Sha’ban It is the eighth month according to the Hijri calendar, and the time of naming the month of Sha’ban by this name dates back to the year 412 AD during the life of the fifth grandfather of our Prophet Muhammad, peace upon him,( klaab of bin Murrah), where the Arabs used to call the months names related to the most important matters or conditions that occur in them
What is The reason for naming Sha’ban in this name?
The reason for naming the month of Sha’ban Historians differed in determining the reason for naming the month of Sha’ban by this name, and each of them went to put a different interpretation from the interpretation of the other, except that most of them agreed on the meaning of the word Sha’ban, which is derived from bifurcation, i.e. to separate.
One of the interpretations says that the Arabs were dividing, that is, they dispersed in this month in search of water sources, while other interpretations suggested that the Arabs were dividing for invasions and wars after the end of the sacred months that preceded the month of Shaban, when the Arabs were separating from fighting each other during these months, as is likely Others said that the Arabs were scattering in this month, going to the kings and chiefs, seeking gifts. It was narrated on the authority of Tha’lab on the authority of others that Sha’ban was so named because it fell between two great months and separated between them, namely, the month of Rajab, which is one of the sacred months, and the month of Ramadan. Ibn Hajar explained al-Sha’b meaning gathering. As for the reason for naming Sha’ban with this name, it refers to the gathering of goodness in it in preparation for the month of Ramadan.
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The merit of the month of Sha’ban.
is due to its being the month during which the deeds of man are raised to the highest heavens, and accordingly the Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, used to fast this month a lot, seeking Allah’s pleasure and until his deeds were raised while he was fasting, that is, in his closest state to God Almighty, and that is what was narrated about Aisha, may God be pleased with her, in the honorable hadith, “I did not see the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, complete the fasting of a month except Ramadan, and I did not see him in a month more than fasting in Sha’ban” (Bukhari narrated it). Half of Sha’ban, which was denied by many muftis and jurists because it is not supported by strong hadiths, and its mention is limited to weak hadiths, in addition to the Alfiyah prayer, which was invented in the fifth century by Ibn Abi Al-Hamra, which is the prayer of a thousand rak’ahs with the seal of the Qur’an in it on the night of half Sha’ban. What is preferred to be done in the month of Sha’ban is fasting and making up the missed days of the previous month of Ramadan before receiving the first day of the month following Ramadan.