Month of Sha’ban

The month of Sha’ban has arrived. This year, the first day of the month of Sha’ban falls on February 12th or 13th. This month immediately precedes the month of Ramadan, so Muslims should prepare themselves for the arrival of the month of Ramadan. There is a famous saying: “Rajab is the month of sowing, Shaban is the month of watering, and Ramadan is the time of harvesting.” It is also said that “Rajab is characterized by forgiveness and mercy, Sha’ban is characterized by purification, and Ramadan is characterized by multiple rewards.” In other words, in the months of Rajab and Sha’ban preceding Ramadan, a person gradually prepares for the arrival of the month of Ramadan – increasing his worship so that during Ramadan he can reap a “harvest” of numerous good deeds.