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Assalaamualaikum wr wb sisters,

Here are some more good deeds to do during Shaban. Most of this consists of the last day of Shaban. So try to do as much good deeds on that last day because Shaban only comes once a year, so don’t let it go to waste.

-Recite this:

اللّهُمَّ إنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ غَفَرْتَ لَنَا فِيمَا مَضَى مِنْ شَعْبَانَفَاغْفِرْ لَنَا فِيمَا بَقِيَ مِنْهُ.

and this too:

BISMILLA HIR RAHMA NIR RAHIM

Allahumma Inna Hazash Shahral Mubarakal Lazi unzila Feehil Qurano wa J`oela Haudal Lin Nasis wa Baiyyenatin Minal Huda wal Furqane qad Hazara Fasalimna Feehe Sallimho lana wa Tasallamho minna Fi Yusrin Minka wa as Aafiyatin Ya man Akhazal Qaleela wa Shakaral Kaseera Iqbal Minnil Yaseera;

allahumma Inni As`aloka an taj`ala Li Ila Kulle Khairin sabeelan wa Min Kulle Ma la Tohibbo Mane`an Ya arhamar Rahemeena ya Man Afa Anni wa amma Khalauto Behi Minas Saiyyate Ya Man Lam Yo`akhizni Be Irtikabil Ma`asi Afwaka Afwaka Afwaka ya Kareemo ya Ilahi wa`aztani Falam atta`iz wa Zajartani an Maharemeka Falam Anzajir fama Uzri fa`fo anni ya Kareemo Afwaka Afwaka; Allahumma Inni As`alokar Rahat Indal Maute wal Afwa Indal Hisabe Azomoz Zonbo Min abdeka Falyahsoni Tajawozo afwa Min Indeka Ya ahlat Taqwa wa ya Ahlal Maghforate afwaka: Afwaka Allahumma inni Abdoka wabno Abadeka wabno Amateka Za`eefun Faqeerun Ila Rahmatekka wa Anta Munzilul ghina wal Barakate alal Ibade Qaherun Muqtaderun Ahsaita A`amalahum wa Qasamta Arzaqahum wa Ja`altahum Mukhtalefatan Alsinatohum wa aewanohum Khalaqan Min Ba`de Khalqin wa La Ya`alamul Ibado Ilmaka wa La Yaqderul Ibado Qadraka wa Kullona faqeerun Ila rahmateka Fala Tasrif anni wajhaka waja`lni Min salehi Khalqeka fil Aamale wal amale wal Qazaa`e wal qadare allahumma abqini Khairal Baqaa`e wa afnini Khairal Fanaa`e Alaa Muwalate Auliyaa`eka wa Muadate A`adaa`eka war Raghbate Ilaika war Rahbate Minka wal Khushoo`e wal wafaa`e wat Tasleeme Lakawat Tasdeeqe Be Kitabeka wa Ittiba`e sunnate Rasooleka, Allahumma Ma Kana Fi Qalbi Min Shakkin Au Raibatin Au Juhoodin au Qunootin Au Farajin Au Bazakhin Au Batarin Au Khoylaa`a Au Riyaa`in Au sum`atin Au Shiqaqin Au Nifaqin Au Kufrin Au Fusooqin Au Isyanin au Azmatin Au Shai`in La Tohibbo Fa As`aloka Ya Rabbe An Tubaddilani Makanahoo Eemanan Be wa`deka wa wafa`an Be A`hdeka wa Rizan Be Qazaa`eka wa asaratan wa tomaniyyatan wa Taubatan Nasoohan; As`aloka Zaleka ya Rabbal A`alameena Ilahi anta Min Hilmeka To`sa wa Min Karameka wa Joodeka Tota`o Fakannaka Lam to`sa wa Ana wa Man Lam Ya`seka sukkano arzeka Fakun Alaina Bil Fazle Jawadah wa Bil Khaire Awwadan ya Arhamar Rahemeena wa Sallallaho alaa Mohammadin Aalehi Salaatan Da`ematan La tohsa wa La to`addo wa In Yaqdero Qadaraha Ghairoka ya Arhamar Rahemeen.

Allahoomma Salle Alaa Mohammadin wa Aale Mohammad, Ameen.

-Recite this: 

اللّهُمَّ إنَّ هذَا الشَّهْرَ الْمُبَارَكَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ

وَجُعِلَ هُدَىً لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ

قَدْ حَضَرَ

فَسَلِّمْنَا فِيهِ

وَسَلَّمْهُ لَنَا

وَتَسَلَّمْهُ مِنَّا فِي يُسْرٍ مِنْكَ وَعَافِيَةٍ،

يَا مَنْ أَخَذَ الْقَلِيلَ وَشَكَرَ الْكَثِيرَ

اقْبَلْ مِنِّي الْيَسِيرَ

اللّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ

تَجْعَلَ لِي إلَى كُلِّ خَيْرٍ سَبِيلاً،

وَمِنْ كُلِّ مَا لا تُحِبُّ مَانِعاً

يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ

يَا مَنْ عَفَا عَنِّي وَعَمَّا خَلَوْتُ بِهِ مِنَ السَّيِّئَاتِ،

يَا مَنْ لَمْ يُؤَاخِذْنِي بِارْتِكَابِ الْمَعَاصِي،

عَفْوَكَ عَفْوَكَ عَفْوَكَ، يَا كَرِيمُ.

إلهِي وَعَظْتَنِي فَلَمْ أَتَّعِظْ

وَزَجَرْتَنِي عَنْ مَحَارِمِكَ فَلَمْ أَنْزَجِرْ

فَمَا عُذْرِي

فَاعْفُ عَنِّي يَا كَرِيمُ، عَفْوَكَ عَفْوَكَ

اللّهُمَّ إنّي أَسْأَلُكَ

الرَّاحَةَ عِنْدَ الْمَوْتِ،

وَالْعَفْوَ عِنْدَ الْحِسَابِ،

عَظُمَ الذَّنْبُ مِنْ عَبْدِكَ فَلْيَحْسُنِ التَّجَاوُزُ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ،

يَا أَهْلَ التَّقْوَى وَيَا أَهْلَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ، عَفْوَكَ عَفْوَكَ

اللّهُمَّ إنِّي عَبْدُكَ بْنُ عَبْدِكَ بْنُ أَمَتِكَ

ضَعِيفٌ فَقِيرٌ إلَى رَحْمَتِكَ،

وَأَنْتَ مُنْزِلُ الْغِنَى وَالْبَرَكَةِ عَلَى الْعِبَادِ

قَاهِرٌ مُقْتَدِرٌ

أَحْصَيْتَ أَعْمَالَهُمْ،

وَقَسَمْتَ أَرْزَاقَهُمْ،

وَجَعَلْتَهُمْ مُخْتَلِفَةً أَلْسِنَتُهُمْ وَأَلْوَانُهُمْ خَلْقاً مِنْ بَعْدِ خَلْقٍ،

وَلا يَعْلَمُ الْعِبَادُ عِلْمَكَ،

وَلا يَقْدِرُ الْعِبَادُ قَدْرَكَ

وَكُلُّنَا فَقِيرٌ إلَى رَحْمَتِكَ،

فَلا تَصْرِفْ عَنِّي وَجْهَكَ،

وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنْ صَالِحِي خَلْقِكَ فِي الْعَمَلِ وَالأَمَلِ

وَالْقَضَاءِ وَالْقَدَرِ

اللّهُمَّ أَبْقِنِي خَيْرَ الْبَقَاءِ،

وَأَفْنِنِي خَيْرَ الْفَنَاءِ عَلَى مُوَالاةِ أَوْلِيَائِكَ،

وَمُعَادَاةِ أَعْدَائِكَ

وَالرَّغْبَةِ إلَيْكَ، وَالرَّهْبَةِ مِنْكَ

وَالْخُشُوعِ وَالْوَفَاءِ وَالتَّسْلِيمِ لَكَ،

وَالتَّصْدِيقِ بِكِتَابِكَ

وَاتِّبَاعِ سُنَّةِ رَسُولِكَ

اللّهُمَّ مَا كَانَ فِي قَلْبِي

مِنْ شَكٍّ أَوْ رِيبَةٍ

أَوْ جُحُودٍ أَوْ قُنُوطٍ

أَوْ فَرَحٍ أَوْ بَذَخٍ أَوْ بَطَرٍ

أَوْ خُيَلاءَ أَوْ رِيَاءٍ أَوْ سُمْعَةٍ

أَوْ شِقَاقٍ أَوْ نِفَاقٍ

أَوْ كُفْرٍ أَوْ فُسُوقٍ أَوْ عِصْيَانٍ

أَوْ عَظَمَةٍ أَوْ شَيْءٍ لا تُحِبُّ،

فَأَسْأَلُكَ يَا رَبِّ أَنْ تُبَدِّلَنِي مَكَانَهُ إيمَاناً بِوَعْدِكَ

وَوَفَاءً بِعَهْدِكَ،

وَرِضاً بِقَضَائِكَ،

وَزُهْداً فِي الدُّنْيَا

وَرَغْبَةً فِيمَا عِنْدَكَ

وَأَثَرَةً وَطُمَأْنِينَةً وَتَوْبَةً نَصُوحاً

أَسْأَلُكَ ذلِكَ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ

إلهِي أَنْتَ مِنْ حِلْمِكَ تُعْصَى فَكَأَنَّكَ لَمْ تُرَ

وَمِنْ كَرَمِكَ وَجُودِكَ تُطَاعُ فَكَأَنَّكَ لَمْ تُعْصَ

وَأَنَا وَمَنْ لَمْ يَعْصِكَ سُكَّانُ أَرْضِكَ

فَكُنْ عَلَيْنَا بِالْفَضْلِ جَوَاداً،

وَبِالْخَيْرِ عَوَّاداً

يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ،

وَصَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ صَلاةً دَائِمَةً

لا تُحْصَى وَلا تُعَدُّ وَلا يَقْدِرُ قَدْرَهَا غَيْرُكَ

يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.

-Recommended Fasts for shaban:

1st, 2nd and 3rd of Shaban. 1st Thursday, Mid-Wednesday and last Thursday of Shaban. 13th, 14th and 15th of Shaban.

Any Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Shaaban. The last three days of Shaaban to connect with the Holy month of Ramadan.

-Recite this too on the last night:

I prostrate my self in adoration before Thee, my thoughts and feelings in close attention, putting faith in Thee from the depth of my heart.

O the Great, my every noble deed’s reliance is upon Thee, forgive my serious offenses because, beyond a shadow of doubt, no one can truly forgive except Thee.

I adhere close to the Light of Thy Being that had illuminated the heavens and the earths, removed and exposed the darkness, put in order the operations, from the beginning to the end, at all times free from violent and unexpected changes to the worse, absence of recovery and adjustment and discontinuation of the supply of natural resources.

O Allah give me a gnostic awe, pure conscience, free from hypocrisy, which is neither renegade nor villainous. I put my face on the dusty earth because it is imposed as a duty that I prostrate myself in adoration before Thee.”

O Allah, grant us a part of Your awe, that acts as a barrier between us and Your disobedience; grant us Your obedience, that helps us achieve Your pleasure, the certainty that makes the miseries of the world seem insignificant. O Allah, make us enjoy our hearing, our sight, our strength as long as You Keep us alive. Make us take rise against those who oppress us, and help us against those who show animosity to us. Place not our miseries in our religion, and let not this world be our biggest concern, nor the extent of our knowledge. And do not appoint over us one who has no mercy on us, by your mercy, O The Most Merciful.”

-Recite:

alhamdu lillahi wa salamun aala ibadihi allazeena-s-tafa!”

The first thing that Salik (the Wayfarer on the path towards Allah, Glorified and Exalted is He) must perform on this night is that he must remove the material pleasures and enjoyments of this world from in front of his eyes (and from his heart) and in order to make the most of this special night and ensure that all of his actions are performed properly, he must think to himself that tonight is his last night on this Earth (meaning that tomorrow he shall die) and thus, he will no longer have the opportunity to perform any more good deeds and that tomorrow the Day of Judgment will take place.

Thanks.

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Assalaamualaikum wr wb sisters,

You should always perform good deeds, but in Shaban, there are some specific deeds you can do.

I know it’s a lot, but whatever:

-After sunsetLa Hawla walaa Quwwata illa Billahil-aliyil Azeem” 40x w/3x Duroodbefore & after. Allah will forgive forty years ofyour sins and forty Hoors will await to serve you in Jannah.

-Durood Shareef, Istighfaar, Kalima Tayyibah.

-Everything begins and ends w/Durood!!!

– Recite: Allaahumma Yaa Zal-manni wa laa yamunnu ‘alayh, yaa Zal-jalaali wal-ikraam, yaa zat-tawli wal-‘in’aam. Laa ilaaha illaaa Anta Zahrullaajiinaa, wa jaarul-mustajiiriina, wa Amaanulkhaa-‘ifiin.

 and:

Allaahumma in kunta katabtanii ‘indaka fii ‘ummil-kitaabi shaqiyyan ‘aw mahruuman ‘aw matruudan ‘aw muqattaran ‘alayyna fir-rizqi famhu..

 and:

Allaahumma bi-fazlika shaqaawatii wa hirmaanii wa tardii waqtitaara rizqi, wa ‘asbitnii ‘indaka fii ‘ummil-kitaabi sa’iidam-marzuuqammuwaffaqal-lil-khayraati, fa innaka qulta wa quwlukal-haqqu, fii kitaabikal-munzali, ‘alaalisaani Nabiyyikal-Mursali, yamhullaahu maa yashaa-‘u wa yusbitu wa ‘indahuu ‘ummul kitaab ‘Ilaahi bit-tajallyil-‘a-zami, fii laylatinnisfi min shahri sha’baanal-Mukarrami, ‘allatii yufraqu fiihaa kullu ‘amrin hakiiminw-wa yubramu, ‘an takshifa ‘annaa minal-balaaa-‘i wal balwaaa-‘i maa na’lamu wa maa laa na ‘lamu, wa Anta bi-hii ‘a’lam. Innaka Antal-‘a’azzul-Akram. Wa sallalaahu ta’aalaa ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammad-dinw-wa ‘alaaa ‘aalihii wa sahbihii wa sallama Wal-Hamdu lillaahi Rabbil-Aalameen.

-70x each day :- astaghfirullaha wa as ahlut tawbah and

astaghfirullaha HALLAD’EE LAA ILAAHA ILLA HUWAR RAHMANO RAH’EEMUL H’AYYUL qayumu wa atubu ilaih

-1000x any day in Shaban:

LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAHU WA LAA NAA’-BUDU ILLAA IYYAAHU MUKHLIS’EENA LAHUD DEEN WA LAW KARIHAL MUSHRIKOON

-Thursday Fasting & 2 Rakat. after Fatihah, Ikhlaas 100x. After Salaam: 100 times .اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍa Hadith reads that the heavens decorate themselves each Thursday in Sha`ban and the angels pray Almighty Allah, saying, “O our God: (please do) forgive him who observe fasting on this day and respond to his prayers.”

 Recite this:

BISMILLA

O’ Allah! Bestow Your blessing on Muhammad and his progeny-the tree of prophet hood and the afrode of Your Messages, the place of visits of the angels, the mine of Your Knowledge and the people of the Holy House of revelation.

O` Allah I Bestow Your blessing on Mohammad and his progeny who are a boat sailing in the deep waters of fathomless sea.  Safe is he who boarded it and drowned is he who discarded it.  Those who went ahead of them were misled and those legged behind them were ruined and those who adhered to them were united with them.

 O` Allah! Bless Mohammad and his progeny who are the strong refuge, rescue for the distressed and the helpless, shelter for the fugitives and protection.

O` Allah! Bless Mohammad and his Progeny with plenty of Your blessings which should please them and grant them their due and it should be fulfilled with Your might-O` the Lord of the Worlds!

O Allah: (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad—
the pure, the pious, the righteous whose rights have been made incumbent upon us by You
and the obedience to whom has been deemed obligatory upon us by You and whose (divinely commissioned) leadership has been (also) deemed obligatory upon us by You.

O` Allah! Bless Mohammad and his progeny and embellish my heart with obedience to You and disgrace me not with disobedience to You and bless me with tenderness for one struck with poverty from Your sustenance for You have blessed me with affluence in livelihood and because You have displayed Your justice on me and bestowed life on me to live under Your shade.

And this is the month You have attributed to Your Prophet the chief of Your Prophets month of Sha`aban You have encompassed it with your mercy and pleasure.

The Messenger of god used to keep vigil in devotion during its nights and observed fasts during its days humiliating himself before You honouring and respecting it till his departure from this World.

O` Allah! Help us in following his life pattern and in achieving his intercession.

O` Allah! Appoint him as an intercessor for me and his intercession is accepted by You and appoint him to show us a simple path towards You and make me his follower till I meet You on the day of resurrection in a state that You be pleased with me ignoring my sins for You have prescribed mercy and pleasure from you and my entertainment a peaceful abode and the abode of virtous people:

 and this:

bismillah

My Lord, bestow Your blessings on Muhammad and his descendants; respond to my prayer when I pray to You; listen to my call when I call You; and turn to me when I make my submission to You in confidence. I have come running to You and am standing before You imploring You in humility and hoping to get the reward You have for me. You know what is in my heart, and You are aware of what I need. You know my mind and are not unaware of my future and of my present, of what I want to begin my speech with; of the request I would utter, and of the hopes I have in regard to my ultimate lot.
My Lord, whatever You have destined for me up to the end of my life, whether concerning the open aspect of my life or the hidden aspect of it, is bound to come. What is to my advantage and what is to my disadvantage – all my losses and gains are in Your hand, not in the hand of anybody else.
My Lord, if You deprive me, who else will provide me; and if You let me down, who else will help me?
My Lord, I seek Your protection from Your anger and from earning Your displeasure. If I am not fit for gaining Your Mercy, You are certainly fit to be generous to me by virtue of Your Magnanimity.
My Lord, I see as if I am standing before You protected by my trust in You. You said what befitted You and covered me with Your forgiveness.
My Lord, if You forgive me, then who is more suited than You to do that? If the time of my death has come near and my deeds have not still brought me close to You, I make this confession of my sins a means of approaching You.
I have been unjust to my soul for I have not looked after it. It will certainly be doomed if You do not forgive it.
My Lord, You have always been kind to me during my life time. Therefore do not cut off Your favour from me at the time of my death.
My Lord, how can lose the hope of Your looking kindly, in me after my death, when you have always been good to me during my life.
My Lord, in my case do what befits You and bestow Your favour on me – a sinner enwrapped in his ignorance.
My Lord, You have concealed many of my sins in this world. I am in a greater need of their being conceded in the next. As You have not revealed my sins even to any of Your pious bondmen, do not expose me on the Day of Resurrection before everybody.
My Lord, Your generosity has expanded my aspiration, and Your forgiveness is superior to my deeds. Therefore gladden my heart by allowing me to meet You on the day You administer justice to Your bondmen.
My Lord, my apology to You is the apology of him who cannot afford his apology being not accepted. Therefore accept my apology, You the Most Magnanimous of those to whom the evildoers tender their apology.
My Lord, do not turn down my request; do not foil my desire; and do not cut off my hope and expectation of You.
My Lord, if You had wanted to disgrace me, You would not have guided me; and if You had wanted to expose my faults and vices, You would not have kept me safe and sound.
My Lord, I do not think that You will turn down my request for that in asking You for which I have spent my whole life.
My Lord, all praise is due to You, always and forever, growing not diminishing, as You like and please.
My Lord, if You condemn me for my crimes, I will cling to Your forgiveness, and if You hold me for my sins, I will cling to Your granting pardon. If You haul me into the hell, I will tell its inmates that I love You.
My Lord, if my deeds are too small in relation to how I should obey You, my aspirations are high enough as compared to what I should expect of You.
My Lord, how can I go away from You unsuccessful and disappointed, when I had a high hope that You will be kind enough to send me away enjoying safety and deliverance.
My Lord, I have wasted my life committing the crime of forgetting You and played havoc with my youth, intoxicated with keeping myself away from You.
My Lord, I did not wake up when I was under a delusion about You and was inclined to earn Your displeasure.
My Lord, I am Your bondman, son of Your bondman. I am standing before You, trying to use Your own magnanimity as a means of approaching You.
My Lord, I am a bondman of Yours, I want to rid myself of the sins I used to commit in Your presence because I lacked the sense of feeling ashamed that You were looking at me. I request You to forgive me, because forgiveness is
a characteristic of Your Kindness.
My Lord, I was not strong enough to move away from Your disobedience, except when You awakened me to Your love. I was exactly as You wanted me to be. I am thankful to You for introducing me to Your Kindness and purging my heart of the impurities of being inattentive to You.
My Lord, look upon me as the person whom You called and he responded to You, whom You helped by using his services, and he obeyed You. You Near One, Who is not far from one who is away from You. You Munificent, Who does not withhold His reward from one who hopes for it.
My Lord, provide me with a heart, the passion of which may bring it near You, with a tongue the truth of which may be submitted to You, and with a vision the nature of which may bring it close to You.
My Lord, whoever gets acquainted with You, is not unknown; whoever takes shelter under You, is not disappointed; and one to whom You turn, is not a slave. One who follows Your path is enlightened; and one who takes refuge in You, is saved.
My Lord, I have taken refuge in You. Therefore do not disappoint me of Your Mercy and do not keep me secluded from Your Kindness.
My Lord, place me among Your friends in the position of one who hopes for an increase in Your love.
My Lord, inspire me with a passionate love of remembering You so that I may keep on remembering You, and by Your Holy Name and Pure Position cherish my cheerful determination into a success.
My Lord, I invoke You to admit me to the place reserved for those who obey You, and to attach me to the nice abode of those who enjoy Your good pleasure. . . I can neither defend myself nor do I control what is advantageous for me.


My Lord, I am Your powerless sinning slave and Your repentant bondman. So do not make me one of those from whom You turn away Your face, and whom his negligence has secluded from Your forgiveness.
My Lord, grant me complete severance of my relations with everything else and total submission to You. Enlighten the eyes of our hearts with the light of their looking at You to the extent that they penetrate the veils of light and reach the Source of Grandeur, and let our souls get suspended by the glory of Your sanctity.
My Lord, make me one of those whom You call and they respond; when You look at and they are thunderstruck by Your majesty. You whisper to them secretly and they work for You openly.
My Lord, I have not allowed my pessimistic despair to overcome my good opinion about You, nor did I ever lose my hope of Your benevolence.
My Lord, if my errors have degraded me with You, You may forgive me in view of my unqualified reliance on You.
My Lord, if my sins have made me unfit to receive Your tender affection, my firm belief has reminded me of Your Compassion.
My Lord, if my disregard for preparations to meet You has put me to sleep, my knowledge of Your kind bounties has awakened me.
My Lord, if Your severe punishment calls me to Hell, the abundance of Your reward invites me to Paradise.
My Lord, I ask You and pray to You earnestly, I desire and request You to show Your favor to Muhammad and his descendants, make me one of those who always remember You and never violate the pledge they make to You, who do not fail to show You their gratitude and do not take Your orders lightly.
My Lord, let me be attached to the Light of Your Majestic Glory, so that I may know You alone, be away from others, and have a heart fearful of You and an eye watchful of You. May Allah’s blessing and peace be on Muhammad and those of his descendants who are pure.

-Seek forgiveness 70x in a day in Sha’ban, it is as if that person has sought forgiveness 70,000x.

-Thursday night of Sha’ban, two-unit prayer. Fatiha once and 100x Sura Tawhid. The prayer helps grant the needs of the one who performs it, even more so if the person fasted that day.

I hope you all benefit from these days, BTW: most of these deeds should be done on the 15th of Shaban.

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Assalaamualaikum wr wb,

Rasullallah (S.A.W.) said that Shaban is his month and Ramadan is Allah’s (S.W.T.) month. Rasullallah (S.A.W.) used to fast in this month more than any month. Narrated Aisha (R.A.): Allah’s Apostle used to fast till one would say that he would never stop fasting, and he would abandon fasting till one would say that he would never fast. I never saw Allah’s Apostle fasting for a whole month except the month of Ramadan, and did not see him fasting in any month more than in the month of shaban. It is also narrated in another hadith: The blessed companion Anas, Radi-Allahu anhu, reports that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, was asked, “Which fast is the most meritorious after the fasts of Ramadan?” He replied, “Fasts of Shaban in honor of Ramadan.”  The blessed companion Usama ibn Zaid, Radi-Allahu anhu, reports that he asked Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam: “Messenger of Allah, I have seen you fasting in the month of Sha’ban so frequently that I have never seen you fasting in any other month.” Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, replied: “That (Sha’ban) is a month between Rajab and Ramadan which is neglected by many people. And it is a month in which an account of the deeds (of human beings) is presented before the Lord of the universe, so, I wish that my deeds be presented at a time when I am in a state of fasting.” All these hadees show that Muhammad (S.A.W.) fasted in Shaban more than any other month besides Ramadan. If you love Rasullallah (S.A.W.), you should follow his way of life and since he fasted in this month, you should too.  🙂

I hope you gained beneficial knowledge from this and if you find anything that bothers you, just let us know.

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