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The Blessings of the Night of Mid-Sha’ban | Nur Sacred Sciences

On the authority of Abi Tha’laba al-Khushani (RA), “The Prophet (PBUH) said: ‘When it becomes the Night of Mid-Shaʿbān, God looks at His creation and forgives the believers, maintains the disbelievers (in their disbelief), and leaves the bearer of grudges in their enmity until they abandon their [resentment].”

In another hadith, the Prophet (PBUH) made the following supplication during his prostration in Mid-Shaʿbān. “A’isha (RA) said: ‘The night of Mid-Shaʿbān was my night.  And the Messenger of God was at my place…He then went into prostration and said, ‘I seek refuge in Your good-pleasure from Your anger.  And I seek refuge in Your forgiveness from Your punishment.  And I seek refuge in You from You.  I am incapable of Your praise.  You are as You have praised Yourself.”

The Prophet (PBUH) used to spend the Night of Mid-Shaʿbān praying and its day fasting.  On the authority of ʿAlī (RA) the Prophet (PBUH) said: “If it is the Night of Mid-Shaʿbān then stand [in prayer] during its night and fast its day.  For God descends to the heavens of the earth when the sun sets and says, ‘Is there anyone who seeks forgiveness so that I may forgive him?  Is there anyone who seeks provision so that I may grant him provision?  Is there anyone afflicted so that I may remove his affliction?  Is there not such and such,’ until the dawn breaks.”

For this reason, it is encouraged to be abundant in worship during this night, particularly in prayer and supplication.  ʿAtāʾ b. Yasār said: “After the Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr), there is no night greater than the Night of Mid-Shaʿbān.  It is from amongst the nights that supplications are answered.”

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