This year, the 15th night of the month of Sha’ban (1440) falls on the night of the 19th of April (2019) according to Istanbul Islamic calendar.
On this night, we celebrate Nisfu Sha’ban, the night when all sins are forgiven if prayed with sincerity. It is also a blessed day to fast.
Recommended Prayers for this night to seek absolution for oneself and to ask for forgiveness for others:
1001 times Astaghfirullah [Please absolve me O Allah]
501 times Ya Ghafur Ya Afu [O Absolver of sins; O Forgiver]
Qur’an, Sura Al Nisa, Chapter 4
99. As for them, perhaps Allah will forgive them. Allah is Afu and Ghafur.
Qur’an, Sura Al Mulk, Chapter 67
12. Surely, those who are in awe of and show respect to their Rab in secret (not to show-off), theirs will be absolution and a great reward.
Translation by Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari
More Recommended Prayers for Holy Night
Love, Peace and Togetherness in Goodness
Ya Wadud Ya Salaam Ya Jami Ya Nafi