Salamah ibn Suhayl used to say:
“The month of Sha’baan is the month of reciters (of the Qur’aan).”
Habeeb ibn Abi Thaabit used to say, when Sha’baan came, “This is the month of reciters (of the Qur’aan).”
When Sha’baan came, ‘Amr ibn Qays al-Malaa’i used to close his store and devote his time to reading the Qur’aan.
Usamah ibn Zaid inquired: “O Messenger of Allaah, I never find you fasting in any month like you do during the month of Sha`baan.” The Prophet responded: “That is the month the people neglect. It comes between Rajab and Ramadaan. It is a month in which the deeds are raised to the Lord of the Worlds. I love that my deeds be raised while I am fasting.” [An-Nasaa’i, authenticated by ibn Khuzaimah. Hasan according to al-Albaani]
More on the month of Sha’baan.