Shukr to Allāh جل جلاله, today is the second of the three holy months. Rajab is over. We have entered the holy month of Sha‘bān, shukr to Allāh جل جلاله. This month is the month of our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. It has great blessing. Our Holy Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam used to fast most in this month, after Ramaḍān. Sha‘bānu l-Mu‘aẓẓam Mukarram (Sha’bān, the Exalted and Honoured) is a month which contains great bounty. Allāh جل جلاله grants different favours each and every day. The grants of this month are great. Their greatness is for the honour of our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Worship performed in this month is preparation for Ramaḍān. The worship of Ramaḍān becomes complete.
And people will profit from the bounty of the three holy months. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla will grant people who do this the greatest of grants. If He جل جلاله has written it for you, it is a great honour. There are holy nights in this month, especially the night of the fifteenth. On this night, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla assigns who will remain, and who will go, and what the portion of rizq will be for the coming year. Who is to stay will stay. Who is to go will go. Therefore, making du‘ā’ on this night brings the favours of Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. He جل جلاله bestows His جل جلاله favours. Who doesn’t forget Allāh جل جلاله, Allāh جل جلاله won’t forget him. He جل جلاله shows mercy to whomever wants it. Who doesn’t want it knows for himself. Because who asks, wants goodness. Who doesn’t ask, doesn’t want anything. Therefore, his condition is difficult. To do good, which is like this… Every day is precious in people’s lives. They should do goodness every day. They should obey Allāh جل جلاله. They should make du‘ā’ that He جل جلاله increases their love to our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم The three months are for giving bounteous grants. The holy nights in these three months are even greater gifts from Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla to humanity, to people. But people don’t appreciate them. They appreciate useless things. They don’t appreciate precious things.
May Allāh جل جلاله let all of us know these good things. And may He جل جلاله let us know things that are not good so that we do not approach them. May we do the good things. May we not waste our lives and days.
There are duties in this month, of course. The greatest duty we must do is to make more ṣalawāt to our Holy Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. Tasbīḥāt, Ikhlāṣ, Āyatu l-Kursī, lā￼ilāha illā Llāh, reading Qur’ān and Dalā’il al-Khayrāt. Don’t forget them. Many people cannot do it in other months. They should do at least during these months: Rajab, Sha‘bān, and Ramaḍān. It is the season of the holy months. It is a beautiful season. May Allāh جل جلاله bless it for all of us.
May He جل جلاله protect us from disasters. As we are living in the end of times, it is unclear what will happen. As no one is secure, our security is to seek refuge in Allāh جل جلاله. There is no other security. As Nūḥ ‘alayhi s-salām told his son when he said, “I will hide on top of the mountain,” even on top of the mountain your are not protected, if Allāh جل جلاله doesn’t protect you.
Therefore, we seek refuge in Allāh جل جلاله. May Allāh جل جلاله help us. May Allāh جل جلاله protect people and our īmān. Our īmān is more important than our life. May Allāh جل جلاله protect it, in shā’a Llāh. Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq.
We are al-ḥamdu liLlāh, we come to, Allāh جل جلاله make us to reach, second holy month. First, Rajab, al-ḥamdu liLlāh finished. Today, for us, first of Sha‘bān. Sha‘bānu l-Mu‘aẓẓam Mukarram, month of Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. Second one from holy blessed months, three months: Rajab, Sha‘bān, Ramaḍān. One month also passed from our life. Good month, in shā’a Llāh. This month, Allāh جل جلاله accept what we done, and Allāh جل جلاله bless people who are… Many people this month also, there was earthquake and they lost, many people lost, their life, or their, many things. It was big, but Allāh جل جلاله will reward who believe Him جل جلاله and was – he not lose anything. Who lose his life? Who not following Allāh جل جلاله. Other people, they are not losing anything. They are win[ning] everything, in shā’a Llāh.
This is month we said, al-ḥamdu liLlāh, blessed holy month. Each day to pray more, to keep your praying more, to fasting, also. Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, he صلى الله عليه وسلم was fasting in Sha‘bān. After Ramaḍān, the most month he صلى الله عليه وسلم was fasting – this month. He صلى الله عليه وسلم not fasting all, because, if he صلى الله عليه وسلم fast, it will be for us also farḍ. For this, he صلى الله عليه وسلم was fasting, and breaking. But the most after Ramaḍān, this month he صلى الله عليه وسلم was [fasting]. He صلى الله عليه وسلم sign for us to make this, from which Allāh جل جلاله give from His جل جلاله reward, more than any time else.
So, this we are trying to follow him صلى الله عليه وسلم, in shā’a Llāh, and to prepare ourselves for Ramaḍān. Old people, old time people – This time people they are not knowing anything. Only few people they are taking care about these months. Even, who will claim they are Muslim, they make Muslim to be [in] doubt for this. “This is, you do wrong. You are fasting? You are mushrik, you are ahlu l-bid‘ah. You praying? You are ahlu l-bid‘ah, you are mushrik also.” But, when you worship Allāh جل جلاله, you are, they said, doing good. They not interfere with other people. All they are make – shayṭān make them to make people not to make any worshipping for Allāh جل جلاله, to come near more for Allāh جل جلاله, near for Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam – They don’t want this. Only they want to be accept them, and do what they are doing, which [is] taking īmān, belief from your heart, and throwing away.
But this month make people following Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam making sunnah, praying, fasting, preparing for Ramaḍān, to prepare with their Zakāt, and their business, to be ready for Ramaḍān. It will be, Allāh جل جلاله accept this, and reward them, and give them ￼barakah and keep them safe. Because, in this month also, many good nights, blessed nights, especially the night of fifteen, Laylatu l-Barā’ah, which it is everything from year to year, Allāh جل جلاله write what will happen for people, for rizq, for drought, for rain, for everything in this night also writing. For this we must be ask for from Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla to give us the best thing. To give us health, and wealth, and strong īmān, in shā’a Llāh – this is: ” ‘Afwa wa-l-‘āfiyata wa-l-mu‘āfāta l-dā’imah”, in shā’a Llāh.
This is very important month and there is many thing – waẓīfah. Especially, you must read – many people they cannot read other times – Qur’ān, every day one juz’. From Dalā’il al-Khayrāt also, and as much you can do from ṣalawāt for Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. You pray also Sūrah Ikhlāṣ, Āyatu l-Kursī, lā ilāha illā Llāh. As much you can do, you can do. Very few if you do, even it is – you win. Don’t make your life going without tak[ing] from this jewel for your last, next life, you take. Take as much you can. Allāh جل جلاله make it a blessed month and, in shā’a Llāh, be protected from every bad thing, from fitnah, from balā’. This world we are living in time, end of time. Everything which Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, he صلى الله عليه وسلم was saying in this time, many thing, balā’ coming: like many earthquake, many flood, many war, killing.
We are living in this time, but we protect ourselves with du‘ā’ and ṣadaqah and, in shā’a Llāh, to tawakkal ‘alá Llāh (trust in Allāh جل جلاله) in shā’a Llāh. Allāh جل جلاله protect you and make us to be safe, in shā’a Llāh.