Every moment, second, minute, hour, day and night should be spent in the devotion and complete submission to Allah, the Almighty. But there are specific days and nights in which one’s devotion to the Divine becomes exceedingly paramount, more meaningful and highly valued. For, these specific days and nights have their own weight due to extra importance and sanctity attached to them.
Among those special occasions is the Night of Freedom also known as the Night of Forgiveness–Shab-e-Bar’at–
So, this is how the night of mid Sha’ban is celebrated by mainstream Muslims especially in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Keeping in view the above norms, the core essence of celebrating Shab-e-Bar’at can be summed up in three fundamentals of Islamic worship: Ibaadat (Worshipping God), Sila Rahmi (Maintaining bonds of Kinship) and Birr (acts of righteousness).