Nisfu Sya'ban falls on the 15th day of the month of Sya'ban according to the Hijrah calendar.

During this month, Muslims are encouraged to perform special prayers in the hopes of obtaining blessings and forgiveness from Allah (SWT) and to fast.

On the evening of Nisfu Sya'ban, it's a common practice for Muslims to recite the Surah Yasin after the Maghrib prayers, followed by special doa or prayers.

Meanwhile, the sighting of the moon to determine the first day of the fasting month of Ramadhan will take place on August 31, 2008.

Doa Nisfu Syaaban

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The benefits of reciting the surah Yasin during nisfu syaaban

The reciting on the night of nisfu sha'ban has become a practice of the learned and the righteous for hundreds of years.

The surah is not long, and is frequently recited in group and contains great blessings.

Amongst with, the Prophet, prayer and peace be on him, ever said - whosoever recites the surah Yasin once, it is written by Allah the Exalted for him as if he had recited the Qur'an ten times.

If it is asked is there any one who is able to recite the Qur'an ten times in a night, the answer would yes, it would be possible, but for most it is not possible.

As such, God be praised, those who recite the surah YaSin as many as 3 times on the night of nisfu Sha'ban will receive the merit of reciting the Qur'an 30 times.

The Prophet prayer and peace be on him, often explained that Allah the Exalted gives rewards for each letter of the Qur'an that is recited.

Do not consider "Alif Lam Meem" as one letter, but Alif as one letter, Lam as one letter, and Meem as one letter.

The Prophet, prayer and peace be on him, said - for every thing there is a heart, and the heart of the Qur'an is the Surah YaSin.

He prayer and peace be on him, also said - the YaSin is read for a thing, and for that it is (that is, the surah YaSin is read with whatever intent whatsoever).

The Prophet, prayer and peace be on him, said also - Whosoever recites YaSin, his sins sill be forgiven by God; and whosoever recites it whilst hungry, God will fill him; and whosoever recites it whilst lost, God will guide; whosoever recites it whilst in loss, God will make him find; whosoever recites it over food out of worry that it is not sufficient, God will give him sufficiency; whosoever recites it over a dying person, God will ease the death; whosoever recites it over a birthing woman, God will ease the birthing.

There are numerous hadith that show the greatness of the surah YaSin.

So also there are numerous hadith from the Prophet, prayer and peace be on him, that enourage worship and prayer on the night of nisfu Sha'ban.

Therefore it would be wise for one to begin his/her worship with reciting the surah YaSin that forms the heart of the Qur'an and thereafter to pray to God the Exalted.

1 comment:

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