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Authenticity of Imam Shafi’i’s statement regarding du’as being accepted on five nights of the year

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Is this statement authentically attributed to Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah)?

Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) has stated: “I have heard that du’as are accepted by Almighty Allah on five nights:

1) The night of Jumu’ah,

2 and 3) The nights of the two ‘Eids,

4) The first night of Rajab,

5) The middle (15th) night of Sha’ban”

 

Answer

Yes, it is authentically attributed to Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah). He has mentioned this in his book, Al Umm.

(Al Umm, vol. 2 pg. 485)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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