Sha'ban (Arabic: شَعْبَان‎, Šaʿbān) is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month of "separation", so called because the pagan Arabs used to disperse in search of water.
The fifteenth night of this month is known as the "Night of Records" (Laylat al-Bara'at).


Rebecca Masterton, Dr Rebecca Masterton graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature; an MA in Comparative East Asian and African Literature and a PhD in Islamic literature of West Africa. She has been... Answered 11 months ago

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 2 years ago


Thank you for your question. It is recommended to fast for both the months of Rajab and Shaban.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 2 years ago

Yes of course. In fact it is mentioned in many Hadeeths from the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and his Holy Progeny Ahlul Bayt (AS) that it is recommended to fast any number of days or the whole month of Rajab and any number of days or the whole month of Sha'ban for those who can, and for those who can not fast the whole month, then to fast any number of days in Rajab and Sha'ban. The Prophet (SAWA) himself used to fast the whole month of Sha'ban and used to link it with fasting of the month of Ramadhan.