Book Name:Shaban ul Muazzam main nafil ibadaat

فیض لے لو جلد یہ دن تِیس کا مہمان ہے


صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب       صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد


اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ! It has been the practice of Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, ‘Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه for ages that not only does he perform acts of Nafl worship abundantly himself in Sha’ban, but he also makes the mind of Muslims, from time to time, through his effective writings, Sunnah-inspiring speeches and Madani Muzakarahs, that is full of knowledge and wisdom, to perform acts of Nafl worship in abundance in this month.

اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ! It has been the practice of Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه to offer six Nawafil and to recite Surah Yaseen etc. in Shab-e-Bara`at for ages. It is a Nafl worship, performed after Maghrib Salah, not Fard or Wajib. There is no prohibition of offering Nawafil and reciting the Holy Quran in Shari’ah after Maghrib Salah.

‘Allamah Ibn Rajab Hanbali عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی has mentioned: Among the Syrians, the grand Tabi’een like Sayyiduna Khalid Bin Ma’daan, Sayyiduna Makhool, Sayyiduna Luqman Bin ‘Aamir and others (رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی) always had great reverence for Shab-e-Bara`at and worshiped abundantly during this night. Other Muslims learnt the reverence for this holy night from these great saints. (Lata`if-ul-Ma’arif, vol. 1, pp. 145)

It is stated in the authentic book of Hanafi Fiqh, Durr-e-Mukhtar: In Shab-e-Bara`at, staying awake (to worship) is Mustahab. This vigil does not necessitate staying awake for the whole night; awaking for most part of the night is also referred to as a full night of vigil (staying awake to worship).’

(Durr-e-Mukhtar, pp. 568, vol. 2; Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 1, pp. 679)