The moon of Sha’ban has been sighted. The 1st of Sha’ban will be on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Shab-e-Barat will be on March 7. The monthly meeting of the Markazi Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (Moon Sighting Committee) was held today under the supervision of Maulana Syed Qubool Pasha Quadri Shuttari, President of Majlis Ulama-e-Deccan.
President Majlis Ulema Deccan has announced that February 22, 2023, Wednesday will be the 1st of Shaban al-Mu’zzam.
Sha’ban precedes the Holy Month of Ramadan
Sha’ban is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, which precedes the holy month of Ramadan. It is a month of great significance and importance in Islamic tradition, and Muslims all over the world observe it with reverence and devotion.
The month of Sha’ban is significant for Muslims because it serves as a spiritual preparation for the upcoming month of Ramadan, which is considered the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It is believed that during Sha’ban, Muslims should engage in spiritual practices, such as fasting, prayer, and charity, to prepare themselves for the rigorous demands of Ramadan.
Shab-e-Barat, the 15th night of Sha’ban
One of the most significant events that take place during Sha’ban is the 15th night, known as Shab-e-Barat. This night is considered a special night of forgiveness and mercy, and Muslims observe it by staying up all night in prayer and reciting the Quran. It is believed that on this night, Allah forgives the sins of those who repent and seek his forgiveness. Muslims also visit graves and offer prayers for their deceased loved ones during this night.