Shaban al-Moazzam is the second month of Ibadah (worship) in order to make preparations for the grand and majestic month of Ramadhan al-Mubarak – the month of fasting and forgiveness.
Shaban al-Moazzam is a month of high excellence and is dedicated to the Leader of the Prophets, Muhammad (Sal Allah ho aly he wasalam). He used to keep fasts during this month and join it with the month of Ramadhan al-Mubarak. He used to say, “Sha’ban is a month dedicated to me. Whoever keeps one fast during my month will definitely go to heaven”.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (alyhe salam) once said, “When his eyes fell on the new moon of Sha’ban, the Messenger of Allah ordered somebody to declare the following to the people of Medina: Oh people of Yathrib! I am Allah’s Messenger to you all (carrying this message): Verily, Sha’ban is my month; therefore, may Allah have mercy upon him who helps me undertake my month.”
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