Celebrating the 15th night of Sha’baan

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And so on the night of the 15th of Sha’baan, some people celebrate it, [and] some people pray it in the masaajid, [and] some people gather [together] in the homes, [and] some people do [other] things – and [all of] this has no basis [in Islaam].

So celebrating the night of the 15th of Sha’baan, and standing it in prayer, or fasting the day of the 15th of Sha’baan has no basis [in Islaam], rather, it is an innovation.

As for fasting the three days of every month, or fasting Mondays and Thursdays – [then] this is something legislated for every month, for every day.

The Sunnah of the Messenger ﷺ is well known; fasting Mondays and Thursdays, and fasting for three days every month, and fasting one day and breaking the fast the next day, these are are [all] legislated deeds.

However, to single out a specific day or month which has not been legislated by Allaah, then this is not permissible for us except with evidence from Allaah and from His Messenger ﷺ.

Translation originally published on 21 February, 2024.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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