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Q: Ruling regarding “Shab-e-Barath” , is it not “Biddah”?


A: No. To stand up in ibaadat on that night and to fast is mustahab.

و عن أبي سلمة أن عائشة رضي الله عنها حدثته قالت لم يكن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يصوم شهرا أكثر من شعبان فإنه كان يصوم شعبان كله وكان يقول خذوا من العمل ما تطيقون فإن الله لا يمل حتى تملوا وأحب الصلاة إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ما دووم عليه وإن قلت وكان إذا صلى صلاة داوم عليها (صحيح البخاري 1/264، باب صوم شعبان)

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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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