The month of Sha`ban is here . It is the month that escorts believers until they meet with an eagerly awaited guest — Ramadan. In Sha`ban, Muslims tend to warm up and start preparing for the yearly season of all sorts of goodness and divine grace.
`A'ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) "used to fast during Sha`ban, except a few days" (Muslim).
The month of Sha`ban also evokes a special occasion that distinguished the Muslim nation — the change of the Qiblah. Being directed toward Allah’s First House (the Ka`bah) is an honor for Muslims which should be appreciated.
So, Sha`ban is a blessed month that preludes the best month, Ramadan, during which comes a night that is better than a thousand months. Therefore, all Muslims are advised and invited to make best use of Sha`ban and prepare for Ramadan, the month of the Qur’an.
Find below a variety of tips and steps to warm up for Ramadan, as well as fatwas onthe rulings related to the month of Sha`ban:
Ramadan Tips for Western Muslims
Have a poster, ask each member to prepare a section in the poster; e.g., an ayah with meaning, a hadith with meaning, a wisdom or short…
Reviving Up for Ramadan
Struggling to perform the five daily prayers on time? Half-consciously putting off the Fajr alarm only to roll over and promptly fall back asleep?
Season of Goodness
Throughout the year’s months, a Muslim leaves no stone unturned in order to attain Allah’s blessings. With the start of Rajab, we look forward to the ultimate blessings of Ramadan.
Huge Reward for Small Acts: Why?
Some people think that these "offers" are too good to be true. They are skeptic about the authenticity of these hadiths and believe that such "disproportion" of reward to acts cannot be stated by the Prophet