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Question: Is it kufr to not believe in Shab e Barat
I believe in Shab e Barat but my family and relatives don't. Is it kufr to not have faith over this night? Will Allah punish them for not believing in that night?
 
 
Answered by: Ulamaa ID 04 (London)
Date: 29/03/2021 23:53pm

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

Shaban is a significant and virtuous month of Islam. Laylatul Bara’at, Shabe Bara’at or 15th day of Sha’ban is a Nafal (optional) deed. The ruling of a Nafal is Whosoever performs this deed will be rewarded those who don’t will neither be rewarded or punished. If someone rejects it will not make someone a Kafir.

Prophet (صلي الله عليه وسلم) said:

ذَلِكَ شَهْرٌ يَغْفُلُ النَّاسُ عَنْهُ بَيْنَ رَجَبٍ وَرَمَضَانَ وَهُوَ شَهْرٌ تُرْفَعُ فِيهِ الْأَعْمَالُ إِلَى رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ فَأُحِبُّ أَنْ يُرْفَعَ عَمَلِي وَأَنَا صَائِم

It is a month where people tend to neglect, between the months of Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which the deeds are raised to the Lord of the worlds, and I like my deeds to be raised while I am fasting.

(Sunan An-Nasa’i)

إذا كانت لَيْلَةُُ النِّصْفِ من شَعْبَانَ فَقُومُوا لَيْلَهَا وَصُومُوا نَهَارَهَا فإن اللَّهَ يَنْزِلُ فيها لِغُرُوبِ الشَّمْسِ إلى سَمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا فيقول: ألا من مُسْتَغْفِرٍ لي فَأَغْفِرَ له، ألا مُسْتَرْزِقٌ فَأَرْزُقَهُ، ألا مبتلى فَأُعَافِيَهُ، ألا كَذَا ألا كَذَا حتى يَطْلُعَ الْفَجْرُ

On the 15th of Sha'ban, wake up to observe the vigil-prayer in the night and fast during the day, for Allah descends to the nearest heavens from dusk to ask: Is there anyone seeking forgiveness so that I may forgive him? Is there anyone seeking provisions so that I may provide him? Is there anyone facing tribulations so that I may protect him? (and it goes on) Is there anyone this and that’ until the sun rises at dawn”

(Ibn Maajah)

والنفل اسم للزيادة ونوافل العبادات زوائد مشروعة لنا لاعلينا وحكمه أنه يثاب المرء علي فعله ولايعاقب علي تركه
(منتخب الحسامي،١١٨،البشري)
(تيسيرالتحرير،٦٨٤،دارالسلام)


And Allah knows best

12 Shaban 1442/ 26 March 2021


Mufti Qamruzzaman

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