When is Lailat al Bara'a 2020?

Lailat al Bara'a 2020 is on Wednesday 8th Apr, 2020 (08/04/2020) in 231 days

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Lailat al Bara'a 2020 will be observed on the sunset of Tuesday 7th Apr, 2020.

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 2022

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

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Lailat al Bara'a 2022FridayMar 18th in 940 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2021SundayMar 28th in 585 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2020WednesdayApr 8th in 231 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2020WednesdayApr 8th in 231 days
Lailat al Bara'a 2019SaturdayApr 20th 122 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2018TuesdayMay 1st 476 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2017ThursdayMay 11th 831 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2016SundayMay 22nd 1185 days ago
Lailat al Bara'a 2015TuesdayJun 2nd 1540 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateApr 8, 2020
When? Starts in 231 days
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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