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The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Lukgaf(m): 12:41pm On Mar 19

Alhamdulilah, the Glorious month of Shaaban is here.
By the counting of the Sultan, today is 24th of Rajab. By implication, Sha'aban starts next week and thus it is imperative we revise the virtue of the month. For update on Hijri calendar, see here for a thread created by our brother here on nairaland, brother AbuUbayy1,



What is Shaaban?

Sha’bān is the eight-month of the Islamic lunar calendar; the month that precedes Ramadan. The literal meaning of the word Shaban is something that is successively developing or uninterruptedly increasing. This is a month in which the Prophet incessantly fasted.

‘A’ishah, the wife of the Prophet (pbuh) said, “I never saw the Prophet fasting (voluntary) fast more in any other month than that of Shaban. He used to fast throughout the month.” [Al-Bukhāri]When the Prophet was asked why fasted so much in Sha’bān; the Prophet replied; “There is a month between Rajab and Ramadān of which many people are neglectful; it is the month in which deeds are raised (for evaluation) to the Lord of the universe, and I love to be in a state of fasting when my deeds are taken up for evaluation.” [an-Nisā’i]

From this hadith we learn that …

The Prophet fasted consistently in Shaban. The reason for that fast being that deeds are elevated for evaluation,
and the best condition to have one’s deeds evaluated in in a state of fasting.

Here we keep in mind the words of the Prophet pertaining to the special nature of the ‘ibādah of siyām/fasting; “Every deed of a human being is for himself except fasting; it is for me and I will personally reward that”. [al-Bukhāri]

Importantly, this month, let us avoid argumentation, harbor no hate and rather be more loving. Wise ones have said; “imbue yourselves with the qualities of Allah”. The qualities of the Divine and those characteristics pleasing to the Divine are indeed the best qualities to imbibe and to nurture. Allah is al-Wadūd /Most Loving and a believer should imbibe these qualities and manifest it at a human level. It is in this spirit that our beloved Prophet (pbuh) advised; The Prophet said, The peak of reasoning after accepting faith in the Divine is being affectionate towards people, and doing good to others, irrespective of their being pious or sinful. [Bayhaqi]



Finally,

Take heed of the lessons of Shaban
Our learned admonish us;

قد مضى شهر رجب، ودخل شعبان، وفاز من فاز بالتقرب والاستعداد في رجب لرمضان، ودخل شعبان والناس عنه غافلة

Rajab has passed and Shaban has entered; successful are those who successfully prepared themselves with proximity to Allah in Rajab for Ramadān; but now that Shaban has entered, people are heedless/neglectful.

On the night of Nisf Shaban, leading to the special month of Ramadan; let us acknowledge that the right thing to do is always the best thing to do. Let us do all forms of good with the best of intentions; and avoid any form of evil in all of its dimensions. Realize that our deeds are evaluated and that we will be held accountable. Let us not be argumentative and hateful, let us rather be loving and compassionate. In keeping with the name of Shaban, the ever-increasing, May Allah increase us in goodness and heed the Prophetic advice (as documented by Tibrani); “Do not engage in any act unless it is good; do not say anything unless it is beneficial.”

Source: Extracted from Islamcity


May Allah make us witness many Sha'aban and make righteousness in the month easier for us (Ameen)

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by AntiChristian: 3:33pm On Mar 19
Ramadan remains 36+ days!

For those of us that still fast from Rajab to Ramadan + 6 Shawwal,

Shun those innovations! The Prophet never did that nor did he command any of us to do that!
All innovations is misguidance.

Do not suffer yourself for nothing!

We ask Allah to accept the little good deeds we do.

May Allah guide us and our leaders aright.

May we defeat Covid 19 and Lasaa illness soon.

Aamin.

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Rashduct4luv(m): 10:34am On Mar 20
Alhamdulillah for the light of Islam!

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Patrioticman007(m): 10:35am On Mar 20
Masha Allah.
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by InfoSources: 10:37am On Mar 20
AntiChristian:
Ramadan remains 36+ days!

For those of us that still fast from Rajab to Ramadan + 6 Shawwal,

Shun those innovations! The Prophet never did that nor did he command any of us to do that!
All innovations is misguidance.

Do not suffer yourself for nothing!

We ask Allah to accept the little good deeds we do.

May Allah guide us and our leaders aright.

May we defeat Covid 19 and Lasaa illness soon.

Aamin.

Anti Christian.. You are evil for opposing Christians.. Terrorist!!!

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by ContractKiller: 10:37am On Mar 20
I thought you guys would come with humor for us this morning. Please don't disappoint with your next post. This is too dry grin

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by ContractKiller: 10:38am On Mar 20
You mean camel urine and black seed is not working anymore? grin

AntiChristian:
Ramadan remains 36+ days!

For those of us that still fast from Rajab to Ramadan + 6 Shawwal,

Shun those innovations! The Prophet never did that nor did he command any of us to do that!
All innovations is misguidance.

Do not suffer yourself for nothing!

We ask Allah to accept the little good deeds we do.

May Allah guide us and our leaders aright.

May we defeat Covid 19 and Lasaa illness soon.

Aamin.

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by saifuhot: 10:41am On Mar 20
Lukgaf:




What is Shaaban?

Sha’bān is the eight-month of the Islamic lunar calendar; the month that precedes Ramadan. The literal meaning of the word Shaban is something that is successively developing or uninterruptedly increasing. This is a month in which the Prophet incessantly fasted.

‘A’ishah, the wife of the Prophet (pbuh) said, “I never saw the Prophet fasting (voluntary) fast more in any other month than that of Shaban. He used to fast throughout the month.” [Al-Bukhāri]When the Prophet was asked why fasted so much in Sha’bān; the Prophet replied; “There is a month between Rajab and Ramadān of which many people are neglectful; it is the month in which deeds are raised (for evaluation) to the Lord of the universe, and I love to be in a state of fasting when my deeds are taken up for evaluation.” [an-Nisā’i]

From this hadith we learn that …

The Prophet fasted consistently in Shaban. The reason for that fast being that deeds are elevated for evaluation,
and the best condition to have one’s deeds evaluated in in a state of fasting.

Here we keep in mind the words of the Prophet pertaining to the special nature of the ‘ibādah of siyām/fasting; “Every deed of a human being is for himself except fasting; it is for me and I will personally reward that”. [al-Bukhāri]

Importantly, this month, let us avoid argumentation, harbor no hate and rather be more loving. Wise ones have said; “imbue yourselves with the qualities of Allah”. The qualities of the Divine and those characteristics pleasing to the Divine are indeed the best qualities to imbibe and to nurture. Allah is al-Wadūd /Most Loving and a believer should imbibe these qualities and manifest it at a human level. It is in this spirit that our beloved Prophet (pbuh) advised; The Prophet said, The peak of reasoning after accepting faith in the Divine is being affectionate towards people, and doing good to others, irrespective of their being pious or sinful. [Bayhaqi]



Finally,

Take heed of the lessons of Shaban
Our learned admonish us;

قد مضى شهر رجب، ودخل شعبان، وفاز من فاز بالتقرب والاستعداد في رجب لرمضان، ودخل شعبان والناس عنه غافلة

Rajab has passed and Shaban has entered; successful are those who successfully prepared themselves with proximity to Allah in Rajab for Ramadān; but now that Shaban has entered, people are heedless/neglectful.

On the night of Nisf Shaban, leading to the special month of Ramadan; let us acknowledge that the right thing to do is always the best thing to do. Let us do all forms of good with the best of intentions; and avoid any form of evil in all of its dimensions. Realize that our deeds are evaluated and that we will be held accountable. Let us not be argumentative and hateful, let us rather be loving and compassionate. In keeping with the name of Shaban, the ever-increasing, May Allah increase us in goodness and heed the Prophetic advice (as documented by Tibrani); “Do not engage in any act unless it is good; do not say anything unless it is beneficial.”

Source: Extracted from Islamcity


May Allah make us witness many Sha'aban and make righteousness in the month easier for us (Ameen)

Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by marvin906(m): 10:44am On Mar 20
in DJ Khalid voice
another Friday

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by kels4fun(m): 10:46am On Mar 20
Y
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by ambitiouschap: 10:48am On Mar 20
marvin906:
in DJ Khalid voice
another Friday

This is where you get solace everytime kiddo
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Aysha110(f): 10:48am On Mar 20
Masha Allah jaxakallahu khairan.

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Albertone(m): 10:53am On Mar 20
Lol you guys are in the 8th month of 1441
While we are in 3rd month of 2020


Spirit of backwardness,die by fire!!!

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Albertone(m): 10:55am On Mar 20
Aysha110:
Masha Allah jaxakallahu khairan.
yen yen yen

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by marvin906(m): 11:06am On Mar 20
ambitiouschap:


This is where you get solace everytime kiddo



yes Grandpa

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by rowrowland: 11:07am On Mar 20
Lukgaf:


The peak of reasoning after accepting faith in the Divine is being affectionate towards people, and doing good to others, irrespective of their being pious or sinful.

May Allah make us witness many Sha'aban and make righteousness in the month easier for us (Ameen)

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Ausrichie(m): 11:11am On Mar 20
Albertone:
Lol you guys are in the 8th month of 1441
While we are in 3rd month of 2020


Spirit of backwardness,die by fire!!!
I'm not a muslim or a Christian. But are you a Christian?
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by budisng: 11:13am On Mar 20
Ausrichie:

Will you stop being an idiot and have some respect


when an idiot identifies an idiot, they become idiotic, welcome to world of idiocracy, EWU! Anu Mpama!!

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Ausrichie(m): 11:14am On Mar 20
budisng:



when an idiot identifies an idiot, they become idiotic, welcome to world of idiocracy, EWU! Anu Mpama!!
Just look at you get out before I report you to the mods.
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Albertone(m): 11:15am On Mar 20
Ausrichie:

I'm not a muslim or a Christian. But are you a Christian?
Yes I am a Christian

Why asking?
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Ausrichie(m): 11:17am On Mar 20
Albertone:
Yes I am a Christian

Why asking?
Does Christianity allow for Religious tolerance. By this I mean tolerating other religions.
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by AdmiralDru(m): 11:26am On Mar 20
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Does the Quran really contain over a hundred verses that sanction violence?

The Quran contains at least 109 verses that speak of war with nonbelievers, usually on the basis of their status as non-Muslims. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, most verses of violence in the Quran are open-ended, meaning that they are not necessarily restrained by historical context contained in the surrounding text (although many Muslims choose to think of them that way). They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subject to interpretation as anything else in the Quran.

The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God. Most contemporary Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book's call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Islam's apologists cater to these preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally don't stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.

Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to balance out those calling for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad's own martial legacy, along with the remarkable emphasis on violence found in the Quran, have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.
Quran
Quran (2:244) - "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things." (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot. (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (3:56) - "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help." (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority". This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be 'joining companions to Allah'). (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward." The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, who were led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. This is the theological basis for today's suicide bombers. (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (Satan, etc.). So fight you against the friends of Shaitan (Satan)" The Arabic for the word "fight" is from qital, meaning physical combat.

Quran (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks." (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (4:95) - "Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home).Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward " This passage criticizes "peaceful" Muslims who do not join in the violence, letting them know that they are less worthy in Allah's eyes. It also demolishes the modern myth that "Jihad" doesn't mean holy war in the Quran, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is this Arabic word (mujahiduna) used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man's protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad, which would not make sense if it meant an internal struggle). (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (4:101) - "And when you (Muslims) travel in the land, there is no sin on you if you shorten your Salat (prayer) if you fear that the disbelievers may attack you, verily, the disbelievers are ever unto you open enemies." Mere disbelief makes one an "open" enemy of Muslims.

Quran (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain..." Is pursuing an injured and retreating enemy really an act of self-defense? (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement" (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (8:12) - "(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels... "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle, given that it both followed and preceded confrontations in which non-Muslims were killed by Muslims. The targets of violence are "those who disbelieve" - further defined in the next verse (13) as those who "defy and disobey Allah." Nothing is said about self-defense. In fact, the verses in sura 8 were narrated shortly after a battle provoked by Muhammad, who had been trying to attack a lightly-armed caravan to steal goods belonging to other people. (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (8:15) - "O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey's end."

Quran (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah" Some translations interpret "fitna" as "persecution", but the traditional understanding of this word is not supported by the historical context (See notes for 2:193). The Meccans were simply refusing Muhammad access to their city during the pilgrimage. Other Muslims were allowed to travel there - but not as an armed group, since Muhammad had declared war on Mecca prior to his eviction. The Meccans were also acting in defense of their religion, as it was Muhammad's intention to destroy their idols and establish Islam by force (which he later did). Hence the critical part of this verse is to fight until "religion is only for Allah", meaning that the true justification of violence was the unbelief of the opposition. According to the Sira (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 324) Muhammad further explains that "Allah must have no rivals." (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (8:57) - "If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember."

Quran (8:67) - "It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land..."

Quran (8:59-60) - "And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah's Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy." As Ibn Kathir puts it in his tafsir on this passage, "Allah commands Muslims to prepare for war against disbelievers, as much as possible, according to affordability and availability." (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (8:65) - "O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight..."

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by AgentNairaland(f): 11:27am On Mar 20
Now That Kaaba Has Been Shutdown Because Of COVID-19, What Should We Do?
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Aminuabiolamuhd(m): 11:30am On Mar 20
Albertone:
Yes I am a Christian

Why asking?
He's asking because your initial comment depicts exactly who you are. You sounded just like a religious bigot filled with lots of intolerance. It doesn't cost a thing to either love or stay neutral irrespective of your religious inclination.

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Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Albertone(m): 11:31am On Mar 20
Ausrichie:

Does Christianity allow for Religious tolerance. By this I mean tolerating other religions.
I'm not in the best position to answer that.

You can ask pastors, bishops, prophets and reverends that question

Auf wiedersehen
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Ausrichie(m): 11:33am On Mar 20
Albertone:
I'm not in the best position to answer that.

You can ask pastors, bishops, prophets and reverends that question

Auf wiedersehen
What does this auf wiedershen mean I've heard it somewhere?.
Re: The Virtues Of The Month Of Sha'ban by Albertone(m): 11:33am On Mar 20
Aminuabiolamuhd:

He's asking because your initial comment depicts exactly who you are. You sounded just like a religious bigot filled with lots of intolerance. It doesn't cost a thing to either love or stay neutral irrespective of your religious inclination.
Show me the religious bigotry in my initial post!

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