Bayt Muhammad Academy would like to give glad tidings to the ummah upon the entrance of the blessed month of Sha’ban. May it bring us safety, peace, protection and elevation in Imaan.
We are now only one month away from reaching Ramadhan . We ask Allah to bless us in Sha’ban and allow us all to reach the month of Ramadhan .
The Merits of Sha’ban:
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “It is a month that people neglect, between Rajab and Ramadhan . It is a month in which actions are raised to the Lord of the Worlds and I love for my actions to be raised while I am fasting.”
A’ishah said of the Prophet ﷺ: “I did not see him fasting in any month more than Shaban.” She also said: “The month which he loved to fast the most was Sha`ban.”
In another hadith he said ﷺ, in response once again to a question about his fasting in Sha`ban: “In this month those who are destined to die are recorded for the Angel of Death. I love for my name to be recorded when I am fasting.”
Other than fasting, the scholars recommend bestowing abundant prayers and peace upon the Beloved of Allah ﷺ. It was in this month that Allah revealed:
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلاَئِكَـتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى ٱلنَّبِيِّ يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ صَلُّواْ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُواْ تَسْلِيماً
Allah and His angels bestow their prayers upon the Prophet. O you who believe, bestow prayers and peace upon him in abundance!
Bestowing prayers upon him is one of the greatest means of strengthening our connection to him in this life and also the next, as he informed us ﷺ: “The closest people to me on the Day of Rising will be those who bestow the most prayers upon me.”