Laylatul-Bara’ah: The night of freedom from the fire

Laylatul-Bara’ah: The night of freedom from the hellfire

The Mother of the Believers ‘Aisha (May Allah be well pleased with her) is reported to have said that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

“This is the middle night of Sha’ban. Allah frees in it a large number of the people from the Hellfire, more than the number of the hair growing on the sheep of the tribe, Kalb. But He(swt) does not even look at a person who associates partners with Allah, or at a person who nourishes malice in his heart (against another muslim), or at a person who cuts off the ties of womb-relations, or at a man who leaves his clothes extending beyond his ankles (as a sign of pride), or at a person who disobeys his parents, or at a person who has a habit of drinking wine.”

[Baihaqi, At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb]


Kalb was a big tribe, the members of which had a very large number of sheep. Therefore the mention of this in the hadith indicates the large number of people who are forgiven on this night by Allah (swt)


4 Responses to “Laylatul-Bara’ah: The night of freedom from the fire”

  1. 1 Ahmad August 5, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Please mention some authentic refrence from either Quaraan or Ahadees. and i mention again: AUTHENTIC and SAHIH ahaadees only.

    • 2 Abdel Malik July 28, 2010 at 9:34 am

      As Salamu Alaikum
      A year has passed since the request, I know the hadith is true, but never the less could you please give us a reference of where from you have read this to proof the authenticity please

      • 3 dailyreminders August 5, 2010 at 11:14 pm

        Asslamu alaikum Brother, Im really sorry for my belated reply. I read this hadith from the book called Islamic Months, written bt Mufti Taqi Uthmani. He quotes the hadith to be in a classical arabic book called At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb. I am not sure of its authenticity. JazaakAllahu khairan. wassalam

  2. 4 IslamicMasterKing July 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Imran b. Husain (RA) reported that Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said. to a person: Did you observe any fast in the middle of this month (sha’ban)? He said: No. Thereupon the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: Fast for two days instead of (one fast) when you have completed (fasts of) Ramadan. (Muslim Book #006, Hadith #2608)

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