Question: About The 15th of Sha’ban

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By Sheikh Sajid Umar

-What is the status of Sha’baan?
-Does the 15th of Sha’baan entail a day and night of special worship?
-What do I do if I have someone who refuses to speak to me or engage me? Will Allah forgive me?

Question:

It is that time of the year whereby conflicting messages regarding the month of Sha’baan, and in particular the 15th of the month are being circulated. What is the reality of this month and it’s middle?

Answer:

باسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله صحبه أجمعين،

The month of Sha’baan and it’s middle has been a discussion documented with the earliest of generations, and not one famous to our time alone.

In terms of the earliest of generations, we find some of the seniors from our pious predecessors from Shaam treating the month of Sha’baan and it’s middle with special care. In retrospect, we also find seniors from our pious predecessors from Madeenah and other Muslim cities manifesting importance regarding the month of Sha’baan, however, they never gave the middle of the month the importance found with some of the inhabitants of Shaam. Rather they considered the 15th night of the month as another night amongst other nights, and the 15th day of the month as another day amongst other days.

The reason for this difference…

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