Forgiveness of Allaah on 15th Sha’baan

بِى مُوسَى الأَشْعَرِىِّ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- قَالَ « إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَيَطَّلِعُ فِى لَيْلَةِ النِّصْفِ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ فَيَغْفِرُ لِجَمِيعِ خَلْقِهِ إِلاَّ لِمُشْرِكٍ أَوْ مُشَاحِنٍ

Abu Musa Al-Ashar’ee (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Allah’s messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Verily Allah looks at His creation on the 15th of Sha’ban and forgives everyone except a person who commits shirk and a person feels rancor towards his brother

[Ibn Majah (1390) Ibn Abee Asim (510) and others .Graded as being Saheeh by Shaykh Al-Albani]


Ibn Rajab (may Allah have mercy on him) commented on this topic saying, “ My brothers you must avoid the sins that prevent the servant from receiving Allah’s forgiveness during the fixed dates of Allah’s mercy and pardon. They are as follow:

Shirk– Allah says,

مَنْ يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَأْوَاهُ النَّارُ ۖ وَمَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ مِنْ أَنْصَارٍ

Whoever associates (others) with Allah, then Allah has forbidden to him the garden, and his abode is the fire; and there shall be no helpers for the unjust.[Al-Ma’idah 72]

Murder – If everyone in the Heavens and Earth gathered together and killed a Muslim unjustly Allah would throw them all in Hell.

Zina– Beware, think twice from being exposed to the Almighty’s wrath. The entire creation is Allah’s servants and slaves. Allah vies to protect them and there isn’t anyone who vies for this protection more than Allah. Allah doesn’t want His male and female slaves to commit zina. Therefore He has prohibited fornication and adultery and ordered His servants to lower their gaze.

Shahnaa’– This is when a person harbors ill will against his brother and wants to harm him. Allah says, “

وَلاَ تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلًا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ ۚ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَا

“ And do not think Allah to be heedless of what the unjust do; He only respites them to a day on which the eyes shall be fixedly open,” [ Ibrahim 42 ]

This should spare you the harm, knowing these acts prevent forgiveness during the times of pardon for sin.”


[Taken from Lataif al Maa’rif by Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali (may Allah have mercy on him). Pages 249-250 printed by Maktabatul Islameeyah in 1428 H

Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle

Doha, Qatar 1430 H © 12/8/1430]


The 15th Sha’baan is today, 5th july 2012

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