Today is the longest day of the year, summer solstice, but also the beginning of a precious time for Muslims: the first of the Islamic month of Sha’baan, which comes right before Ramadan (the most blessed months of the year, the month of fasting).
Subhanallah, there it is again, the beginning of this precious time of devotion and extended worship, full of virtues, blessings and benefits, inchaallah.
It is Sunnah (recommended) to fast in the first half of this month, just as the Prophet (sws) did, and it is the perfect time to prepare oneself, the house and the environment for the upcoming Ramadan.
Aisha (raa) said: “I never saw the Messenger of Allah (sws) fast for a complete month except for Ramadan, and I never saw him do more fasting in any month than he did in Sha’baan” Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim
The Prophet (sws) said: “That is a month that people neglect. It comes between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which the deeds are raised to the Lord of the Worlds. I love my deeds to be raised while I am fasting.” Reported by An-Nasaa’i and Abu Daoud
Wishing you a month full of blessings and personal growth! Salam aleikoum.