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…
Traditional reports in which great emphasis is placed on the special merit of fasting on the first Thursday in Rajab, and of performing the ritual prayer [salat] during the first Friday night of that month. The following report has been conveyed to us by Shaikh Imam Abu’l-Barakat [‘Father of Blessings’] Hibatu’llah ibn al-Mubarak as-Saqati (may […]