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

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)