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Shab-e-Miraj also uses the word Shab which according to you cant be in a name of a holy night.

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Shab-e-Miraj also uses the word Shab which according to you cant be in a name of a holy night.


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The term Shabb is obviously not an Arabic term, but rather it is a term of the Farsi or Iranian language to mean night. If one chooses to call the blessed night of Qadr in Ramadan Shabb-e-Qadr instead of Laylat-ul-Qadr; there is obviously no harm.nor does a night become holy or unholy because of its name in a another language.


We were asked to give evidence for the bida that unfortunately transpires on the night of what is popularly known in the sub-continent as the Shabb-e-Baraat.and only as an argument to portray our point did we mention that not only is there no such they as Laylat-ul-Baraat in the Quran or Sunnah, there is absolutely nothing in the authentic and established traditions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) which would justify the celebrations and commemorations of this so called night of Shabb-e-Baraat!


And one of the points we presented to our brethren who was insistent on the merits, significance and importance of the Shabb-e-Baraat night, was that Shabb was not even an Arabic term, thats all.


But if one wishes to translate and transfix the Arabic term layl with the Farsi term shabb for auspicious nights like the laylatul-Qadr or laylatul-Eid etc., and call them Shabb-e-Qadr or Shabb-e-Eid..that in no way takes away the merits or the significance of those blessed nights.


We do sincerely and humbly seek your understanding and your forgiveness, and above all else, the forgiveness of our Lord Most Merciful, if perchance something we have written has given rise to any misunderstanding.


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