“..for Allaah does not get tired..”

15 Aug

It was narrated from Abu Salamah that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not fast in any month more than Sha’baan, and he used to fast all of Sha’baan and he used to say: “Do as much of good deeds as you can, for Allaah does not get tired (of giving reward) until you get tired.” And the most beloved of prayers to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was that in which one persists even if it is little. When he offered a prayer he would persist in doing so.

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1869; Muslim, 782.

Ahmad (26022), Abu Dawood (2336), al-Nasaa’i (2175) and Ibn Maajah (1648) narrated that Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “I never saw the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fast two consecutive months apart from the fact that he used to join Sha’baan and Ramadaan.”

If it is asked, what is the reason for fasting a great deal during Sha’baan? The answer is:

Al-Haafiz said:

The reason in explained in the report narrated by al-Nasaa’i and Abu Dawood, and classed as saheeh by Ibn Khuzaymah, according to which Usaamah ibn Zayd said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, I do not see you fasting in any month more than in Sha’baan.’ He said, ‘That is a month concerning which many people are heedless, between Rajab and Ramadaan. It is the month is which people’s deeds are taken up to the Lord of the Worlds, and I would like my deeds to be taken up whilst I am fasting.’Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Nasaa’i, 2221.

And Allaah knows best.

Taken from Islam-QA.

2 Responses to ““..for Allaah does not get tired..””

  1. Editor August 15, 2007 at 11:25 pm #

    Jazakillahu khair! I was just reading this hadith on the Lessons of the Day blog:
    A believer is never tired of hearing about good deeds until he enters Paradise. [al Hadith]

  2. Umm Abdullaah August 17, 2007 at 5:54 am #

    jazaakillahu khayran Umm K, I need to read up some more on “the neglected month” i.e. shabaan.

    Anyone else wanna do some research;

    http://www.islamqa.com/ln/php/the_file.php?ln=eng

    What would we do without good ol’ Islamqa eh? (Nooo I am not gettin paid!)

    Ed – Do you have a ref for that hadith…?

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