Sha'ban 8th Islamic Month
Our Holy Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Shaban-ul-Azam is a very Holy month and there is an immense reward for the prayers offered this month”. Allah Almighty has divided the 12 months in three phrases. Muharram, Rajab, Dhu-ul-Qaddah and Dhu-ul-Hajj are the month of Almighty Allah Ta'ala. Rab’I, Shaban, Shawwal and Jamd'II are the months of Holy Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Rab’II, Jamd’I, Safar and Ramadan are the months for the Muslims. Shaban is the month which has great piousness because it is a month of “The lord of the entire world” Holy Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This Hadith is narrated from Hazrat Aysha Siddique (r.a.) that "Once I saw that at night beloved Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) went to Janat-ul-Baqi and prayed for all those Muslims which have been passed away". After that it was a Routine of Sahiba Akrams that they used to visit the graveyard and pray for all the passed Muslims, because it was Sunnate Nabawi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
Event in the of Shaban ul Azam:-
Shaban ul Azam is one the most important and precious month because of the following reasons:-
Nife-Shaban (15th of Shaban) is the most virtuous night famously known as Shabe Barat. Shabe Barat is famous because of the following reason. Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) ordered that the night of Shabe Barat is very pious. At this night Allah Ta'ala opens the doors of His benevolence. Allah have said that who is the one who seek for his giveness that He shall bestow him with His blessings. Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa "The lord of entire heavens" (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), ordered “If any person prays whole heartily in this pious night, Allah Almighty shall prohibited the fire of hell upon him".
Hazrat Mola Ali (r.a.) was born in this precious month on 13th of Shaban-ul-Azam.
Zikar in the month of Shaban:-
Mostly much of the prayers are given in the Wazaifs but some of the most momentous prayers for this pious month which are granted by Hazrat Bawa Tajuddin Aulia (r.a.) are as follows:-
The Holy Quran must be recited daily. Mostly the Wirde (continues recitation) of Istagfar (Deprecation) must be done. Extra Nawafil must be prayed for the Raza (contented) of Allah Almighty. The recitation of Surrah Fatiha, Maryam, Muzammil, Taha and Ayatal Kursi should be done. Usually, the Wirde (continues recitation) of Daruud Sharif must be continuous.
Superiority of this month is Allah Almighty avowal the Dua and prayers offered by a person whole heartedly by the Sadqua (Sake) of Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and by His Holy Friends (Aulia, Sufi, Saints or Wali).