| NEWS \ Thursday
17 October 2002
INNOVATION ALERT - Shabbee Baraat
Concerning the Islaamic Hijree date
of 15th Sha'baan
the 'Allaamah Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen
see some people specifying the 15th of Sha'baan
with particular supplications and reciting the Qur.aan and
performing naafilah prayers. So what is the correct position
concerning this, and may Allaah reward you with good?
responded as follows:
which is correct is that fasting the 15th of Sha'baan
or specifying it with reciting (the Qur.aan) or making (particular)
supplications has no basis.
the day of the 15th of Sha'baan
is like any other 15th day of other months.
from that which is known is that it has been legislated for
a person to fast the 13th, 14th and 15th of every month, however,
is characterised unlike the other months in that (except for
the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa
sallam) used to fast more in Sha'baan
than any other month.
he used to either fast all of Sha'baan
or just a little.
as long as it does not cause difficulty for a person, it is
befitting to increase in fasting during Sha'baan
in adherence to the example of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa
note, amongst the innovators the date of 15 Sha'baan 1423
(Monday 21 October 2002) has been allocated for their innovative
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