We are in the month of Sha’ban, and one month away from Ramadan! Our teachers at Muwasala encourage the following actions to take advantage of this blessed month:
- One of the greatest works we can perform in Sha`ban is fasting - making up obligatory fasts, and observing as many superogatory fasts as possible, as performing supererogatory actions makes up for any deficiencies in the obligatory actions that we have performed.
- It is recommended to bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the Beloved of Allah ﷺ.
- It was also the habit of some of the early Muslims to recite the Qur’an in abundance during Sha`ban. This, along with fasting, gives us the best preparation for Ramadan, as it takes time for the soul (nafs) to become accustomed to doing these things in abundance.
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا في رَجَبٍ وَ شَعْبَانَ وَ بَلِّغْنا رَمَضَانَ
“O Allah bless us in Rajab and Sha`ban and enable us to reach Ramadan!”