Shaykh AbdulKareem Yahya in class today reminded us of the night of the 15th Sha’ban, which according to most starts Insha’Allah after Maghrib today (16th August).
He reminded us that the 15th night is the night in which Allah, Most High, decrees everyone’s provisions, including provisions for the Hereafter, ie. of Paradise and HellFire. Therefore it’s important to bring this night into life through much duas, repentance and Quranic recitation.
We started the session with recitation of Surah Ya-Sin, which is said three times, each time having a specific intention:
1. That Allah Most High grant us a long life in accepted worship and good deeds
2. That He protect us from afflictions/calamities.
3. That He cast our reliance solely on Him
Thereafter the dua is read (Arabic Dua can be found on The Islamic Academy):
O Allah! You shower favours on everyone
And no one can do You any favour.
O The Possessor of Majesty and Honour,
O The Distributor of bounty and rewards,
There is no one worthy of worship except You.
You help the fallen
And provide refuge to the refugees And give peace to those
who are in fear.
O Allah! If in the Mother of All Books that is with You
You have written me down as someone who is
Doubtful of achieving salvation, or deprived,
Or rejected or without enough sustenance,
Then, O Allah, with Your Grace
Remove all of these misfortunes from me
and in the Mother of All Books that is with You,
establish me as someone who is
blessed, with abundant provision and charitable good deeds.
Indeed, what You said in The Book You sent
Through the tongue of Your Blessed Prophet is true
That Allah changes and establishes what He wants
And with Him is the Mother of All Books.
O My Lord! For the sake of Your Divine Manifestation
On this fifteenth night of the blessed month of Sha’ban
In which You issue all Wise and Irrevocable Decrees
Remove from us all calamities and hardships,
those that we know about as well as those that we don’t,
while You know everything.
Truly, You are the Most Powerful, Most Generous.
And may Allah the Exalted shower blessings and peace on
Sayyidina Muhammad, and on his family and his companions
And all praise is for Allah, Lord of the worlds.
Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen.
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