Benefit: Celebrating the Day and/or the Night of the Fifteenth of Shaʿbān with Worship Is a Despicable Innovation

Written by Musa Shaleem Mohammed on . Posted in Brief Benefits

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Ibn Bāz (رحمه الله) said: "Certainly, celebrating the fifteenth night of Shaʿbān by performing [supererogatory] prayers or other [acts of worship], and singling out its day with fast is a despicable innovation, as viewed by the majority of the people of knowledge. There is no basis for it in the pure Sharīʿah; rather, it is from that which arose in Islām after the era of the Companions (رضي الله عنهم)."

Source: حكم الاحتفال بليلة النصف من شعبان
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Tags: Bidʿah, Ibn Bāz , Shaʿbān