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How should a person who suffers kidney failure fast?


 

The Standing Committee was asked:

Does kidney dialysis affect a person’s fast?

 

They replied:

We wrote to the Director of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and the Director of the Armed Forces Hospital in Riyadh to find out more about what is involved in kidney dialysis and whether chemical substances are used, and whether it is regarded as a kind of nourishment.

 

They replied as follows: kidney dialysis involves taking the patient’s blood into a machine (an artificial kidney) which cleans it then returns it to the body. It also adds some chemical and nutrients such as sugars and salts etc. to the blood.

 

After studying the matter and discovering the nature of kidney dialysis with the help of some experts in the field, the Standing Committee issued a fatwa stating that kidney dialysis invalidates the fast. 

 

And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked about a person who undergoes kidney dialysis – does having his blood removed during the procedure invalidate his wudoo’? How should he fast and pray whilst having dialysis done, if that coincides with the time of prayer?

 

He replied:

With regard to wudoo’, it does not invalidate wudoo’, because the correct scholarly view is that what comes out of the body does not invalidate wudoo’ unless it comes out of either the front or back passage. Whatever comes out of those two passages invalidates wudoo’, whether it is urine, stools or wind. Everything that comes out of the two passages invalidates wudoo’.

 

With regard to that which comes out of anywhere other than the two passages, such as a nosebleed that comes out of the nose, or blood that comes out of a wound, and so on, it does not invalidate wudoo’ whether in small or large quantities. Based on this, kidney dialysis does not invalidate wudoo’. 

 

With regard to prayer, the patient can join Zuhr and ‘Asr, and Maghrib and ‘Isha’. He can plan his schedule with his doctor, to make sure that the dialysis will not take more than half the day, so that he will not miss praying Zuhr and ‘Asr on time. He can say to him, for example: Schedule the dialysis in the early afternoon, giving me enough time to pray Zuhr and ‘Asr, or bring it forward so that I will be able to pray Zuhr and ‘Asr (afterwards), before the time for ‘Asr ends. What matters is that it is permissible to combine the prayers without delaying them. Based on this it is essential to plan one’s schedule with one’s doctor.

 

With regard to fasting, we are not sure about that. Sometimes I would say that it is not like cupping, because with cupping blood is taken and not returned to the body, and this invalidates the fast as it says in the hadeeth. In dialysis blood is taken from the body, cleaned and returned to the body. But I am concerned that dialysis involves some nutrients which take the place of food and drink. If that is the case then it does invalidate the fast. In that case if this is a lifelong condition with no hope of recovery, then he should feed one poor person for each day. But if it happens intermittently, then he should not fast when he is undergoing dialysis and make up that day later on.

But if the substances that are mixed with the blood do not include nutrients, rather they simply cleanse the blood, then this does not break the fast. In this case he may use dialysis even if he is fasting. He should refer to the doctors about this matter.

Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 20/113.

In conclusion:

A person who is suffering from kidney failure should not fast on the days when he has dialysis, then if he can make up the fast he should do so. If he cannot make up the fasts because he is elderly and cannot fast, then he should not fast and should feed one poor person for each day.

Source: Islamqa.com

 

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Advice of Ibn al Jawzi [rahimahullah] for us on this Ramadan


Ibn al Jawzi (rahimahullah):

“… Where are those who fast and where are those who pray by night? Where are those who obey their Lord and where are those who work righteousness? Where are those who are foremost and where are are the humble ones? Where are those who remember (their Lord) and where are those devoted to Him Where are the truthful and where are the patient? Where are the charity givers? Where are those who enjoin good, who save the troubled ones and who forbid the wrong? Where are those who heed contemplation and who listen to good advice and life-lessons? By Allah, they have indeed gone with the Salihin (righteous), returned with the Mu’minin (believers), settled with the Anbiya’ (Prophets) and taken residence with the Siddiqin (truthful ones). But us, we remain behind with the ignorant, have settled with the wrong doers and have taken the heedless as our guides…

Fasting is the shield of nations, protecting from the Hellfire
And fasting is a fortress for whoever fears that fire
Fasting is a covering for all the people of goodness
Those who fear the burden of blame and sinfulness
And this month is the month of the Lord of the Throne
A Most Merciful Lord, Who conceals the heavy sins & burdens
So therein have fasted men who thus profited
Their reward lies with the Exalted and Forgiving One
And so they came to settle in Everlasting Gardens
Surrounded by maidens, and rivers and plantations…

So glad tidings to those who obey the Most Merciful King in this month of Mercy, this month of Ramadan. They bore patience over a few days, and thus long-lasting mercy and abundant blessings came after them and pursued them. Every time you do good in this month, you shall be rewarded for the rest of your life because righteousness is a habit and evilness is mere stubbornness.

Where are you O’ fasting one, who prays by night? Come forth to goodness and you shall triumph with everlasting happiness! Trade with your Lord and you shall profit, work with Him and you shall be successful, apologise and He shall accept your apology, seek His forgiveness and He shall forgive your sins, draw close to Him and He shall alleviate your suffering, ask Him from His Bounties and He shall expand your provisions, repent to Him and He shall increase your portion (in life).

O my dear brother, in this month all faults and mistakes are concealed, all souls and hearts are softened, sins and burdens are forgiven, and Allah `azza wa jall relieves every sad and troubled one. He says to His angels, O My Angels, look at those dry tongues, how they become moist with My Remembrance. Look at those hard eyes, how they soften and weep out of fear of Me, and look at those delicate feet planted firmly at the stations of prayer out of desire for Me!’ O my dear brother, whenever you give food to others in this month for the Sake of Allah the Lord of the heavens and the earth, you shall be raised to high ranks in the lofty grounds of Paradise, and you will be clothed with complete goodness and stripped of all sin…”

[Ibn al-Jawzi, ‘Bustan al-Wa’idhin wa Riyadh al-Sami’in’ (pg. 185-186)]

 

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‘Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum‘- Eid greeting.

August 20, 2012 5 comments

 

Allah says in the Qur’aan:

“When you are greeted with a greeting, greet back with better than it or return it. Lo! Allah takes count of all things.” [Surah an-Nisa v. 86]

 

 

It is permissible for Muslims to greet each other on the day of Eid with specific greetings that have been reported from the sahabah (radiAllahu anhum ajmaeen) and from amongst the Salafus-saliheen.

 

 

Responding to a question in this regard, Shaykh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) said:

“As for people greeting each other after the eid prayer by, ‘Taqabal Allahu minna wa minkum‘ (may Allah accept it from you and us) – it is reported that some of the shahabah practiced it, and the scholars permitted it. However, Ahmad said, ‘I do not initiate saying it to anyone; but if one says it to me, I answer him. This is because responding to a greeting is obligatory, but to initiate the greeting is not a required sunnah, neither is it prohibited: whoever does it it would have an example (from the salaf) and whoever does not would have a predecessor as well.”

[Majmoo al-Fataawaa (24/253)]

 

Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr Al-Asqalani (rahimahullah) said:

“We have related in “Mahaamiliyaat” with a chain of narration that is hasan, from Jabyr ibn Nufayr who said: ‘When the companions of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa salaam) met on the day of ‘eid, they would say to each other, ‘Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum (may Allah accept from you and us ).”

[Al Mahamiliyyat; hasan isnad; see Fath ul Bari 2:446]

 

 

Ibn Qudaamah mentioned in al-Mughnee (2/259) that Muhammad ibn Ziyad said: I was with Abu Umamah al Bahili (rahimahullah) and some other companions of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa salaam).

When they returned from the eid, they said to each other, ‘Taqabbalallahu minna wa minkum (May Allaah accept it from you and us).”

 

Shab-e-Mairaj: What did the Prophet (ﷺ) do?

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

 

Indeed, one night the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) was granted the Night Journey of al-Israa’ wal Mi’raaj, when he was first transported from Masjid al-Haraam to Masjid al-Aqsa and then on wards, he ascended to the Heavens and Allaah spoke to him as He willed, and enjoined the five daily prayers upon him.

 

This is definitely part of our Aqeedah. It says so in the Qur’aan [al-Isra’:1] and there is no denying that fact.

 

However, the big question to ask is…….

What did the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) do when the same day arrived the next year? Or the year after that? Or the year after that?

 

Did he EVER celebrate the night of al-Israa’ wal Mi’raaj, or fast the next day???

 

And what did he instruct the Sahaabah to do about his Night Journey?

 

Did he tell them to celebrate that night as a ’special night’ for worshipping Allaah?

 

Did he tell them to specifically fast the next day because it was ‘the day after the Journey’?

 

And what were the actions of the Sahaabah themselves?

 

Did THEY do any of the above??

 

The answer to all of the above is a big resounding NO!

 

 

Surely the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) did not omit or forget anything in the deen! Surely he did not hide anything from mankind!

 

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) said,

“There is nothing that brings you closer to Jannah except that I have informed you about it and there is nothing that brings you closer to the fire of Hell except that I have warned you against it.”

(at-Tabaraani–Saheeh)

 

 

Then why do we not have ANY Saheeh reports of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) or the Sahaabah worshipping Allaah especially on this night and fasting the next day?

 

 

ANSWER: BECAUSE THAT WAS NOT THE PRACTICE OF RASUL ALLAAH (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) OR HIS SAHAABAH!

 

 

If celebrating it was something that is prescribed in Islam, the Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) would certainly have told his ummah about it, either in word or in deed. If any such thing had happened, it would have been well known, and his companions would have transmitted the information to us. They narrated from the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) everything that we need to know, and they did not neglect any aspect of the religion, rather they were the first ones to do anything good. If celebrating this night had been prescribed in Islam, they would have been the first people to do so.

 

 

And if it wasn’t the practice of our Beloved Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) or his Sahaabah, then, why, O Muslim, do YOU insist on doing it???

Isn’t the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) the best example to be followed?

 

 

“In the Messenger of Allah you have a fine example for he who hopes for Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah abundantly.”

(Surah al-Ahzaab: 21)

 

 

 

But everyone does so!!

Sure, I know, you have seen your fathers and grandfathers doing so. But, let me remind you, O Muslim, that it is NOT our forefathers that we are supposed to follow. Rather, our worship should be based on proofs from the Quraan and authentic Sunnah, and NOT culture or tradition.

 

 

“When it is said to them: ‘Follow what Allah has sent down,’ they reply: ‘We will follow that which we found our fathers upon,’ even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided.”

(Surah al-Baqarah: 170)

 

Is good intention enough??

I know beyond doubt, that in celebrating this night, your intention is good. But dear brother/sister, in order for our worship to be accepted, it also has to be prescribed in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. If it is not so, it will be rejected.

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) said:

“Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.”

(Bukhaari, Muslim)

 

Exact date unknown???

Also, do you know that even though the incidence of al-Israa’ wal Mi’raaj is an undeniable fact in history, yet the exact date or even the exact month in which this took place is not certain?

 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Azeez ibn Baaz said:

With regard to this night on which the Isra’ and Mi’raaj took place, there is nothing in the saheeh ahaadeeth to indicate that it is in Rajab or in any other month. Everything that has been narrated concerning a specific date for these events cannot be proven to have come from the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) according to the scholars of hadeeth….”

(Islam-qa)

 

But, what’s the harm in it???

Now, some of you will say, “What’s the harm in it? I am just worshipping Allah!”

 

But, the answer to that, O noble reader, is…..

“And whosoever opposes the Messenger (Muhammad Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination!”

[Surah an-Nisaa:115]

 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen says:

“Fasting on the twenty-seventh of Rajab and spending that night in prayer is a bid’ah (innovation), and every bid’ah is a going astray.”

(Majmoo’ Fataawa , 20/440)

 

So, remember, my dear brothers and sisters in Islaam, DO NOT single out the 27th for your worship because it was NOT the practice of the Prophet OR his Sahaabah.

If however, you pray every single night and it is part of your routine to stay up for worship, then there is no harm. Similarly, if you are in the habit of fasting Mondays and Thursdays, or during Ayyaam Beed (the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every Islaamic month), and the 27th of Rajab falls on one of those days, then it is OK to do so.

The problem arises when one thinks that this night is special and singles out this night or day for worship, thinking they are getting extra reward for their worship. But this is contrary to the Sunnah.

 

The Ruling Concerning the One With Food in his Mouth when the Time of Fajr Comes in.

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

 

Muhammad Nasir- Deen Al-Albaani (d.1420A.H) -Rahimullaah- said:

The Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

If one of you hears the call to prayer and the vessel is still in his hand, then he should not put it down until he has taken his need from it.’

[Collected by Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Hakim and he authenticated it, and Dhahabi agreed with him.

 

This is evidence that if a person has the vessel of food or drink in is hand, and Fajr time comes up, then it is permissible for him to take what he needs to from that food and drink. This situation is exempt from the Ayaah: < And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night] > [2:187]

 

Therefore, there is no conflict between this Ayaah and the meaning of those types of Ahadeeth and between this hadeeth. There is no consensus to oppose this issue rather, a group from the Companions and other than them, are more towards the majority which is the benefit that can be derived from this hadeeth. That is the permissibility of eating food and drink until the Fajr time becomes clear, and the whiteness starts to spread in the pathways.

 

And indeed from the benefits of this hadeeth is the invalidity of the Bida’ (innovation) of withholding from eating and drinking before Fajr by about quarter of an hour. There are people who do this, fearing they will catch the Adhan of Fajr while they are in Suhoor (eating and drinking before Fajr with the intention of fasting).

If they had known this concession, they would not have fallen in to this Bida’, so reflect.’

[From: ‘Tamam al-Mina fee Taleeq ala Fiqh-us-Sunnah’ p.417]

 

 

Is saying “Ramadan Mubarak” considered to be bidah?

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

 

Praise be to Allaah.

 
There is nothing wrong with congratulating one another at the beginning of the month. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to tell his Companions the good news of the onset of Ramadaan, and urge them to make the most of it.

 

Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:

“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said,

‘There has come to you Ramadaan, a blessed month. Allaah has made it obligatory on you to fast (this month). During it the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are locked, and the devils are chained up. In it there is a night that is better than a thousand months, and whoever is deprived of its goodness is deprived indeed.’”

(Reported by al-Nisaa’i, 4/129; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/490)
And Allaah knows best.

[Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid]

 

 

By Shaikh Abdullah Nasir al-Sulami, professor at the Higher Juridical institute.

 

The preferable opinion in this regard is to say that salutations among Muslims for `Id and Ramadan do not come under the category of worship but under that of general customs. this was the opinion of late Sheikh `Abd al-Rahmân b. Sa`dî. 

Sheikh Ibn Bâz went further and said that it is a preferable practice and cites a hadîth that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Ramadan is approaching you. It is a blessed (mubârak) month”. It was narrated in this context by al-Tirmidhî and Ahmad from the hadîth of Abû Hurayrah. The hadîth itself is actually in the form of a salutation. This hadîth, however, is weak. 

Nevertheless, we could say that offering salutations to others is permissible even if there is no authentic hadîth from the Prophet (peace be upon him), because the one who does this is merely offering a short supplication for his fellow Muslim. 

It is authenticated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) congratulated Ka`b b. Mâlik for Allah accepting his repentance. This would prove that it is alright to congratulate someone who gets something good. The Prophet (peace be upon him) congratulated Ka`b b. Mâlik by saying “Be happy with Allah’s acceptance of your repentance.” 

The arrival of the month of Ramadan is a cause of great happiness for Muslims and an occasion for salutations to be exchanged. 

And Allah knows best.

 

 

 

Celebrtaing 15th of Shaban is not in any authentic hadith (it’s a bidah)

September 14, 2011 2 comments

 

Assalamu alaykum.

THERE IS NO MENTION OF SHAB E BARAT IN QURAN AND AUTHENTIC HADITH.

 

If you search for the word ‘shaban’ within the SAHIH HADITHS you will find :

1. Shaban is the month preceding RAMADAN

 

BUKHARI:  Volume 3, Book 31, Number 133:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet or Abu-l-Qasim said,

“Start fasting on seeing the crescent (of Ramadan), and give up fasting on seeing the crescent (of Shawwal), and if the sky is overcast (and you cannot see it), complete thirty days of Sha’ban.”

 

 

2. Shaban is a month when Ayesha(RadiAllahu anha) offered missed Fasts

 

BUKHARI: Volume 3, Book 31, Number 171:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

Sometimes I missed some days of Ramadan, but could not fast in lieu of them except in the month of Sha’ban.” Said Yahya, a sub-narrator, “She used to be busy serving the Prophet .”

 

MUSLIM: Book 006, Number 2549:

Abu Salama reported: I heard ‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) as saying:

I had to complete some of the fasts of Ramadan, but I could not do it but during the month of Sha’ban due to my duties to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) or with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him).

 

 

3. The Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) fasted more in the month of Shaban than he ever did in any other month outside of RAMADAN.

 

BUKHARI: Volume 3, Book 31, Number 190:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

Allah’s Rusul used to fast till one would say that he would never stop fasting, and he would abandon fasting till one would say that he would never fast. I never saw Allah’s Apostle fasting for a whole month except the month of Ramadan, and did not see him fasting in any month more than in the month of Sha’ban.

 

 

BUKHARI: Volume 3, Book 31, Number 191:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

The Prophet never fasted in any month more than in the month of Sha’ban. He used to say, “Do those deeds which you can do easily, as Allah will not get tired (of giving rewards) till you get bored and tired (of performing religious deeds).”

 

The most beloved prayer to the Prophet was the one that was done regularly (throughout the life) even if it were little. And whenever the Prophet offered a prayer he used to offer it regularly .

 

 

MUSLIM: Book 006, Number 2580:

‘A’isha, the Mother of the Believers (Allah be pleased with her), reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) used to observe fasts (so conti- nuously) that we said that he would not break, and did not observe (them) till we said that he would not fast: and I did not see the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) completing the fast of a month, but that of Ramadan, and I did not see him fasting more in any other month than that of Sha’ban.

 

 

MUSLIM: Book 006, Number 2582:

‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) did not observe fast in any month of the year more than in the month of Sha’ban, and used to say: Do as many deeds as you are capable of doing, for Allah will not become weary (of giving you reward), but you would be tired (of doing good deeds) ; and he also said: The deed liked most by Allah is one to which the doer adheres constantly even if it is small.

 

 

WHY the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) fasted more in the month of Shaban than any other month outside of Ramadan.

 

A. Either to get his physical body into shape before the month of Ramadan (because fasting immediately in Ramadan after a 11 month gap, is streneous on the body. So if one does preparation work upfront, by doing optional fasts before the mandatory fasting, then it becomes easier. Just like a warm-up exercise before the full exercise).

 

 

B. Something special about the MONTH of SHABAN

(Note the MONTH OF SHABAN, not a DAY OF SHABAN)

 

c. Usamah ibn Zayd (may Allah be pleased with both of them) was reported to have said that he asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), “I have not seen you observe additional fast during any month as you do in Sha`ban?” He (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, “This is a month that people usually forget about between Rajab and Ramadan, and it is a month in which people’s deeds are presented to Allah, so I like that my deeds are presented while I am fasting” (An-Nasa’i).

 

NOTE in this HADITH that days of SHABAN are implied : “I did not see him fasting more in any other month than that of Sha’ban.” Nowhere does it state that the Prophet fasted only on the 15th of SHABAN.

 

 

4. There appears to be some merit in fasting the last days of Shaban

 

BUKHARI: Volume 3, Book 31, Number 204:

Narrated Mutarrif from ‘Imran Ibn Husain:

That the Prophet asked him (Imran) or asked a man and Imran was listening,

“O Abu so-and-so! Have you fasted the last days of this month?”

(The narrator thought that he said, “the month of Ramadan”).

The man replied, “No, O Allah’s Apostle!” The Prophet said to him,

“When you finish your fasting (of Ramadan) fast two days (in Shawwal).”

Through another series of narrators ‘Imran said, “The Prophet said, ‘

(Have you fasted) the last days of Sha’ban?”

 

 

Abu DAWUD: Book 13, Number 2425:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:

The month most liked by the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) for fasting was Sha’ban. He then joined it with Ramadan.

 

NOTE : There is no mention of a DAY. DAYS of SHABAN or the MONTH of SHABAN are mentioned.

 

 

REALIZE THE “NO AUTHENTIC REFERENCE OF QURAN & HADITH GIVEN” OR “WEAK REFERENCE GIVEN” WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT 15th SHABAN NIGHT OR SHAB-E-BARAAT..

 

Nothing firm and reliable has been established on the authority of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), that he held 15th shaban prayer and fasted during the day of the 15th of Sha`ban. So, the night of the 15th of Sha`ban is like any other night, and if someone regularly observes acts of worship during other nights, then he may hold night of 15th shaban without assuming anything special

 

 

This is because specifying a time for any act of worship requires an authentic proof, so if there is no authentic proof then the act is regarded as an innovation and all innovations are misguidance. Likewise, regarding specifically fasting during the 15th day of Sha`ban, then no (authentic) proof has been established on the authority of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) to indicate the legality of fasting on that particular day.

 

The well-known Saudi scholar, Sheikh ibn `Uthaymeen, said :

What is correct is that fasting on the 15th of Sha`ban or specifying it with reciting (the Qur’an) or making (particular) supplications on that day has no basis. So that day is like any other 15th day of other months. Something that is clear is that it has been made permissible for a person to fast on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every month. However, Sha`ban is somehow special (except for Ramadan) in the sense that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to fast more in the month of Sha`ban than any other month.

Therefore, as long as it does not involve any hardship, one can increase his fasting days during Sha`ban, emulating the example of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.

 

 

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT 15th SHABAN NIGHT… WHAT DO THE PEOPLE SAY ????

1- it is a special night that someone HAS to spend on doing good deeds and if anyone misses such a night then they have missed a good night.

 

2- In other words, such a night has been made special as if this night was like the night of power

 

3- There are also some Muslims who think life and death decisions are made on this night

 

4- A tree exists that determines who will be born in the next year and who will die in the next year. But the hadith which this comes from is considered very weak indeed, or unreliable.

 

5- The 15th Shaban has been elevated to a special night when neither the QURAN or HADITHS have elevated this night into some special night of ibadah.

 

6- In the hadith reported by Imam At-Tabarani, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said: “Truly, there are nafahat (blessed seasons or days) in which your Lord vouchsafes plentiful mercy. So, make sure that you make the best use of such seasons!” People relate SHAB-E-BARAAT as such season too.

 

7- People say : On shab e barat, Prophet PBUH got married to HOORS in jannat…. No authentic reference was found for this information.

 

8- Some people believe that in Surat Ad-Dukhan (44:3-4) there is a reference to this night as Allah says, (We sent it (the Qur’an) down during a blessed night. We are truly Warners. In that night is made distinct every affair of wisdom.) But the night referred to here cannot be a Sha`ban night because it is said here clearly that the Qur’an was revealed in this night. We know from the Surat Al-Qadr (97) that the Qur’an was revealed in the Night of Qadr and we also know from the Qur’an (Al-Baqarah 2:185) that the Qur’an was revealed in the month of Ramadan. So it is obvious that the night of the revelation of the Qur’an was in Ramadan, not Sha`ban, and that it was laylat ul-qadr (The Night of Power) not shab-e-barat. (Dr. Muzzamil Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America)

 

9- Some people believe that the spirits of the deceased visit their relatives during this night

 

10- These are many practices and customs common in some Muslim countries, such as making a sweet dish, setting off fireworks, etc. These things have no meaning and no reference in hadiths.

 

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