Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Fasts of Sha'baan

The Fasts of Sha’baan

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam loved to fast in the month of Sha’baan and he encouraged fasting on the 13th 14th and 15 th of every lunar month.

Sayyidah Aa’isha Radhiyallahu Anha states: “The most loved month for fasting by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam was the month of Sha’baan.”
(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah)

Hazrat Milhaan Alqaysi narrates: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam
would instruct us to fast on the days of the full moon, the 13, th 14 th and 15 th of the month.

He Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam
would say it is like perpetual fasting (in reward).”
(Abu Dawud)

It should be noted there is no authentic narration that supports the exclusive fast of the 15 th of Sha’baan.

Thus one may fast at any time during the month and one may fast, as in other months, on the 13th (Friday), 14th (Saturday) and 15th(Sunday) of Sha’baan.


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