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Shab-e-Mirage and Shab-e-Baraat

Fatwaa ID: 1183

Assalama Alaikum, when 27 Rajab ( Shab-e-mirage )

When should be the Shab-e-mirage observed?on night of 26 Rajab or night at f 27th Rajab? Are their specific duas, Ibaadah, Salaahs, fasting or religious acts required to be perform in the observance of this day. Similarly about Shab-e-Baraat ( Shabaan 14) should be observed on Shabaan 13the night or Shabaan 14th( thinking lunar calendar follows moon sighting) and how it should be observed according to Islam or Sunah?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. There is no such thing as Shab-e-Mi’raj. There is no additional virtue whatsoever to the 27th of Rajab. The exact date of the miraculous journey is unknown. Furthermore, there is no specific du’aa, salaah or ‘ibaadah to be performed in commemoration of this. What many people engage in on this night is nothing but innovation. They are sinful for the supposed worship they engage in for this.
  2. Shab-e-Baraat or the eve of the 15th of Sha’baan is a blessed night. Islamically, the night comes before the day. The night before the 15th day is virtuous. However, there is no specific ‘ibaadah for this night. One may do general ‘ibaadah as he wishes. Du’aas are accepted on this night. It should be noted that there is no virtue to the day itself. It is not from the sunnah to fast specifically on the 15th. You may refer to the following book by my esteemed teacher on this topic: https://archive.org/details/ShabEBaraat15thNightOfShabanByShaykhFazlurRahmanAzami

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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