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

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

Benefit: From the Virtues of the Month of Shaʿbān

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

Usāmah ibn Zayd (رضي الله عنه) said: "I said: 'O messenger of Allāh, I never saw you fasting any month as much as Shaʿbān.' He (ﷺ) said: 'That is a month which the people have forgotten about. [It is] between Rajab and Ramaḍān [and] in it the deeds are taken up to the Lord of the worlds; therefore, I like that my deeds be taken up when I am fasting.'"

Reported by al-Nasāʾī, and Shaykh al-Albānī deemed it to be authentic.

Translator’s note:The Prophet (ﷺ), in this Ḥadīth, mentioned some virtues of this month; from them is that it was a month in which he (ﷺ) would increase his supererogatory fasts. Also, it is a month in which the deeds are taken up to Allāh.

Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: It Is From the Sunnah to Increase One’s Fasting in Shaʿbān

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

Shaykh Sāliḥ al-Fawzān (حفظه الله) was asked: “Is there anything confirmed [in the sunnah] concerning fasting in Shaʿbān? [And] what is the ruling on singling out the fifteenth day of that month every year to fast?”

The shaykh (حفظه الله) responded with the following: “Yes, the Prophet (ﷺ) use to fast in Shaʿbān, and he would fast the majority of it. Therefore, the sunnah is to fast and to increase [one’s] fasting in it.”

Source: حكم صيام شهر شعبان
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Shaʿbān Is the Month of the Reciters

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

Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-ʿAbbād (حفظه الله) tweeted the following on 8th May, 2016: “Make a habit of reciting the Qurʾān and pondering upon it in Shaʿbān, for the soul is upon that which it has contracted habitually. The salaf used to say when the month of Shaʿbān entered: ‘This is the month of the reciters.’”

Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Take Account of Yourself, Your Deeds are Recorded

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

Shaykh ʿAli ibn Yaḥyá al-Ḥaddādī (حفظه الله) said:

Deeds are raised to Allāh twice everyday. The deeds of the night are raised to Him before the deeds of the day, and the deeds of the day are raised to Him before the deeds of the night. [Furthermore, they are] raised and presented twice every week—on a Monday and a Thursday. [As for] the annual deeds, then they are raised in Shaʿbān.

Therefore, whoever remembers that his deeds are recorded, written and presented to the All Knowing, the All Aware, then it is appropriate that he takes account of himself, does good deeds and repents to Allāh for his sins and shortcomings.

Source: الحث على الصوم في شعبان
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: The Fifteenth of Shaʿbān Is Not Auspicious, As Some People May Think

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

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Sāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn (رحمه الله) said:

Some people, on the fifteenth of Shaʿbān, make food and distribute it as charity to the poor. They think that this day is auspicious for giving charity, but that is not the case. In reality, this is an innovation, and the fifteenth of Shaʿbān is not virtuous. It is like [the fifteenth of] any other month. There is nothing virtuous about it, except that if he (ﷺ) would fast the white days [i.e. the thirteenth, the fourteenth and the fifteenth of the Islamic month], then he would fast the fifteenth day. As for singling its night with prayer and its day with fast, then there is no basis for that. There is nothing confirmed from the Prophet (ﷺ) about this.

Source: Liqāʿ al-Bāb al-Maftūḥ, sitting no. 222, que. 13.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

 

Benefit: Whoever Has Fasts to Make Up from the Previous Ramaḍān, It Is Necessary for Him to Do So in Sha‘bān before the Upcoming Ramaḍān

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

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān (حفظه الله) said: “It is not permissible to postpone making up fast [from the previous Ramaḍān] until after the other Ramaḍān [i.e. the new Ramaḍān] without an excuse, because of ʿĀʾishah's statement (رضي الله عنها): 'I had some fast to make up from Ramaḍān and I was not able to do so except in Shaʿbān because of my duties toward ِAllah's Messenger (ﷺ).'" (Reported by al-Bukhārī and Muslim).

Source: al-Mulakhaṣ al-Fiqhī, pg 387.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

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