As we enter into the month of Sha'ban we are now just 1 month away from Ramadan! The countdown begins as we begin to prepare ourselves for this special month.
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said "O Allah bless us in Rajab and Sha'ban and enable us to reach Ramadan" (Ahmad).
Linguistically Sha'ban means 'branch" as many good things “branch off” from this month with it being a bridge between the 2 blessed months of Rajab and Ramadan.
It is said it was during Sha`ban in which the moon was split in half for the Prophet (SAW). It was also in this month in which the Qiblah (direction of prayer) was changed from Bayt al-Maqdis in Jerusalem to the Ka`bah in Makkah.
Also in regards to Sha'ban, The Prophet (SAW) said, ‘Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha’ban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah’ (As-Suyuti).
It was during Sha’ban that Muslims were commanded to send Salawat upon the Prophet (SAW). The Prophet (saw) said, ‘The person closest to me on the Day of Judgement is the one who sent the most blessings [Salawat] upon me’. (Tirmidhi)
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