Rasulullah (s.a.w) Lecture On The Last Day Of Shaban
Salmaan says that on the last day of Shabaan, Rasulullah (s.a.w) spoke
us and said:
“O People there comes to you a great month now, a most blessed
month, in which is a night greater in value and goodness than a
thousand months. It is a month in which Allah has made fasting
farz by day and has made sunnah the Taraweeh Salaah by night.
Whosoever wants to be close to Allah by doing any good deed, for
such person shall be the reward like the one who had performed afarz in any other time and whoever performs a farz, shall be given
the reward of seventy faraaizh in any other time.”
This is indeed the month of patience and the reward for true
patience is Jannah. It is the month of showing kindness to
everyone. It is the month in which a true believer’s rizq are increased. Whosoever feeds a fasting person in order to break
the fast at iftar(, for him there shall be forgiveness of sins
and freedom from the fire of Jahannam and he shall receive the
same reward as the fasting person without the fasting
person losing any reward.
Thereupon we said,"O Messenger of Allah, not all of us can
afford to give a fasting person something to break his fast with."
Rasulullah j replied, ‘Allah gives the same reward to the one who
gives a fasting person to break the fast, just one date or a drink of
water or a sip of milk.’
This is a month, the first of which brings Allah’s mercy, the
middle of which brings His forgiveness and the last of which brings
freedom from the fire of Jahannam.
Whosoever gives less work to his servants or workers
Allah will forgive him and free him from the fire of Jahannam.
In this month four things you should perform in great number,
two of which shall be to please Allah, while the other two shall be
those which you cannot do without. Those which shall be to please
Allah, are that you should recite in great number the Kalimah
Tayibbah - Laa ilaaha illallah (i.e. To bear witness that there is no godexcept for Allah) and to recite istaghfaar
and as for those which you cannot do without,
you should beg of Allah for entrance into Jannah and ask
protection in Him from Jahannam.
And whoever gives a fasting person water to drink, Allah shall
grant him to drink from our fountain, such a drink, after which that
Person shall never feel thirsty again until he enter in the Jannah.”