When is Lailat al Bara'a 2016?

Lailat al Bara'a 2016 started on Sunday 22nd May, 2016 (22/05/2016) 2955 days ago

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Lailat al Bara'a 2016 will be observed on the sunset of Saturday 21st May, 2016.

Lailat al Bara'a always falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar; for it being a lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the day differs on the Gregorian calendar as it is a solar calendar; causing roughly an eleven day difference each year.

The dates of Lailat al Bara'a are usually determined by either an actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes, or through astronomical calculations. Note that dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.

What is Lailat al Bara'a?

Lailat al Bara'a

Lailat al Bara'a is always remembered in the Muslim community, but for different and distinct reasons.

In the Sunni context, this is a night where Muslims worship Allah and seek refuge with Him. It is at this night that Allah decides the fate of all people living on Earth for the coming year. It is also called the Night of Emancipation.

From the Shiite point of view, this is the date of Al Imam al-Mahdi's birth. The Shiites believe that he will be the twelfth and last Imam of Shia. Apart from that, al-Mahdi is considered a key figure in Islam as Muslims believe that upon his arrival he will spread absolute justice in a world full of pure evil and that he will establish Islam as the world religion.

Dates for Lailat al Bara'a from 2015 to 2030

The next occurrence of Lailat al Bara'a is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Lailat al Bara'a 2030TuesdayDec 10th in 2359 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2029FridayDec 21st in 2005 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2028SundayDec 31st in 1650 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2028WednesdayJan 12th in 1296 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2027SaturdayJan 23rd in 942 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2026TuesdayFeb 3rd in 588 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2025FridayFeb 14th in 234 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2024SundayFeb 25th 120 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2023TuesdayMar 7th 475 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2022FridayMar 18th 829 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2021SundayMar 28th 1184 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2020WednesdayApr 8th 1538 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2020WednesdayApr 8th 1538 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2019SaturdayApr 20th 1892 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2018TuesdayMay 1st 2246 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2017ThursdayMay 11th 2601 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2016SundayMay 22nd 2955 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2015TuesdayJun 2nd 3310 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 22, 2016
When? Ended 2955 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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