Shab-e-Barat, the 15th night of the month of Sha’ban, the eighth month of the Islamic calendar. On this night, Allah — Majestic and Resplendent — descends to the nearest heaven and looks upon His creation. And from there, He forgives all His servants except idolaters, murderers, and/or those who hold rancor in their hearts toward others. Consequently, they mark the night with special devotions, including offering extra salah, ritual prayer in Islam. May Allah accept all our worship and grant us each forgiveness.