|1st Birth of Hazrat Zainab(s.a.) – [5 A.H.]|
|3rd Birth of Imam Hussain(a.s.) – [4 A.H.]|
|4th Birth of Hazrat Abbas(a.s.) – [26 A.H.]|
|5th Brith of Imam Zain-al-Abideen(a.s.) – [38 A.H.]|
|6th Brith of Hazrat Qasim ibn-e-Hasan(a.s.) – [48 A.H.]|
|8th Start of Ghaibat-e-Sughra of Imam Mahdi(atfs) – [260 A.H.]|
|10th Birth of Hazrat Ali Akbar(a.s.) – [44 A.H.]|
|14th Evening – Aamal Neema-e-Shabaan Ayyam-e-Bayz|
|15th Birth of Imam Mohammad Mahdi(atfs) – [255 A.H.] Ayyam-e-Bayz|
|27th Fasting in last 3 days of Shabaan|
|28th Fasting in last 3 days of Shabaan|
|29th Fasting in last 3 days of Shabaan|
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.
Imam Ali(a.s.) relates from the Prophet Mohammad(pbuh&hf) that the 15th of Shabaan is a highly virtuous night and the believers should spend this night offering prayers and should observe fast on the following day. Verily during this night until dawn Allah(swt) inquires Malaik (angels) – is there anyone who repents his sins and I forgive him/her? Is there anyone who asks for increase in earnings (Rizk/Rozi) and I grant so.
Areeza in Arabic and Urdu
Towards the end of the night, Momineen and Mominaat usually present their griefs, worries and desires to the last Imam Mohammad Mehdi(a.s.) called “AREEZA” which is in fact a letter to the Imam(a.s.). This letter is written with a lot of love and affection using Safron as ink and is traditionally wrapped up in flour or pure soil and sprinkled with scents (Itar) and is thrown in a river with the intention that it reaches our beloved Imam-e-Zamana(a.s.).