The 15th of Sha’ban- Islamic Research Foundation/Dr Zakir Naik


The 15th of Sha’ban- Islamic Research Foundation/Dr Zakir Naik

Islamic Research Foundation/ Dr Zakir Naik

What is narrated concerning the virtue of praying, fasting and worshipping on the fifteenth of Sha’baan (al-nusf min Sha’baan) does not come under the heading of da’eef (weak), rather it comes under the heading of mawdoo’ (fabricated) and baatil (false). So it is not permissible to follow it or to act upon it, whether that is in doing righteous deeds or otherwise.

Islamic Research Foundation/ Dr Zakir Naik

There is nothing special about 15th Sha’baan night, and no recitation of Qur’aan or prayer, whether alone or in congregation, is specified for this night. What some of the scholars have said about it being special is a weak opinion. It is not permissible to single it out for any special actions. This is the correct view. And Allaah is the Source of strength.

Islamic Research Foundation/ Dr Zakir Naik

Special Ibaadah on the 15th of Sha’baan…….many people say that why should we stop people from doing Ibaadah??

‘Ibaada’ ‘worship’ requires authentication from Allah and His Rasool……

We all know praying is one of the best form of worship…but if in Magrib….one prays 4 Rakaats instead of 3 …will his prayer be accepted ??
If someone does 3 prostrations instead of 2 …..will his prayer be accepted?

We all know praying is one of the best form of worship…but if in Magrib….one prays 4 Rakaats instead of 3 …will his prayer be accepted?

  • Laylat al-Nusf min Sha’baan (the 15th of Sha’baan) is like any other night, and there is no sound report from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to indicate that on this night the fate or destiny of people is decided.

30 thoughts on “The 15th of Sha’ban- Islamic Research Foundation/Dr Zakir Naik

    • Asalamu Alaykum. I have published your question and Inshallah it will be picked up and answered by a person of knowledge.
      Please allow me to say that tableegh jamaah is a movement and I personally will pass this on to a person of knowledge for answer. It might take some time so please accept my apologies for any delays.Thank u

    • Assalaamu ‘Alaikum waRahmatu(A)llaahi waBarakaatuh
      “Is tableegh jamah a sunatic one.their form of jihad,is it in line with d sunnah.”
      In fact, the Malaysian brother influential in my Tawbah and Da’wah ilAllaah belonged to Tableegh Jamaa’ah.The Ayhaa(Revival) of Sunnah among ‘Awaam(general Muslim public) is only possible through the Masjid-centric approach for men and Home-centric approach for Mastooraat(As women are called in Tableegh Jamaa’ah) of Tableegh Jamaa’ah.

  1. salam o alekum
    actually i wanted to know about the fact of 15th of shaban and i found my reply in the above description by Mr. Dr. Zakir Naik. otherwise in my locality this night is being worshiped badly from several years. may allah give them hedayah. aameen.

  2. want to ask whether this answer is actually said by Dr Zakir Naik as i listened his all speeches but did t found this topic in his addresses…..pl clarify..

    • This was a post by IRF
      Here is the full post and the link

      Visiting Graveyards on 15th Sha’ban
      Question:In the light of the teaching of the Qur’an and the Sunnah, is it a correct Islamic practice to visit graveyards on the night of Shab-e-baraat? please narrate the Hadith related to this night.
      Answer:
      Giving significance to the night of 15th Sha’ban, visiting graveyards, doing extra Ibaadah (worship) and offering extra Nawaafil Salaah with the intention of specifically doing so on the occasion of 15th Sha’ban, having illuminations, considering it to be the Eid of the dead and keeping awake for the whole night of 15th Sha’ban and encouraging others to do the same — all these are Bid’ah (innovation) . The prophet and the Sahaabah never did so nor commanded the muslims to do so.
      We don’t find any evidence of such things in the entire authentic Seerah of the Prophet and his companions. According to Allamah Ibn Rajab Abu Bakr Turtoshi, Ibn Wazzah Qurtubi, Suyuti, Shokani etc. all the Ahadith pertaining to the subject are weak and unacceptable.
      The Hadith that is generally quoted to support the practices done on the night of 15th Sha’ban is Zaif (weak) according to Muhaddiseen (the scholars of Ahadith) and is not to be put into practice.
      Narrated Aisha (R.A.),
      I missed Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) during the night and found him in al-Baqi’. He said: Were you afraid that Allah and His Messenger would deal unjustly with you? I said: Allah’s Messenger , I thought that you had gone to some of your other wives. He (the prophet) said: Verily Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, comes down to the heaven of the world in the middle night of Sha’ban and forgives sins even more abundant than the hair of the goats of Kalb. (Tirmidhi, Hadith No. 739; Sunan Ibn-I-Majah, Hadith No. 1389; Ahmad Vol. 6, 238)
      According to Imam Bukhari and Tirmidhi, the above mentioned Hadith has a broken chain of narrators in two places, and therefore it is weak. Allamah Ibnul Arabi (543H), in his commentary of Sunan -At-Tirmidhi, titled ‘Arizatul-Ahwazi’, Vol 3, Pg No. 216 adds: ‘….further, in it Hajjaj Ibn Artaat is not reliable.’
      However, it is established that the Prophet (pbuh) did visit the Baqi graveyard once, as Allah had commanded him and he prayed for Ahle-Baqi (the people of Baqi), but the exact night of this event is not known, as there is no clear proof in this regard. The prophet had done this by the commandment of Allah (swt), therefore the Prophet was an exception to this act.
      Aisha (R.A.) says that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Gabriel came to me and said; Your Rabb commands you to go to the graveyard of Baqi and seek forgiveness for them”. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 2256)
      It is permissible for men to visit graveyard whenever they wish and pray for the dead, however it is not permissible to fix a specific day or night for the purpose and consider it to be of a special virtue unless we find any proof for doing so from the Qur’an or the authentic Ahadith.
      Allamah Ibnul Arabi writes: “There is no reliable Hadith regarding the 15th of Sha’ban. Although certain commentators insist that the verse from Surah Dukhan, chapter 44, verse 4: ‘In that (night) is made distinct every affair of wisdom’, refer to 15th of Sha’ban, but this is not true, as Allah did not reveal the Qur’an in Sha’ban. The Qur’an was revealed in Ramadan, as mentioned in Surah Baqarah, chapter 2, verse 185, and this can only be statement of a person who transgresses the book of Allah (swt) and is careless of his word”. (Arizatul Ahwazi, Vol. 3, Page No. 217)
      According to Hadith of Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2, Hadith No. 1885: “.. Most evil affairs are their innovations, and every innovation is an error…”
      So Muslims should beware of and steer clear of all innovation and bid’ah.
      http://blog.onlyislam.net/2011/07/visiting-graveyards-on-15th-shaban.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FviabL+%28Peace+for+Humanity.%29

      • Assalamu ‘alaykum “Although certain commentators insist that the verse from Surah Dukhan, chapter 44, verse 4:‘In that (night) is made distinct every affair of wisdom’, refer to 15th of Sha’ban, but this is not true, as Allah did not reveal the Qur’an in Sha’ban.” I was asking myself the same question when I studied about Aayah 4 of Soorah Dukhan.May Allah reward our saints-scholars throughout history who have already answered many of our questions far earlier than arising in our minds. Although, I visited graveyard on 15 Sha’ban night to do du’a for maghfirah of the father of my grandfather who died recently, did qiyam-ul-lail[standing in worship at night] and fasted the next day after reading a Riwayah[narration] by Imam Al-Baihaqi rahimahullah, but after studying this, I think I should study more about the Sanad[Chain of narration] of that particular Riwayah in Sunan Al-Baihaqi rahimahullah. May Allah accept the efforts of all brothers and sisters working globally for the Revival [Ahya] of Sunnah practices which collectively constitute the Sunnah-culture and Sunnah-lifestyle, in the Ummah of Muhammad sall Allahu ‘alayhi wasallam. It is through the sacred Sunnah-culture and Sunnah-lifestyle we can spiritually resist the Godless neo-pagan culture.

  3. Islamic Research Foundation / Dr.Zakir Naik / IRF’s Profile

    Islamic Research Foundation / Dr.Zakir Naik / IRF
    Laylat al-Nusf min Sha’baan (the 15th of Sha’baan) is like any other night, and there is no sound report from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to indicate that on this night the fate or destiny of people is decided.

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