Allah’s Prophet Hazrat Muhammad(SAW) said about the Shaban month.
Shaban is my month, Rajab is Allah’s month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah.”
Shaban month is the 8th month in the Islamic calendar. And is considered as one of the worthy months for which we discover specific guidelines in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad. It is accounted for that Prophet Muhammad, used to quick the greater part of the Shaban month with the exception of the most recent couple of days of the month.
Fasting in Shaban month:
Hazrat Aisha, the wife of our prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saw) said:
Allah’s Messenger(peace be upon him) used to fast until we would say he was never going to stop fasting. And he would go so long without fasting that we would say he was never going to fast. But I never saw Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) continue a fast from the beginning to the end of any month except the month of Ramadan. And i never saw do more fasting in any month than he did in Shaban month.
So i asked him. How is it i always see you fasting in Shaban? And He (peace be upon him) said: “O’ Aisha, it is the month in which the angel of death has to note down the name of anyone whose soul he must take before the year is out. So I would rather he did not record my name except while I am fasting.” Hazrat Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said, “The dearest of months to our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) was Shaban, which he would link to Ramadan.”
Last Monday in Shaban Month:
Allah’s beloved Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) said about Shaban month:
“Anyone who fasts on the last monday of Shaban will be granted forgiveness.”
Shab-e-Barat in the Shaban month:
Various Islamic scholars suggest special prayers during the night of the 15th of Shaban month. This is based on the saying (Hadith) of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) the meaning of which is that during the night of 15th of Shaban month,
Allah will say “is there any person repenting so that I forgive him. And any person seeking provision. So that I provide for him, and any person with distress so that I relieve him, and so on until dawn.” reported by Ibn Majah.
This is the night happening between the 14th and 15th days of Shaban month. Conventions of Prophet Muhammad, demonstrate that it is an exemplary night in which the people of the earth are gone to by uncommon Divine Mercy.
Duas and Supplications in This Month:
Recite the following 1000 times, whenever the count reaches 1000, at any time within the Shaban month, the mal is complete:
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ وَلاَ نَعْبُدُ إِلاَّ إِيَّاهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ٱلْمُشْرِكُون
There is no god save Allah. We do not worship save “He” alone, making religion pure for Him (only), however much the disbelievers be averse.
Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) said
“If a person recites 4 units (Rak’ats) Namaz in the month of Sha’ban. Such that in each unit (Rak’at) after Surah-al-Hamd recites 50 times Surah-at-Tawheed. Then during death his spirit will be removed with ease. And his grave will become spacious, and on the day of Qiyamat when he comes out of his grave, his face will be shining bright like a full moon and ‘Kalmae Shahadat’ will be on his lips.”
In this way, a practicing Muslim must esteem the Shaban month as explained in the hadiths of the Prophet (PBUH). So, that the Shaban month is a unique month, and conferring great deeds in this month carries special value. And can help a Muslim increase countless favors from Allah Almighty in addition to receiving pardon and forgiveness.
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