It is reported from Sayyīdunā `Ali (r) that the Prophet (s) said: “Let all of you spend the night of mid-Sha`bān in worship (i.e. partly) and its day in fasting. For verily in it, Allah descends to the nearest heaven during this night, beginning with sunset, and says: Is there no one asking forgiveness that I may forgive them?
Imam al-Ghazali wrote in his Ihyā, The Night of mid-Sha`bān, in it [pray] 100 rakats, reciting in each raka`t after al-Fātiha, Surat al-Ikhlās 10 times; they never left it, as we related about the voluntary extra prayers and the Night of `Arafat…
“Praise be to God Who has enraptured His servant by night from the Sacred mosque (Mecca) to the Farthest Mosque (Masjid al-Aqsa).” [17:1]
Nightly Devotion: Wake up two hours before Fajr.
The Prophet (s) said, ‘Rajab is the month of God, Sha`ban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my Community.’ God gave us twelve months in the year, eleven of which are ours and one of which belongs to God. What rewards God will give his servants in His month, no one knows, not even the Prophet (s). The work of prophets and angels stops in the month of Rajab. They are not allowed to know what rewards God is going to give His community…
Rajab is from the Sacred months and its days are written on the gates of the Sixth Paradise.