One of the great virtues of the fifteenth night of Sha’baan is that Allah Ta‘ala descends to the lowest Heaven. Thereafter a proclaimer proclaims: “Is there anyone seeking forgiveness that I may forgive him? Is there anyone who desires anything so that I may grant his wishes?” Thus, Allah Ta’ala fulfils the requests of those who seek of Him on this great night. This virtue is attained from the beginning of the night until the break of dawn.

However, during the last portion of every night the same virtue is attained. Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi Wasallam) said: “Allah Ta‘ala descends to the nearest heaven during the last third of every night. He then proclaims: “Is there anyone who will make du‘aa unto me that I may accept his du‘aa? Is there anyone who will ask of me that I may grant him? Is there anyone who desires forgiveness that I may forgive him?” (Saheeh Bukhaari #1145)

Thus while one should take full advantage of the Night of Baraa-ah, one should also make an effort to attain this virtue every night by rising in the last third of the night and engaging in Tahajjud Salaah and du‘aa.

May Allah Ta‘ala grant us the ability to do so, aameen.