The virtues of the month of Shaaban ( شَعبانُ المُعَظَّم ) .

رسول الله ( صلي الله عليه وآله ) : شَعبانُ شَهري ، و رَمَضَانُ شَهرُالله ، فَمَن صامَ شَهري، كُنْتُ لَهُ شَفيعاً يَوْمَ القيامَةِ . 

The prophet ( PBUH&HF ) : Sh’ban is my month and Ramadhan is the month of God ; therefore , if one goes on a fast in my month , I will intercede on his / her behalf on the Judgment Day . 

General acts of worship for the month of Sha’ban : 

1 : Hundred times : اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلي مُحَمَّدٍ و آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ و عَجِّل فَرَجَهُمْ 

2 : Fasting in highly recommended during this month so much so that according to a Hadith from Imam Sadiq ( a ) : whoever fasts the first day of this month will enter heaven . 

3 : Seeking forgiveness by saying the following phrase 70 times each day : 

أسْتَغْفِرُاللهَ الَّذِي لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَالرَّحْمنُ الرَّحيمُ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّوم وأتوبُ إِلَيْه و أسْتَغْفِرُالله و أسْئَلُهُ التَّوْبَةَ 

4 : Giving charity is highly recommended in this month . Even a little amount of it will keep away the fire of hell . Imam Sadiq ( a ) says that asking for forgiveness and giving charity are the best deeds in this month . 

5 : If one wishes to do more , one can say following phrase 1000 times during this month and receive the award of 1000 years of worship : 

لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ و لا نَعْبُدُ إِلَّا إِيّاهُ مُخْلِصينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ وَ لَو كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكونَ 

6 : Reciting the special Salawat and munajaat of the month of Shabaan is also spiritually very beneficial . 

7 : Specific acts of worship for the first day and night of Shaaban : 

12 units of prayers , in each unit recite Surah al – Fatiha once and then Surah al – Ikhlas (112) 11 times . 


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