Does Allaah come down to the first heaven on the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan?

Praise be to Allaah. This is mentioned in some ahaadeeth, but there is some scholarly difference of opinion as to the soundness of those ahaadeeth. There is no saheeh hadeeth concerning the virtue of the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan. It was narrated from Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and … Continue reading Does Allaah come down to the first heaven on the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan?

Laylat al-Nusf min Sha’baan (the middle of Sha’baan) should not be singled out for worship

Praise be to Allaah. There is no saheeh marfoo’ report that speaks of the virtue of the middle of Sha’baan that may be followed, not even in the chapters on al-Fadaa’il (chapters on virtues in books of hadeeth etc.). Some maqtoo’ reports (reports whose isnaads do not go back further than the Taabi’een) have been … Continue reading Laylat al-Nusf min Sha’baan (the middle of Sha’baan) should not be singled out for worship

The Month of Rajab – A Sacred Month

The month of Rajab is one of the sacred months of which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, the number of months with Allaah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allaah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred (i.e. the … Continue reading The Month of Rajab – A Sacred Month

Mawlid al-Nabi (the Prophet’s birthday)

Praise be to Allaah. There is nothing in the Qur’aan to say that we should celebrate the Mawlid or birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Prophet himself (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do this or command anyone to do it, either during his … Continue reading Mawlid al-Nabi (the Prophet’s birthday)

A brief look at the month of Safar

Is there anything special about the month Safar, as there is in the case of Muharram? I hope that you can shed light on this matter in some detail. I have heard that some people regard this month as unlucky – why is that? Praise be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the … Continue reading A brief look at the month of Safar

Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year

Praise be to Allah Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on congratulating people on the occasion of the Hijri new year, and how should one reply to a person who offers congratulations? He replied: If someone offers you congratulations, then respond to him, but … Continue reading Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year

Virtue of the month of Allah Muharram

Praise be to Allah. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets and Leader of the Messengers, and upon all his family and companions. To proceed: The month of Allah Muharram is a great and blessed month. It is the … Continue reading Virtue of the month of Allah Muharram