Shaban:- A significant month in Islamic Calendar

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Shaban:- A significant month in Islamic Calendar

In Islamic Lunar Calendar Sahban is the Number eight month. In is a fact that each and every second which is spending in the submission of Allah Almighty is important and holy. But still there are some months, some nights and some moments which have some extra importance. Among these months Sahban is has so much importance. We can collect a lot of deeds in this holy month. We can judge the importance of this Holy month through many Ahadith. It is said by Hazrat Aisha (RA) that:- “The Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – PBUH) used to fast until we thought he would never break his fast, and not fast until we thought he would never fast. I never saw the Messenger of Allah fasting for an entire month except in Ramadan, and I never saw him fast more than he did in Sha’ban.” It is said by Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) that:- "Sha'ban is my month,Rajab is Allah's month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah[Community] Sha'ban is expiator,while Ramadan is the prufier.” At another place it is said by Holy Prophet (PBUH) that:- "Anyone who fasts on the last monday of Sha'ban will be granted forgiveness." Fifteen shahban is the most blessed night as it is narrated by Hazrat Aisha (RA) that:- I could not find Allah's Messenger{peace be upon him}one night,So i went outside there he was in Jannat-ul-baqqi{the blessed cemetry},his hand turned up toward the sky.Then he said to me: 'Were you afraid that Allah and His Messenger would treat you unfairly?' I replied: 'O Messenger of Allah, I thought that you had gone to one of your[other] wives.'He{peace be upon him}said:'On the night of mid-Sha'ban,Allah{Exalted is He}descends to the lowest heaven and forgives more than the number of woolly hairs on the flocks and herds of [the tribe of Kalb]." It is said by Hazrat Ibn E Abass (RA) that:- "In the night of mid Sha'ban,Allah[Exalted is He] arranges the affairs of the year.He transfers[some of] the living to the list of dead,and records those who will make pilgrimage to the house of Allah,neither adding one too many nor leaving a single one of them out." As a Muslim we always search the mercy of Allah and we know that one drop of mercy can change our whole life. In the holy night of Shahban three hundred doors of mercy are being opened. It is narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurrairah (RA) that Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) said that:- "Gabriel{peace be upon him}came to me on the night of mid Sha'ban and said to me:"Ya RasulAllah,raise your head heavenwards!" I asked him: "What night is this?"and he replied: "This is night when Allah{Glorified is He}opens three hundred of the gates of mercy, forgiving all who do not make anything His partner. The only exceptions are those who practice sorcery or divination, are addicted to wine, or persist in usuary and illict sex; these He does not forgive untill they repent." At a quarter of the night, Gabriel {peace be upon him}came down and said: Ya RasulAllah, raise your head!" So i looked up, to behold the gates of Paradise wide open. At the first gate an angel was calling: "Good news for those who bow in worship this night!" At the second gate an angel was calling: Good news for those who prostrate themselves in worship this night!" At the third gate an angel was calling: "Good news for those who offer supplication this night!" At the fourth gate an angel was calling: "Good news for those who make remembrance this night!" At the fifth gate an angel was calling: "Good news for those who weep this night from the fear of Allah!" At the sixth gate an angel was calling:" Good news for those who submit this night!" At the seventh gate an angel was calling: "Will anyone ask, hat his request may be granted?" At the eight gate an angel was calling:" Will anyone seeks forgiveness, that he may be forgiven?" Rasullullah{salsllahu alaihi wassallam}said: "O Gabriel,how long will these gates remain open?" He replied: From the beginning of the night until the break of dawn." Then he said: "YarasulAllah, tonight Allah has as many slaves emancipated from the fire of hell as the number of wooly hairs on the flocks and herds of tribe Kalb." This discussion shows and tells about the importance and virtues of shahban so we should try our best to collect the blessings of this holy month. May Allah keep us in yours shadow of mercy. (Amen)