Yearning for History

Indeed, whenever, we celebrate by commemorating the birth of the Prophet, blessing and peace be upon him, or the Hijra (his flight from Makkah to Madinah), or the Isra and Mi’raj (the Night Journey and Ascension), or the month of Sha’ban, then we invite people to connect with their minds, hearts and emotions to the realities and the events that fill the vast spaces of these moments.

He only wants to Forgive and Give! Nisfu Shaban: The Middle Night of Sha’ban – Sh. Faid Said

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is the Most Merciful and Compassionate, and as He has mentioned in Surah Al-A’raf (156): “…My Mercy encompasses all things.” Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says in the next two ayahs (Surah Al-A’raf, 157-8): “Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the […]

Prayer on the Fifteenth Night of Shaban – Muwasala

Click here for the original link It is the practice of many of the pious people of the Ummah to recite Surah Ya Sin three times on the 15th night of Sha`ban. The first time they read it with the intention of being blessed with a long life spent in obedience to Allah, the second […]

The Fifteenth Night of Shaban – Muwasala

Click here for the original post The Fifteenth Night of Sha`ban, known in Arabic as Laylat al-Nisf min Sha`ban, literally “the eve of the middle day of Sha`ban,” is one of the greatest nights of the year. (In Islam the night precedes the day so really it is the night before the fifteenth day of […]

Muadh ibn Jabal and the Night of Mid-Sha’ban by Sidi Samer Dajani

“As for the Night of Mid-Sha’ban, the Tabi’een in Shām, like Khalid ibn Ma’dan, Makhul, Luqman ibn ‘Amir, and others, used to honor this night and strive hard in their worship in it. It is from them that the people learned the virtue of this night and learned to honor it.” – Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Lata’if al-Ma’arif (1) “As […]

Dhikr for the Month of Sha’ban – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

*This blog is sourced from Muwasala. Click here for the original post. Sayyidi al-Habib Umar bin Hafīz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) said: We would like our brethren to make the following dhikr in Sha`bān, 4000 times if possible: لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنْ الْظَّالِمِين        […]

Merits of Sha’ban – Muwasala

Reblogged from Muwasala: Click here for original post [Sha’ban – the branch] The scholars say that the linguistic root of the word Sha`bān is a branch, because the month of Sha`ban “branches off” and leads on to many good things. It acts as a bridge between the two blessed months of Rajab and Ramaḍān. In spite […]

Nafl Acts on the Nights of Mi`raj and Bara’a

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: I have always prayed nawafils on the nights of Mi`raj and Bara’a and kept the fasts following days. Recently I came across an article that such ibadah is biddah. Kindly clear this confusion..   Answer: May Allah reward you for your concern regarding these special nights. Introductory Note Before […]

Certainty vs uncertainty: Thoughts on the Occasion of the Middle Night of Shaaban – Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown

Certainty vs uncertainty: Thoughts on the Occasion of the Middle Night of Shaaban – Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown Download as PDF: Certainty vs Uncertainty in Rajab and Shaaban Posted with author’s permission. By the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate Certainty vs. Uncertainty in the Preparatory Program of Rajab and Shaaban Jihad Hashim Brown […]

The Blessings of the Night of Mid-Sha’ban | Nur Sacred Sciences

On the authority of Abi Tha’laba al-Khushani (RA), “The Prophet (PBUH) said: ‘When it becomes the Night of Mid-Shaʿbān, God looks at His creation and forgives the believers, maintains the disbelievers (in their disbelief), and leaves the bearer of grudges in their enmity until they abandon their [resentment].” In another hadith, the Prophet (PBUH) made the following […]