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On fasting in Shaban

He (ﷺ) observed Saum during the whole month of Sha'ban except a few days.

Source : Agencies / 28 May 2014

Anas (may Allahbe pleased with him) narrated that :

The Prophet (ﷺ) was asked which fast was most virtuous after Ramadan? He (ﷺ) said: "Sha'ban in honor of Ramadan". He said: "Which charity is best?" He (ﷺ) said: "Charity in Ramadan." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)

'Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that :

The Prophet (ﷺ) never fasted in any month more than in the month of Sha'ban. He used to say, "Do those deeds which you can do easily, as Allah will not get tired (of giving rewards) till you get bored and tired (of performing religious deeds)."

"The most beloved prayer to the Prophet (ﷺ) was the one that was done regularly (throughout the life) even if it were little. And whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) offered a prayer he used to offer it regularly." (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Umm Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated:

"I did not see the Prophet (ﷺ) fasting two consecutive months except for Sha'ban and Ramadan." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi )

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin (may Allah be  pleased with her):

The month most liked by the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) for fasting was Sha'ban. He then joined it with Ramadan.(Sunan Abi Dawud)

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin (may Allah be pleased with):

She never saw the Prophet (ﷺ) fasting the whole month except Sha'ban which he combined with Ramadan. (Sunan Abi Dawud)

'Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Prophet (ﷺ) did not observe voluntary Saum (fasting) so frequently during any other month as he did during Sha'ban. He observed Saum throughout the month of Sha'ban.

Another narration is: He (ﷺ) observed Saum during the whole month of Sha'ban except a few days. [Al- Bukhari and Muslim].

Abu Salama (may Allah be pleased with her) reported:

I asked 'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) about the fasting of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ). She said: He (ﷺ)used to observe fast (at times so continuously) that we said: He has fasted (never to break), and he did not observe fast till we said: He has given up perhaps never to fast, and I never saw him observing (voluntary fasts) more in any other month than that of Sha'ban. (lt appeared as if) he observed fast throughout the whole of Sha'ban except a few (days).

The Beloved Prophet (ﷺ) didn’t fast any entire month –apart from Ramadan- of a year; However he used to fast entire Shaban month and connected it with Ramadan.” (Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Abu Dawud, Nasai, Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi)

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that Prophet (ﷺ) was asked:

“Which fast is the most meritorious after the fasts of Ramadan?”

He (ﷺ) replied:

“Fasts of Shaban in honor of Ramadan.” (Tirmidhi)



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