Fasting in the month of Shaban

Fasting in the month of Shaban is recommended. The Prophet – may ALLAH prayers and peace be upon him – used to fast it, and was keen to do so, and some scholars, such as Abu Dawood and al-Nasa’i, said that he fasted it completely, and others, such as Al-Hafiz and Ibn Baz, said that he fasted all of it except for a little of it.
The wisdom of the Prophet’s fasting in Sha’ban
Some scholars, such as Ibn Battal, have stated that the Prophet – may ALLAH’s prayers and peace be upon him – only used to fast a lot in the month of Sha’ban; Because he is busy because of his travels, or something similar, from fasting the three days of every month; So he fasts all the days that he missed in Sha’ban, and it was said that his fasting in Sha’ban was a veneration of Ramadan

so that they do not lose sight of him; Because it comes between Rajab and Ramadan, just as deeds are raised in Sha’ban, and their submission to ALLAH is accompanied by the fasting of the servant, and in Sha’ban fasting is training for the soul, and preparation for it to fast, Ramadan,
The ruling on fasting during the middle of the month of Sha’ban
Fasting the mid-day of Sha’ban specifically and not others is illegal, as there is
no evidence to indicate that it is especially fasted and not the other days of Sha’ban

Fasting, in general, is desirable, so the fasting of Shaban is included in that as well, and the Muslim gets the reward of fasting a day for ALLAH – the Highest He, peace and blessings be upon him, said
Whoever fasts for a day in the way of ALLAH, the Almighty and Majestic, ALLAH will distance his face from Hell for seventy years
Fasting the days of the middle of Shaban is included in fasting the white days of every month, and the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, recommended And peace – Abu Hurairah with her fasting, and her fasting is considered following the example of the Prophet – may ALLAH’s prayers and peace be upon him

Ruling on fasting the second half of Shaban
It is permissible for a Muslim to fast the second half of the month of Sha’ban according to the view held by the majority of Maliki and Hanafi jurists. No, he said: Then when you break your fast, then fast for two days This is what those who interpreted star meaning al-wasat went to, and the Hanbalis disagreed with them in that; They are of the view that fasting in the middle of Sha’ban is makrooh. For the saying of the Prophet – may ALLAH’s prayers and peace be upon him

If Sha’ban is halfway through, do not fast until it is Ramadan, The Shafi’is held that fasting the second half of Sha’ban is forbidden; Because this may be a reason for the servant’s weakness from fasting Ramadan. And they inferred the evidence that the Hanbalis themselves inferred

Ruling on fasting on the thirtieth of Sha’ban
The thirtieth of Sha’ban is known as the day of doubt, and about his fast are the sayings of scholars, and their clarification is as follows

The Hanafi: The Hanafi school held that it is makrooh to fast unless he has been certain that he fasted without hesitation or doubt between his fast and another fast. His doubt is that it is Ramadan or not; If the thirtieth day is the first day of Ramadan, then what he fasted is sufficient for him, and he is not fasting if he hesitates about it between fasting or not fasting, and it is disliked by them to fast the last two days of the month of Sha’ban

The Malikis: According to the Malikis, it is permissible to fast the day of doubt if the fasting person is accustomed to enumerating the days of fasting, or if the day of doubt coincides with a legitimate fasting day, such as Monday and Thursday, or that the person fasts the days of the previous Ramadan to make up for it, or if his fasting on that day is fasting An atonement for an oath, or a vow, and these are the cases in which the Malikis permitted fasting on the day of doubt

The Shafi: They prohibit intention and fasting on the day of doubt, with the exception of that if a person’s fasting is due to a vow that he owes, or to fulfill an obligatory or supererogatory act, or to become accustomed to it, such as fasting on Mondays and Thursdays, and so on

The Hanbalis: It is makrooh for them to fast on the day of doubt. That is, the thirtieth of Sha’ban voluntarily unless this day coincides with a day that he was accustomed to fasting, such as if he is accustomed to fasting one day and breakfasting one day, or fasting on Mondays and Thursdays and one of them coincides, or fasting atonement, or making a vow

The virtue of fasting Shaban
Shaban is one of the months that people neglect, and one of the virtues of fasting is that it is hidden. That is, between the servant and his Lord, and this achieves the sincerity of the work to ALLAH – the Highest – and keeps hypocrisy away from that, and it is more difficult for the soul; Because those who fast these days and are aware of them are few, and this necessitates obtaining a greater reward, and fasting in this month may be a reason to repel the general calamity from people, and one of the most important virtues of Shaban fasting is that it revives an abandoned prophetic Sunnah, and neglects the blessed times that are neglected. Obedience to ALLAH – the Highest – is considered a righteous deed by ALLAH – the Highest -; Aisha – may ALLAH be pleased with her – said on the authority of the Prophet – may ALLAH’s prayers and peace be upon him I have never seen the Messenger of ALLAH, may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace, complete a month’s fast except for Ramadan, and I have not seen him in a month more than fasting in Sha’ban

Virtues of the month of Shaban
The month of Sha’ban is considered the eighth
the month of the Hijri year, and it falls between the months of Rajab and Ramadan, and it was said that it was so named; Because it is a people between the months of Ramadan and Rajab, and it is one of the blessed months, and it is desirable for a Muslim to fast a lot during it. Following the example of the Prophet – may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace -; As he – may ALLAH’s prayers and peace be upon him – persisted in fasting during it; voluntarily to ALLAH – the Most High – to the extent that he used to fast from his days what he would not fast in any other month of the year; The Mother of the Believers Aisha – may ALLAH be pleased with her – said: (I have never seen the Messenger of ALLAH, may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace, complete a month’s fast except for Ramadan, and I have not seen him in a month more than fasting in Sha’ban) Among the blessings and grace of this month is that the annual deed of a slave is raised to ALLAH – Glory be to Him – in it; The Prophet, may ALLAH’s prayers and peace be upon him, liked that his deeds be presented to ALLAH – the Most High – while he was fasting, and this is the hope that work will be accepted, and ranks raised, and it is Sunnah for Muslims to imitate the Prophet – may ALLAH’s prayers and peace be upon him in that. It should be noted that the presentation of works to ALLAH comes in three forms, the explanation of which is as follows

Daily Presentation: The deeds of the servant are presented to ALLAH – the Highest – twice a day. one at night, another in the day; He – may ALLAH’s prayers and peace be upon him – said The work of the night is raised to Him before the work of the day, and the work of the day before the work of the night
As the deeds of the day are listed at the end of the day, and the deeds of the night at the end of the night, and the angels are the ones who raise the deeds to ALLAH – the Highest Weekly presentation: works are presented on Mondays and Thursdays; He, peace and blessings be upon him, said: People’s deeds are presented on every Friday twice on Mondays and Thursdays

The annual show: in which the deeds of the servant are raised once a year, and that is in the month of Sha’ban; He said – may ALLAH’s prayers and peace be upon him
It is a month in which deeds are raised to the Lord of the Worlds, so I would like my deeds to be raised while I am fasting.

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