Allah Ta’ ala has, afforded His bondsmen certain selected opportunities whereby they may reap his infinite mercy and forgiveness. Some explicit examples of these occasions are the month of Ramadan and Laylatul Qadr. The night of the fifteenth of Shábaan is another such opportunity. Several Ahadith expound the tremendous merit of this occasion. Amongst them […]
The phrase, ‘It’s in the air’ alludes to the general feeling or expectation of something to happen in the near future or something which is already present or prevailing.
For the Muslim who reaches the months of Rajab and Sha`baan, the presence of Ramadaan is keenly sensed and felt. There is anticipation and expectation. It is […]
Sha’ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha’ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but […]
“So, sheikh,” asked Ahmed fidgeting with his topee(hat), “Why did Allah put this night of Shabe Bara’at(Lailatul Bara’at) right here so near to Ramadaan. I mean in two weeks time we have the greatest month with all the forgiveness and good things…. so why would Allah want to put this night of forgiveness so close?”‘