyah”,Najaf

6) Shareh al Akhb’ar,Syedna Qazi al Nauman, Qahera

7) “Diw’an” of Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Published in Dubai

8) “Al Sahifah Husainyah”,Qum,Iran

9) Kit’ab al Zinat,Syedna Abi Hatim al Razi,manuscript

10) “Sharh Nahaj al Balagha”, by: Izzuddin ibn Abi al Hadid al Mu'tazili

11) “Diw’an” of Syedna Abu Moin Hamiduddin Nasir Khusraw,

12) “Sirah al Halbiyah”, Vol. No.1

13) “Diw’an”, Shams Tabriz”,

14) “Kafi”, vol. No. 1, Page No 42

15) “Rabi al Abrar wa Nusus al Akhbar”, Abil Qasim Mehmud b. Umar al Zamakhshari, vol No. 3,Pg No 219

16) “Al Adyat al Moayyadiyah”,

17) “Lub al Lubab”

18) “Bih’ar al Anw’ar”, vol.53, page No. 326,

19) “Mustadrak al Wasail”, vol.5, page No. 239

20) “Jamey Ahadith al Shia”,vol. No.19,page No. 354

21) “Al Kafi”, vol. No. 2, page No. 487

22) “Mazamir”

23) “Misbah al Mutahjjid”, Shaikh Abu Jafar Mohammad ibn Hasan Tusi, Qum



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Unread post by Muslim First » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:28 am

What is Shabb-e-Baraat?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

The literal meaning of the word ‘Shabe-Baraat’ means the Night of Destiny. Shabb is a Iranian (Farsi) word meaning night, and Baraat has two meanings depending on the context. One meaning is that of boycott, and the other is Destiny.

There is a false notion in the muslim world, that this night of Sha’abaan is the Night of Destiny, where the prime decisions are made by Allah in the Heavens. Thus some mis-guided muslims celebrate this night with vigour, special prayers, special rituals, special food, etc.

The truth of the matter is that this night of Shaabaan is like any other night of the year (except the Laylutul Qadr of Ramadan). The Messenger of Allah (saws), his noble ‘ahle-bayt’ and his noble companions never celebrated this night with any special deeds. He did not celebrate this night with any special or specific prayers, or any special ritual or food.

We are commanded by Allah to follow the example of Prophet Mohamed (saws), if we indeed believe in Allah and the Last Day. What he (saws) did and allowed, we are to do it without hesitation; and whatever he abstained from and did not allow, we must avoid and reject it immediately.

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 21: There is indeed the best model for you to follow, in the Messenger of Allah, for every such person looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.

Thus, celebrating the of Shaabaan in any way, or giving it importance and preference over any other day or night in Islam, is against the teachings of the Prophet Mohamed (saws). It is an innovation in the Way of the Prophet (saws), and as with all innovations, it must be avoided.

It has been reported by Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (r.a.) that the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: “If anyone introduces an innovation (in religion), he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (in religion), he is cursed by Allah, by His angels, and by all the people.”

It has been reported by Jabir ibn Abdullah (r.a.) in another authentic narration that the Prophet of Allah (saws) said in a sermon: “The best speech is that which is embodied in the Book of Allah, the Al Quran; and the best guidance is the guidance given by me, Mohamed (saws). The most evil affairs are the innovations, and every innovation is an error.”

There is absolutely no mention of this Shabe-Baraat in either the Holy Quran or the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws); nor was it ever celebrated by the noble ‘ahle-bayt’ or the noble companions of the Prophet (saws) after him. As such, we must avoid celebrating it in any specific way. It is a night like any other night of the year (except the holy nights of Ramadan and other specified nights in Islam).
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Unread post by mumin » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:47 pm

muslim first; what is your explanation of dua al kumail or dua al khizar given by moula Ali to his student kumail on this very night?

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Unread post by Mubarak » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:39 pm

Thanks Saif, your post was very informative and 100% true.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:43 pm

The Shia spend the entire eve of the 15th of Sha'ban in prayers and worship. Twelvers spend the 15th day in celebration, as it marks the birthday of their final Imām, Muhammad al-Mahdi. Twelvers believe him to be the Mahdi, an important figure who Muslims believe will rid the world of tyranny and injustice.

In this night, Narjes, the mother of Al-Mahdi and the grand-daughter of the Byzantine Emperor, gave birth to him at midnight. The story of Narjes summarized here, was considered from the dynasty of one of the Twelve "Hawaryin" who were the true followers of Jesus ( or Issah ). The grandfather of Narjes, the Byzantine Emperor of the time, agreed to marry Narjes to several knights in turn. However, every time the palace was shaken during the marriage ceremony and the marriage then cancelled. One night, Narjes saw in a dream that Prophet Jesus ( Issa ) ( Jesus Christ ) came with Prophet Mohammad and his grandchild, Imam Hassan Al-Askari (Askari - Arabic for Soldier). She heard prophet Mohammad asking prophet Issa ( Jesus ) to marry Narjes for his grandchild, and prophet Issa accepted in the 'other place'. Narjes awoke frightened and decided to forget the dream. However, she frequently dreamt similar things and remained thinking of the matter. Once she saw Al-Zahraa, who told her to go into the Byzantine Army as a soldier to be captured. She told her that Imam Al-Hadi was going to buy her later on and marry her to his son , Al-Hassan Al-Askari. She did exactly and was captured to be sold at the slave market. Many tried to buy her but she always refused sharply, until Imam Al-Hadi sent a man from his side with a letter to her in her language. She agreed and went with him to Imam Al-Hadi. Some time later, she married Al-Hassan Al-Askari and soon she was pregnant with Al-Mahdi. The Abbassids had sent spies to watch for any pregnancy, since they were afraid of the promised Al-Mahdi. However, no signs appeared on Narjes until the night of the birth of Al-Mahdi. Al-Mahdi was given birth, and his parents saw him sitting on his knees and having a tatoo (a writing on his hand) which indicated that he was the promised rescuer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Sha'ban

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:16 pm

Some muslims believe that the significance of 'Shab e Barat' is that on this day, Adam Nabi (a.s.) was pardoned of his sin and hence many muslims make it a point to visit the graves of their near and dear ones and pray to Allah to pardon their sins on this eventful day. Please correct me if Iam wrong.

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Unread post by seeker110 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:04 pm

Allah can do anything at any given instance.I believe this whole heartedly.So He can forgive anybody anytime,we humans break things down for get together.Bohras just gather for jaman.Amils will collect a little off the books,above and beyond their salary.Things they are suppose to cover in their duties.Happy tonight to all.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:20 pm

hotsaif wrote:its quite ironical in every generation and a lifetime daawats dushman(enemies) gets wiped off eventually and their situation gets worst than a hungry dog. why since panjatans zamaan and then imams and then duwaats every enemy has been wiped off and still u fools dont realise.u will burn burn and burn but it will to late wallahilazeem kahu chu!khuda na kasam the path u r on is worser than what yazeed was 1400 years ago!
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This is the same old stereotyped rhetoric that people have been hearing since ages but to no avail. Your comments do not deserve a response but it would certainly do if it was 'Islam na dushman' instead of 'dawat na dushman' and as a matter of fact one doesnt need to tax his brains to figure out as to who are the REAL dushmans of Islam.... the ones who inject venom of hatred towards co-muslims, the ones who shake hands with the likes of narendra modi and bal thackerey whose hands are soaked in blood of co-muslims and the ones for whom Allah's religion of Islam has become a flourishing business and the ones for whom the prime duty of giving 'dawat' to Islam has become a 24 x 7 dawat consisting of 2 kharas and 2 mithas accompanied by fat sums ranging upto Rs.1 crore during ziafats.

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Unread post by mumin » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:27 pm

please adhere to the subject. we are again going off at a tangent.

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Unread post by mumin » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:47 pm

In the bohri sahefa it is written that if one prays the 14 rakat washeq on shabe barat night ,it would be the same as performing haj twenty times. If this is the case and belief,then why do the goondas of the jamaat collect money donations from mumineen to send people for haj, omra, syedna Tahir saifuddin ziarat etc. ?

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Unread post by humble_servant_us » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:32 am

MF

According to the Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir (as.) and Jaa’far bin Muhammad As Sadiq (as.) Allah has promised to fulfill every legitimate desire put forward to Him on the 15 night of shabaan. During this night Allah (swt) bestows on HIS people from HIS bounty & forgives them out of HIS grace & generosity . I can list down many other traditions for the fazilat of this night from the great household of the prophet(pbuh)

Now you may not accept the children of prophet(pbuh) as your imams or leaders but history has recorded them as most learned and pious people of their times. Common sense dictates to believe them rather than believing Burhan(whose credibility I don't know)

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Unread post by aqs » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:05 am

mumin wrote:In the bohri sahefa it is written that if one prays the 14 rakat washeq on shabe barat night ,it would be the same as performing haj twenty times. If this is the case and belief,then why do the goondas of the jamaat collect money donations from mumineen to send people for haj, omra, syedna Tahir saifuddin ziarat etc. ?

Read again its the sawab equivalent to Hajj and not hajj itself. And please name the Jamaat where people are forced to pay for others Hajj. as hajj done on others money will not have any meaning for what its

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Unread post by aqs » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:10 am

humble_servant_us wrote:MF

According to the Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir (as.) and Jaa’far bin Muhammad As Sadiq (as.) Allah has promised to fulfill every legitimate desire put forward to Him on the 15 night of shabaan. During this night Allah (swt) bestows on HIS people from HIS bounty & forgives them out of HIS grace & generosity . I can list down many other traditions for the fazilat of this night from the great household of the prophet(pbuh)

Now you may not accept the children of prophet(pbuh) as your imams or leaders but history has recorded them as most learned and pious people of their times. Common sense dictates to believe them rather than believing Burhan(whose credibility I don't know)

good post succeeded by a non sense comment of useless allegation against Syedna(tus)

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Unread post by Muslim First » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:53 am

According to the Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir (as.) and Jaa’far bin Muhammad As Sadiq (as.) Allah has promised to fulfill every legitimate desire put forward to Him on the 15 night of shabaan.
So we have another source of guaudance from Allah SWT, and there is another group of people who has been in touch with Allah SWT, contrary to fundamental belief of Islam where Qur'an is last revelation.
During this night Allah (swt) bestows on HIS people from HIS bounty & forgives them out of HIS grace & generosity . I can list down many other traditions for the fazilat of this night from the great household of the prophet(pbuh)
There are many supplications of our prohet SAW and they were given on different days, Why we do not celebrate those nights and days?

Br. Mumin, I have no problem with wording of this Dua and you can use it in full or part of it to fulfill your needs and Allah may grnt it or not but to believe that it is effective on one night is not anywhere in Qur'an or Sunnah.

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Unread post by Muslim First » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:03 am

BTW here is link tone of many sites listing Prophet SAW’s supplications,
http://www.guidedways.com/duas/prophetprayers.php
and here is supplications from Qur’an
http://www.jannah.org/quran/25quranduas.html

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Unread post by Muslim First » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:24 am

IMAM ALI IBN ABI TALIB SAYS:

Put faith in Allah. Seek His protection. Direct your prayers, requests, solicitations and supplications to Him and Him alone. To give as well as to withhold lies in His power .Ask as much of His favors as you can.

Know that Allah owns the treasures of the heavens and the earth. Not only He has given permission to ask for His mercy and favors, but also has promised to listen to your prayers. He has not appointed guards to prevent your prayers reaching Him. Invoke His help in difficulties and distress. Implore Him to grant you long life and sound health. Pray to Him for prosperity.
Think over it that by simply granting you the privilege of praying for His favors and mercy, He has handed over the keys of His treasures to you. Whenever you are in need, pray, and He gives His favors and blessings.

Sometimes you find requests are not immediately granted. Do not be disappointed. Fulfillment of desires rest in the true purpose or intention of the prayer. More often fulfillment is delayed because merciful Lord wants to bestow upon you suitable rewards. In the meantime bear patiently hardships, believing sincerely in His help. You will get better favors, because, unknowingly you may ask for things which are really harmful to you. Many of your requests, if granted, may bring eternal damnation. So at times, withholding fulfillment is a blessing in disguise.

Copied from end of this

Qunoot
DUA’-AS FROM THE HOLY QURAN


http://www.duas.org/qunoot.htm

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Unread post by humble_servant_us » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:02 am

So we have another source of guaudance from Allah SWT, and there is another group of people who has been in touch with Allah SWT, contrary to fundamental belief of Islam where Qur'an is last revelation.
You are right, for us the source of guidance is Quran and ahlul-bait(as). FYI this is as per the hadis of the prophet(pbuh). Hadis-e-Thaqlayn, unanimously accepted by Shias and Sunnis. I fail to understand why you only selectively follow the sunnah of the prophet(pbuh).
There are many supplications of our prohet SAW and they were given on different days, Why we do not celebrate those nights and days?
Celebration in shia islam is not beating drums , singing or dancing, But it is doing more ibadat to Allah(swt) to thank him and praise him, FYI on the day of eid we have special recommended prayers to thank the almighty for his blessing. And these days are days of Eid for us. By the way our great Imam ali(as) has said "the day you do not commit sin is day of eid for you". For us celebration is to be thankful and submissive to Allah(swt) and we try to achieve this through the duas and salaat which is being taught to us by our Imams(as) who inherited from the prophet(pbuh).
Br. Mumin, I have no problem with wording of this Dua and you can use it in full or part of it to fulfill your needs and Allah may grnt it or not but to believe that it is effective on one night is not anywhere in Qur'an or Sunnah.
If Allah(swt) has bestowed special blessings in the month of Ramzaan , it means that there is some time when special lutf and karam of Allah(swt) is available, though HE Has the power to bestow it always. ON the same lines other than the month of Ramzaan, there are many such days and nights described as days/night of special favours to us by the household of the prophet(pbuh) who are the inheritors of the true Sunnah of the prophet(pbuh). Now its upto you, you take the sunnah from someone who is close to prophet(pbuh) or you take it from those who are nowhere distantly near the prophet(pbuh). Will you take sunnah of prophet(pbuh) from the master Imam Jaffer Sadiq(as) or his student Abu Hanifa.

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Unread post by Conscíous » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:55 pm

hotsaif wrote: hahahah i pity u mr ghullam ur same old nonsense with no logic....clearly the smell of jelousy in which in the path of truth there are about a million and sum few bunch of ideots left in ur group only to burn miliions of years in jahannum....u will never realise now no matter what i say u will ony pass on more insulting comments but in kabar u will but it will be too late mister!!
If you put us all together, we are far stronger than any collective insanity ~Barbara Clow