A Series of Reminders About The Month of Sha’bān

The 100 Rak’ah Salāh That Is Prayed On The 1st & 27th Night Of Rajab And On The 15th Night Of Sha’bān Is An Innovation

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله said: “As for inventing a Salāh that comprises of a specific number of rak’āt where a specific number of verses are recited at a specific time and is prayed as an optional prayer congregationally like the following salawāt (prayers): “Ṣalāt ar-Raghā`ib that is prayed on the first Jumu’ah of Rajab, or the al-Alfiyyah (i.e. the 100 rak’ah Salāh wherein Sūrah al-Ikhlās is recited 1000 times) that is prayed in the beginning of Rajab, or the 15th of Sha’bān, or the 27th night of Rajab and others like this, then this was not legislated by consensus of the Imams of Islām as stated by the ‘Ulamā’ who are reliable. No one will invent such a Ṣalāh except that is ignorant and is an innovator.”

● [الفتاوى الكبرى ٢٣٩/٢]