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Nisf-e-Shabaan Program

February 24 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Join Qari Amar Bellaha and a special guest speaker for a faith-affirming evening to learn lessons from one of the five blessed nights when duas are accepted, according to Imam Nawawi.

Before this program, we highly encourage you to fast this Sunday and join us for a community Iftar in the evening. Join us in this annual commemoration of laylatul-bara’ah (the Night of Innocence). 

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Saturday, February 24 | MCC Prayer Hall | Join in-person or watch live at mcceastbay.org/live | RSVP for Iftar @ mcceastbay.org/shaban-iftar

Please note that Iftar tickets are non-refundable. Registration for Iftar will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.

Schedule

  • – 6 p.m. – Maghrib prayer and Iftar
  • – 7:15 p.m. – Recitation of Surah Al-Yaseen (Qari Amar Bellaha)
  • – 8 p.m. – Isha prayers
  • – 8:25 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Special guest speaker

– Past talks commemorating Nisf Sha’banhttps://mcceastbay.org/shaban

About Nisf Sha’ban
The month of Shaban is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The fifteenth night of this month is known as laylatul-bara’ah (the Night of Innocence) or Laylat un-Nisf min Shaban (the Middle Night of Shaban or shab-e-barat).

It has been narrated that the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, said: “There are five nights on which dua is not rejected: the first night of Rajab, the fifteenth night of Sha‘ban, Thursday night, the night before Eid al Fitr and the night before Eid al Nahr (al Adha).” (al Suyuti)

Locally, for those who follow moonsighting, the 15th night of Shaban is Sunday night (March 28). This is a special night for making dua and other acts of worship. It is also recommended to fast on the 15th day of Shaban (Monday, March 29).

For more information, see the following links:

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Allah looks at His creation in the night of mid-Sha’ban, and He forgives all His creation except for a mushrik (idolater) or a mushahin (one bent on hatred).”

It is the night our provision for the coming year is determined and a night of forgiveness.  Therefore, doing special dhikr prayers at night and asking for forgiveness is recommended. It is also recommended to fast on the 15th of Shaban (Tuesday, March 7).

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