The Night of Mid-Sha`ban

  1. Virtues of the 15th Night
  2. General Conduct
  3. Extra Worship
  4. Fasting on the 15th Day

Praise be to Allah, and blessings and peace upon the Messenger of Allah.

Sha`ban in the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.  There are numerous ahadith narrated about the 15th night of Sha`ban, indicating that it has a certain distinction over ordinary nights. While some of these narrations are undeniably weak, there are others which have been graded as reliable by some hadith experts. Among the most authentic of these are the following two:

1. Virtues of the 15th Night

1. Hafiz Ibn Hibban recorded in his “Sahih,” [vol XII, p. 481; #5665] :

From Makhul, from Malik ibn Yukhamir, from Mu`adh ibn  Jabal
(may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet,  (may Allah bless
him and his Household and grant them peace), he said,

“Allah looks at His creation in the night of mid-Sha`ban;
He forgives all His creation except for a mushrik (polytheist) or
a mushahin (one who has illegitimate hatred or enmity of others).” Read more