Wednesday, May 25, 2016

THE NIGHT OF DELIVERANCE (Shab-e-Baraa'at)


Um mul Mu’mineen Hazrat Aa‘ishah Siddeeqah
[Radiyal Allaahu Ta’aalaa ‘Anhaa]
has narrated that…
The Prophetصلى الله عليه وسلم  stood up in prayer during part of the night and made his prostration so lengthy that I thought his soul had been taken back. When I saw this I got up and went to move his big toe, whereupon he moved, so I drew back. When he raised his head from prostration and finished praying, he
صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: “O A’ishaa! Did you think that the Prophet had broken his agreement with you?” She replied: “No, by Allaah, O Messenger of Allaah, but I thought that your soul had been taken back because you stayed in prostration for so long.” He said: “Do you know what night this is?” She said: “Allaah and His Prophet know best.” 
He said:
“This is the night of Mid-Sha`baan! Verily Allaah the Glorious and Majestic look at His servants on “the night of mid-Sha`ban, and He forgives those who ask forgiveness, and He bestows mercy on those who ask mercy, and He gives a delay to the people of envy and spite in their state.”....excerpt from Speech Allamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi