Many are the merits of Sha`ban. 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…
Fasting in the Second Half of Sha`ban
Is it permissible to fast after the middle of Sha`ban? I heard that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) forbade fasting after halfway through Sha`ban
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?