Shaban - Regular A'amal
The Holy Prophet said:  “Shaa’-ban is my month”.   



Sha'aban Index page

1)  FASTING : Imam Ali bin Husayn Al Zainul Abideen (as) told his companions: “The Holy Prophet (S.A.) used to observe fast during the whole month of Sha’-ban. Therefore whosoever, in love of the Holy Prophet (S.A.), wishes to seek nearness to Allah and receive bounties, favours and rewards in this world and in the Hereafter, must connect Sha’ban with Ramadhan (in the matter of fasting and special prayers).  Holy Prophet Muhammad  al Mustafā (saws) said: "One who fasts for seven days in Sha'abān al Moazam would remain safe from the mischief and evil thoughts of Satan and his gangs. One who fasts for eight days won’t go thirsty from this world and would be satisfied by a pure cistern."[Reference:  Sawaabul A’amaal,  page no. 95]

A Hadith reads that the skies decorate themselves each Thursday in Sha`ban and the angels pray  saying, “O our God, (please do) forgive those who observe fasting on this day and respond to their prayers.”The Holy Prophet (saws) is also reported as saying, “If one observes fasting each Monday and Thursday in Sha`ban, Almighty Allah will grant forty of his needs—twenty pertaining to this world and twenty to the Hereafter.”

 2)   Give Alms/Charity  in HIS name “What are the best deeds that should be done in Sha`ban.” The Imam (a.s) answered, “Almsgiving and seeking forgiveness are the best deeds in Sha`ban. Verily, if anyone of you gives alms in Sha`ban, Almighty Allah will breed that alms in the very same way as you breed your small camels. Hence, this alms will be as huge as Mount Uhud on the Resurrection Day.” It is a rescue from Hell Fire(use )

3)Istighfār during Sha‘bān: ‘Ali b. al-Hasan b. ‘Ali b. Faddāl narrated from his father, who said: I heard ‘Ali b. Mūsā al-Ridā  (a) saying: whoever seeks forgiveness from Allah – the Blessed and Exalted, in Sha‘bān seventy times, Allah will forgive his sins even if they were equal to the number of stars.(Al-Amālī of Sadūq 17; Bihār 94:90)Hence, to seek Almighty Allah’s forgiveness seventy times a day in Sha`ban is equal to seeking His forgiveness seventy Thousand times a day in the other months .Recite 70 times each day

I seek forgiveness of Allah, and, repentant, beseech Him. 


  اسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّهَ وَاسْالُهُ ٱلتَّوْبَة

I seek forgiveness of Allah who is “There is no God save  He”, the Beneficent, the Merciful; the Ever living, the Eternal, and I turn repentant to Him


اسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ ٱلرَحْمٰنُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ ٱلْحَيُّ   ٱلْقَيُّوْمُ  وَاتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ
4)  Recite the following 1000 times, whenever the count reaches 1000, at any time within the month, the a’mal is complete

There is no god save Allah. We do not worship save “He” alone, making religion pure for Him (only), however much the disbelievers be averse.


لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ  وَلاَ نَعْبُدُ إِلاَّ إِيَّاهُ  مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ٱلْمُشْرِكُون

5) Recite the Special Salawaat taught by Imam Ali bin Husayn Al Zaynul Aabideen (A.S.) 

6) Recite Munajat e Shabaniyah with presence of heart.

7) Special Salat for each night of Shaban

8) On every Thursday Fasting is recommended &  Recite 2 Rak-a’t Salat. In every Rak-a’t, after the recitation of Soorah Al Faatih’ah, recite Soorah Al Ikhlaas 100 times. After the Salaam recite Salawaat 100 times.اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

A Hadith reads that the heavens decorate themselves each Thursday in Sha`ban and the angels pray Almighty Allah, saying, “O our God: (please do) forgive him who observe fasting on this day and respond to his prayers.”

9) On Every Friday in Shaban Recite Ziarat Jamia Kabira ( Madrasatul Qaim as per Ayt Qadhi Tabatabai teacher of Irfaniyat to Imam Khomeini)

10) Holy Prophet Muhammad  al Mustafā (S.A.W.W) said  "If a person recites 4 units (Rak’ats) Namaz in the month of Sha’ban, such that in each unit (Rak’at) after Surah-al-Hamd recites 50 times Surah-at-Tawheed, then during death his spirit will be removed with ease, and his grave will become spacious, and on the day of Qiyamat when he comes out of his grave, his face will be shining bright like a full moon and ‘Kalmae Shahadat’ will be on his lips." [Reference: Manazelul Akherah, Chapter 1, page no. 37, Tradition by Sayyed ibne Tawoos ]

11)Recite Holy Quran as much as you can. When Abū Salt al-Harawī visited Imam Ali al-Ridā as in the last week of Sha‘bān, the Imam advised him saying: O Abū Salt . . . devote yourself to what is beneficial for you. Supplicate a lot and do istighfār. Read as much of the Glorious Quran as you can.

Merits of the month of Sha‘bān: From Sa‘īd b. Jubayr, from Ibn ‘Abbās who reported that people mentioned about the merits of Sha‘bān in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (s), so he said: it is a distinguished month and it is my month, the carriers of ‘arsh (Divine Throne) sanctify it and know it’s right, and it is the month in which sustenance is increased for the believers. [Sha‘bān] is the month of performing deeds, the good is multiplied seventy times and the evil is diminished, the sins are forgiven, the good deeds are accepted. [In this month] the Omnipotent (God) -the Exalted (and) the Majestic, takes pride in it at His servants, and looks at those who frequently fast in it and those who frequently pray in it, and boasts about them to the carriers of ‘arsh. (Iqbālof Ibn Tāwūs 684; Wasāil of Hurr al-‘Āmilī, H. 13952)

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