Showing posts with label Sha' Baan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sha' Baan. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Supplication on Shab-e-Baraat

Supplication on Shab-e-Baraat

Allah, the Most Gracious says;-

And O dear Prophet (PBUH), when My bondmen question you concerning Me, then surely I am close; I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he calls on Me, so they must obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may attain guidance. (Surah Baqarah 2:186)

And your Lord proclaimed, “Pray to Me, I will accept; indeed those who stay conceited towards worshipping Me, will enter hell in disgrace." (Surah Momin 40:60)

Numan bin Bashir reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Du'a (supplication) is worship." (Abu Dawud) Narrated Abu Hurairah that Allah’s Apostle said ‘Whoever does not supplicate to Allah, then Allah is angry with him.’ (Bukhari in ‘Adab al-Mufrad’, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, al-Hakim, Ahmad, Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Bayhaqi, Tabaraani.)

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah reported: The Allah’s Apostle (PBUH) said, "A slave becomes nearest to his Lord when he is in prostration. So increase supplications while prostrating." (Muslim).

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah reported: The Allah’s Apostle (PBUH) made many supplications which we did not memorize. We said to him: "O Allah’s Apostle! You have made many supplications of which we do not remember anything." He said, "Shall I tell you a comprehensive prayer? Say: (translated) “O Allah, I beg to You the good which Your Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) begged of You; and I seek refuge in You from the evil where from Your Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sought refuge. You are the One from Whom help is sought and Your is the responsibility to communicate (the truth). There is no power or strength except with Allah the Most High, the Great.'" (At-Tirmidhi)

Sayyiduna Abu Darda' reported: The Allah’s Apostle (PBUH) said, "The supplication of a Muslim for his (Muslim) brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Whenever he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: "Ameen! May it be for you, too'." (Muslim).

Sayyiduna Ubadah bin As-Samit said: The Allah’s Apostle (PBUH) said, "Whenever a Muslim supplicates Allah, He accepts his supplication or averts any similar kind of trouble from him until he prays for something sinful

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What Does Sha’ban Mean? Merits of Sha'ban

What Does Sha’ban Mean? Merits of Sha'ban

Merits of Sha'ban al Mu'azzam in the Light of Hadiths

What Does Sha’ban Mean?

The word Sha’ban is derived from the Arabic word ‘Sha’bun’ which means ‘Congregation’. This month is known as Sha’ban because like the month of Ramazan, it too comprises of abundant blessings and merits.

The commentator of ‘Sahih Bukhari’, Imam Badruddin Mahmud Ayni Hanafi (d.855 A.H) states: “The word Sha’ban is derived from the word ‘Sha’bun’ which means ‘Congregation’. It is known as Sha’ban because just like the month of Ramazan, it too comprises of abundant blessings and merits.”
{Umdat al Qari Sharh Sahih al Bukhari; 8:184}

General Authentic Hadiths on the Merits of Sha’ban;

1.SayyidahAyesha RadiAllahuanha said: “Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to fast continuously to the point that we would say that he would never break it, and used to stop fasting to the point that we would say that he would never fast. I never saw Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam fast for an entire month except for Ramazan and I did not see him fast in any month more than Sha'ban.”
{Sahih Bukhari, Kitab al Sawm, Bab Sawm Shaban; H# 1969}

2. Sayyiduna Abu Salma RadiAllahuanhu narrates from Sayyidah Ayesha RadiAllahuanha that she said: “Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam did not fast in any month more than Sha'ban and used to say, “You must only do what is within your capacity. By Allah, Allah does not grow weary  but you grow weary.” The  prayer the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam loved the most was the one in which there was constancy, even though if it was only a little. When he used to offer a particular  prayer, he used to maintain consistency in it.”
{Sahih Bukhari, Kitab al Sawm, Bab Sawm Shaban; H# 1970}

3. Imam Muslim also records this statement of Sayyidah Ayesha RadiAllahuanha that: “Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to fast during Sha’ban more than any other month in a year.”
{Sahih Muslim, Kitab al Sawm, Bab Siyam al Nabi fi Ghayri Ramazan; H# 2723 & Sunan Nisai; H# 2352, 2353, 2356, 2357, 2358}

4. Sayyiduna Usama bin Zayd RadiAllahuanhuonce asked the Beloved Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam : “O Rasul-Allah! Why is it that you fast more during Sha’ban than any other month?” The Beloved Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam replied: “Sha’ban is such a month between Rajab and Ramazan that people are careless as regards to worshipping during this month. In this month, Deeds are presented before the Lord of the Worlds and I prefer that my Deeds be presented in a state of fasting.” {Sunan Nisai, Kitab al Sawm; H#2359}

Imam Ibn Hajr Asqlani Shafai’ states about the above Hadith that: “This Hadith has been narrated by Imam Nisai and Imam Abu Dawud, and Imam Ibn Khuzaymah has authenticated the narration through Sayyiduna Usama bin Zayd t.” {Fath al Bari Sharh Sahih al Bukhari; 4:253}

5. Sayyiduna Anas bin Malik RadiAllahuanhu narrates that Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was asked: “Which is the most meritorious  fast?” The Beloved Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam replied: “The fasts of Shaban in respect of Ramazan!” {Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Kitab al Siyam, Bab: 115; H# 2 & Jami’ Tirmizi, H# 663}

6. Sayyiduna Ata’ bin Yasar RadiAllahuanhu narrates: “Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to fast more during Sha’ban than any other month because the names of all those who will die next year are written down .” {Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Kitab al Siyam, Bab: 115; H#3}

Conclusion:
The Beloved Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to Fast more during Sha’ban than any other month & next only to Ramazan.

1.  The month of Shaban was most beloved to Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam for Voluntary {‘Nafil’} fasts.

2.  The Deeds of Muslims are specially presented before Allah Almighty in the month of Sha’ban.

3.  Allah Almighty orders Angels to write the names of all those who shall meet death in the following year in the month of Sha’ban.

4.  Sha’ban lies between the months of Rajab and Ramazan. People usually wait for the month of Ramazan after Rajab and are usually careless regarding worship and fasting in this month. The Beloved Rasul-Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam commanded and practiced fasting in this month in order to set an example, to get prepared for the coming Ramazan and to respect the coming of Ramazan.

The Following Sahaba have narrated Hadiths on the general Merits of the month of Shaban:
1.  Sayyiduna Anas bin Malik
2.  Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah
3.  Umm ul Mu’minin Sayyidah Ayesha Siddiqa
4.  Umm ul Mu’minin Sayyidah Umm Salma
5.  Sayyiduna Usama bin Zayd RadiAllahuanhum Ajmaeen.

The following Hadith compilations contain Hadiths on the general merits of Sha’ban:
1.  Sahih Bukhari.
2.  Sahih Muslim.
3.  Sunan Abu Dawud.
4.  Jami’ Tirmizi.
5.  Sunan Nisai.
6.  Sunan Ibn Majah.
7.  Musnad Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal.
8.  Sunan al Kubra Bayhaqi.
9.  Sunan Darimi.
10.         Musnad Abu Dawud Tayalsi.
11.         Mu’jam Kabeer Tibrani.
12.         Mu’jam Awsat Tibrani.
13.         Sh’ub al Iman Bayhaqi.
14.         Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah.
15.         Musnad Abu Ya’la.
16.         Majmu az Zawaid Haythami.
17.         At Targhib wat Tarhib Munziri.


Source: http://www.razamovement.org/en/

Monday, June 1, 2015

Fasting in Month of Shabaan

Fasting in Month of Shabaan

The Holy Prophet Used To Fast Most Of The Month In Sha`baan.

Sayyidah Ayeshah Siddiqah said, “Never did the Allah’s Apostle fast a complete month except for Ramadaan .  And  I  have  never  seen him fasting more  in  any  month  than  in Sha’baan.”(Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasai Tirmidhi and others)

Narrated Sayyidah Ayeshah Siddiqah :The  month  most  liked  by  the Allah’s Apostle for  fasting  was Sha'baan. He then joined it with Ramadaan. (Abu Dawud)

Source: http://www.ahlesunnat.biz
What Is The Importance Of The  Month Of Sha' Baan

What Is The Importance Of The Month Of Sha' Baan

To  understand  the  importance  of  this  night,  we  first  present  the  importance  of  the  ENTIRE MONTH  OF  SHA’BAAN,  so  that  readers  may  understand  that  this it is  indeed  a  special  month, which demands that we increase our worship in any way, during its entire period.

Sha’baan Is A Special, Meritorious Month

Sha`baan precedes  the  month  of Ramadaan,  and  is  a  harbinger  of  the  great  mercy  that descends upon the believers during Ramadaan. It is a month where we need to “get ready” for the  full  month  of  fasting,  extra  Prayers  at  night  (Taraweeh),  increased  recitation  of  the  Holy
Qur’an and training of the self (ego).

The Holy  Prophet Mohammed is  reported  to  have  said: "Sha'ban  is  my  month, Rajab  is Allah's month and Ramadaan is the month of my Ummah. Sha'ban is expiator, while Ramadaan is the purifier."(Khashful Khafa)

Once the Holy Prophet was asked: "Oh Allah’s Apostle, in which month other than Ramadaan is fasting the most meritorious?
” Our Prophet answered “Fasting performed in Sha’baan to show respect to Ramadaan”.(Tirmidhi)

Sha’baan  is  one  of  the  meritorious  months  for  which  of Holy Prophet made  special  efforts  and increased his worship.

This fact in itself proves that to increase worship on special occasions or special days of mercy from Allah, is not an innovation, but the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet.



SOURCE: http://www.ahlesunnat.biz

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The special night - Laylat al-Bara’ah

The special night - Laylat al-Bara’ah

Laylat al-Bara’ah : The special night

On this auspicious night, you should perform fresh Ghusal and Wudhu and perform the two Rakaat of Tahhiyatul Wudhu. In every Rakaat, after the Suratul Fatiha, you should read Ayatul Kursi once and Surah Ahad 3 times. Also perform eight Rakaats of Salah with four Salaams.In each Rakaat after the Surah Fatiha, you should read the Ayatul Kursi (once) and Surah Ahad fifty times.

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Salla Allahu alayhi wa Sallam) has stated: “Verily! Almighty Allah directs His Special Grace on the world on this Night. He forgives my Ummah more than the number of wool that is found on the sheep of the Bani Kalb”. We should remember that in those days the Bani Kalb possessed the most number of sheep that any other tribe.

How great is the Mercy of Almighty Allah on this night that He forgives millions of Muslims. We also realise from this that these numbers can only pertain to the Ahl as-Sunnah Wah Jama’ah collectively, for the righteous followers of the Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali indeed number millions of Muslims.

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) said: “Almighty
Allah forgives all Muslims on this night, besides the fortune tellers, the
magicians, the alcoholics, those who disrespect their parents and those
who take part and encourage adultery”.

In another narration, the following people have also been mentioned:

1. One who deals in usury (Riba),

2. One who wears his trousers below his ankle with pride and arrogance )In Arabia, people displayed their wealth and boasted in this manner),

3. One who creates disunity among two Muslims,

4. The person who unjustly takes away the right and property of another Muslim and has not yet rectified himself.

Hadrat Ghawth al-A’zam, Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) has mentioned in his famous”Gunyat-ut Talibeen” that the month of Shaban according to some narrations is related to Rasoolullah (salla Allahu alayhi wa Sallam). So, it is our duty, as the Ummat of Rasoolullah (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) to love and respect this month more than any other month (besides Ramadan). We should also offer abundantly salutations (Salaat-o-Salaam) upon the Most Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam).

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Islamic / Muslim Festivals and Holiday 2019

Islamic Events and Holiday 2019

English Date Islamic Date
We have listed the important Islamic Festivals, Holidays and Events for the year 2019 as per the calender year 2019. These muslim religious holiday can vary as per the sighting of moon and the lunar calendar.
#Urs Khawjah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif 14 March, 2019 - Thursday 6th Rajab 1440
#Lailat-ul-Meraj #Shab-e-meraj Night of Apr 3, 2019 - Wednesday 26-Rajab-1440
#Shabe-e-Barat April 20, 2019 - Saturday 14th Sha'baan 1440
#Start of Fasting Month (#Ramadan) May 7, 2019 - Tuesday 1st Ramadan 1440
#Jummat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 - Friday Last Friday of Ramadan 1440
#Lailat-ul-Qadr (#Shab-E-Qadr) June 1, 2019 - Saturday 27 Ramadan 1440
#Eid-ul-Fitr June 5, 2019 - Saturday 1st Shawwal 1440
#Hajj August 11, 2019 - Sunday 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Eid-ul-Adaha #Bakrid August 12, 2019 - Wednesday 10th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Islamic New Year September 1, 2019 - Sunday 1st Muharram 1441
#Yaum al-Ashura September 10, 2019 - Tuesday 10th Muharram 1441
#Eid Milad-un-Nabi Nov 10, 2019 - Sunday 12th Rabi-al-Awwal 1441
#Urs Haji Ali Baba Mumbai 13 December, 2019 - Friday 16 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441
714th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 16 December, 2019 - Monday 19 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441