بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The 15th of Shabaan is also known as Neema-e-Shabaan (middle of Shabaan) and it is also remembered as Shab-e-Barat among Muslims. It is a highly virtuous night during which our last Imam Mohammad Mehdi(a.s.) was born.

It is customary among Shias to write a letter with love and affection to Imam-e-Zamana(a.s.) during the night of 15th Shabaan. This letter is called “Areeza” meaning “Request”.

Here is the Arabic Text and English translation:

Areeza Urdu YAIMAM

Areeza English


(When dropping the Ariza in the sea, we normally recite the following
addressing Husayn bin Rawh, the third Naib of the 12th Imam A.S. )

O Husayn bin Rawh, Salamun Alaykum, I bear witness you died in
the path of Allah and ( hence ) you are alive and are sustained by
Allah I am addressing you in your “life”which you lead with Allah
– this is my note and wishes to the Master of the Era (the 12th Imam A.S).
So please hand it over to him for you are indeed trustworthy.