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The Truth behind the 15th Night of Shabaan!

As Fifteenth Night of the month of Shabaan is one typical example of innovation in religion, let’s find out the truth behind it.

You can find huge crowd in the mosques on this night because it is ‘believed’ to be a ‘holy night’. Muslims also throng to graveyards on this night, making du’aa for the deceased and the next day many people observe fast ‘thinking’ it to be auspicious!!

There is not one sound and authentic hadeeth to prove the auspiciousness of this night or to cite about the ‘significance’ of fasting the following day!

Doing this is a Bid‘ah (innovation in religion), because Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Every newly-introduced matter is a Bid‘ah and every Bid‘ah is a Dalalah (deviation from what is right). 

Check out from the authentic references: here and here and here

May Allah guide us on the Straight Path and give us the insight to sort out the real from the fake. Aameen.

Sal-lal-laahu ‘Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu ‘alaihi wa-sallam.


May 28, 2015 - Posted by | Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Our prophet use to fast every Monday and Thursday, and also he has fasted 13, 14 and 15th day of every month, so in order to follow the Sunnah of our prophet is it preferable to fast this Monday night?

    Comment by Akram | May 30, 2015 | Reply

    • Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullaah.
      How are you, brother? Glad to see your comment after a long time.
      It is true that Nabi Kareem sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam use to fast Mondays and Thursdays, and also the 13, 14 and 15th of every lunar month. If a Muslim is following this sunnah regularly, then he will obviously fast coming Monday. But if someone is fasting only this monday ‘thinking’ that it is sunnah to fast on monday but somewhere in his heart, he feels ‘satisfied’ that it is also 15th of shabaan, then?
      As Niyyah is the basis of all acts, everyone will be rewarded according to his or her intention as Allah alone knows a person’s motives. May Allah guide us all on the Right Path. Aameen.

      Comment by MuQeet | May 30, 2015 | Reply

  2. Jazakallah for your clarification. Hope you are well by the grace of all mighty Allah.
    Bro. there are good and bad bid’ah. To honour the oncoming Ramadan, if a person fast on the 15th Shabaan, would it consider as good or bad bid’ah?

    Comment by Akram | June 3, 2015 | Reply

    • Baarakallahu feekum.
      Brother, a bidah is a bidah. To honour or to prepare for the upcoming Ramadhaan, why single out 15th? Rasoolullah sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam use to fast most of the days of Shabaan. We need to follow his sunnah. Like you mentioned earlier about fasting on Mondays and Thursdays. If a Muslim fasts on all Mondays and Thursdays of Shabaan, it would be the most fitting way to follow the Sunnah.
      Singling out 15th of Shabaan, and keeping fast only on this day, is not established from authentic Sunnah.
      Jazakallaahu Khayra.

      Comment by MuQeet | June 3, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you.

      Comment by MuQeet | June 15, 2015 | Reply

      • May Allah’s peace and blessings be on each of us.

        Comment by saadia peerzada | June 17, 2015 | Reply

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