Islam Center: The Month of Shaban and Its Virtues ~ Hi all readers! Do you know what the month of Shaban is? That is the month before Ramadan. That month has so many virtues. As Muslims we must know that. That’s why I will explain it in this article. So you have to read it to the end!
As usual, before I explain more about the month of Shaban and its virtues, I will quote a number of hadiths that are specifically related to our discussion. Some of the hadiths I mean are as follows;
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : مَا كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَصُوْمُ مِنْ شَهْرٍ مِنَ السَّنَةِ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ . رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ 1869) وَ مُسْلِمٌ ( 782)
From Aisha radliyallahu anha, she said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never fasted more in each month in a year than in the month of Shaban.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari (1869) and Muslim (782).
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَصُوْمُ شَعْبَانَ كُلَّهُ حَتَّى يَصِلَهُ بِرَمَضَانَ . رَوَاهُ ابْنُ مَاجَهْ ( 1649 ) وَابْنُ حِبَّانٍ ( 3643 )
From Aisha radliyallahu anha, she said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fasted every day in the month of Shaban until he continued (fasting) in Ramadan.” The hadith is narrated by Ibn Majah (1649) and Ibn Hibban (3643).
عَنْ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : تُقْطَعُ الْآجَالُ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ إِلَى شَعْبَانَ , حَتَّى إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ يَنْكِحُ , وَيُوْلَدُ لَهُ , وَقَدْ خَرَجَ اِسْمُهُ فِيْ الْمَوْتَى
From the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, “All death is resolved from the month of Shaban to the next month of Shaban , even someone is married, gave birth to a child, and indeed his name has been set on death.”
All Readers! If we understand the three hadiths above, then we can at least conclude a number of things as follows;
First; the first hadith and the second hadith explain that the Prophet Muhammad often did fasting in the month of Shaban, even in the second hadith explained that he fasted during the month of Shaban. Of course that explains how great the glory of the month of Shaban is.
Second; the first hadith and the second hadith explain that the best worship if performed in the month of Shaban is fasting, as practiced by the Prophet Muhammad.
Third; hadith when explaining that many important things in this world have been established in the month of Shaban.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the month of Shaban and its virtues. In addition to some of the above, there is one important moment in the month. What I mean is Nishfu Shaban. I will explain it in the next article, insha Allah.
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!