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15 Shaban is in town, few are celebrating it, few are going against it.
Those who are celebrating don’t know the reality and those who are going against it also don’t know the reality.
Khair… Issue raised when people who are going against it also go against sahih Hadeeth .
There are few hadeeths are in sahiha which shows us that not some extra bit prophet Muhammad saww gave this night a preference.
He didn’t do any celebrations not his sahaba did EVER!
The virtue of this night is same as daily nights. But what makes it special is this that hadeeths have quoted by 15th . rest of celebrations are not from hadeeth at all.
We can ask hiddayah from Allah to give us right path, may he protect us all and forgive us and make us among those who love him and obey him and his messenger.
Haddeeths are below.
The hadith of Mu‘adh b. Jabal that relates the Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) saying: ‘God looks at His creation during the middle night of Sha‘ban and forgives all of them, except an idolator and one who harbours rancour.’1
. The hadith of ‘Abd Allah b.‘Amr where the Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: ‘God, majestic is He, looks at His creation on the middle night of Sha‘ban and forgives all of His slaves, save an idolater and a murderer.’2
The hadith of the lady ‘A’ishah: ‘Allah, exalted is He, descends to the nearest heaven in the middle night of Sha‘ban and His forgiveness is greater than the number of hairs on the sheep [in the tribe] of Kalb.’3
Now other Hadeeths (Similar for regular night virtues )
It was narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh and by Muslim from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Lord descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the night remains and says: ‘Who will call upon Me, that I may answer Him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will seek My forgiveness, that I may forgive him?’”
This hadeeth was narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) by approximately twenty-eight of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) and the Ahl al-Sunnah are unanimously agreed that it is to be accepted.
By saying this is not any Hadeeth is totally wrong, celebrating this night is also wrong.
Make up extra Salah (nawafil) by your heart is right but by following fulllan fullan way is totally wrong.
Making sweets for tonight is wrong but you are most welcome rest of the year.
Do best and don’t be biased 🙂
Stay Cool. Keep me in your duas
1. Ibn Majah, no.1390; Ibn Hibban, no.1980. After evaluating eight different chains for this hadith, al-Albani concludes: ’The hadith, with its collective chains of transmission, is authentic (sahih) without doubt.’ Silsilat al-Ahadith al-Sahihah (Riyadh: Maktabah al-Ma‘arif, 1979), 3:138.
2. Ahmad, Musnad, no.6642. Al-Albani stated: ‘There is no harm in using this chain as support.’ Refer to: Silsilat al-Ahadith al-Sahihahah, 3:136.
3. Ibn Majah, no.1389; al-Tirmidhi, no.736. Al-Mubarakpuri wrote: ‘Collectively, such hadiths constitute a proof on those who allege that nothing is confirmed with respect to the merits of the middle night of Sha‘ban.’ Consult: Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi bi Sharh Jami‘ al-Tirmidhi (Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-‘Ilmiyyah, 1990), 3:367.
4- al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh (1145) and by Muslim (1261)