The First of Sha’baan

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

On the first of Sha’baan, the Commander of the Faithful (as) passed by a group of a people who were seated in a mosque discussing the subject of destiny. Their voices were raised, as the arguments were heated and the contentions severe. The Commander of the Faithful (as) stopped and greeted them with Peace. They replied, rose in deference to him and requested him to join them. Without heeding their request, he addressed them:

“O people, do not indulge in discussions not beneficial to you. Are you not aware that there are creatures of Allah who, though not dumb or incapacitated, are dumbfounded out of their fear? Whenever they think of the greatness of Allah, their tongues become tied and their hearts feeble, they lose their senses and become confounded by His glory, majesty and magnificence. When they recover from this state, they revert to Allah, regarding themselves sinful though they are distant from sin and error. They are not content with their ordinary labors for Allah, nor do they regard their enormous deeds as plentiful, and constantly engage themselves in efforts for the pleasure of Allah. Whenever you see them in prayer, you will notice them fearful and anxious. How do you compare with them, you the beginners? Are you not aware that the wisest of men are the most quiet and the most ignorant are the most vocal? O people, today is the first of the honored Sha’baan. Allah has so named it as good things (khayraat) are disbursed in this month.”

Ya Haqq!


8 Responses to The First of Sha’baan

  1. koonj says:

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

  2. almiskeenah says:

    Assalamu alaikum, such qualities you have lead us to dear Irving Darvish, may we try to emulate such noble ones and reap as much as we can during this month, becoming the recipients of the khayraat, Ameen.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  3. Danya says:

    Jazak Allah khair for the reminder :)

  4. Aaminah says:

    Asalaamu alaikum.

    What a beautiful reminder. And I had never heard/read this particular story related before, so it is also a new one for me.

  5. Farhana says:

    As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

    Jazak’Allah for the wonderful post. May Allah guide us and give us the strength to make the most of this month, and the month to follow. Ameen.

    Wa’alaykum as-salaam

  6. musicalchef says:

    Happy Shaban and thanks for the reminder!

  7. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Sisters:

    Thank you all for the kind comments :) It is a worthy story and reminder to be wise and quiet this month and even more so in the month of Ramadan to come.

    Ya Haqq!

  8. Raza Rumi says:

    Happy Shaaban and reminding us of the importance of this month..

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