The three holy nights of Islam
“Laylat” in Arabic means night. The three holy nights which are a herald of enlightenment transpires in the holy months of Rajab and Sha'ban and Ramadan. These three months hold a special place in Holy Quran and hadith. The three sacred months are like a chain of opportunities for us.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ gave glad tidings about this period of time, saying: "The month of Rajab is Allah's month, while the month of Sha'ban is my month and the month of Ramadan is my Ummah's (followers) month". They are an opportunity to remind us of our social responsibilities and allow us to develop a sense of empathy, a chance to enrich our spirit though worship; an opportunity for the expansion and relief of our spirits that are caught up in the chaos of daily life. Most importantly, they are an incomparable opportunity for us to purify ourselves.
During this joyful time, while the excitement of welcoming this season slowly overcomes us, it is time to utter the following, as our Prophet did when he greeted these holy months, “Allahumma baraklana fee Rajab wa Sha'ban wa bal ghan'a Ramadan”. "Oh Allah, bless us in the months of Rajab and Sha'ban! And reunite us with Ramadan."
- 27th Rajab Lailat’ul Mairaj, it will fall on 15th March 2018.
- Lailat’ul Bera’at: Bera’at: the night of forgiveness, it occurs between 14th and 15th of Shaban. This year it will be from 30th April to 1st May.
- Lailat’ul Qadr is either on 26th or 27th of Ramadan. In Gregorian calendar it will be fall on 10th and 11th June 2018.