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Question: Is standing the night of the 15th of Sha'baan in prayer and
 fasting during it's day legislated?

 Response: Nothing firm and reliable has been established on the authority of
 the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) that he stood in prayer in the
 night and fasted during the day of the 15th of Sha'baan. So the night of the
 15th of Sha'baan is like any other night, and if someone is a regular
 worshipper during other nights, then he may stand the night in prayer on
 this night without assuming anything special (because of it being the night
 of the 15th of Sha'baan) . This is because specifying a time for any act of
 worship requires a authentic proof, so if there is no authentic proof then
 the act is regarded as an innovation and all innovations are misguidance.
 Likewsie, regarding specifically fasting during the 15th day of Sha'baan,
 then no (authentic) proof has been established on the authority of the
 Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) to indicate the legislation of
 fasting on that particular day.

 As for that which is mentioned from the ahaadeeth regarding this subject,
 then all of it is weak as the people of knowledge have indicated. However,
 whoever has the habit of fasting the 13th, 14th and 15th (of every month),
 then he can continue and fast during Sha'baan as he fasts during the other
 months, without assuming anything special about the 15th of Sha'baan. Also,
 the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) used to increase in fasting
 during this month (Sha'baan) , however, he did not particularise the 15th
 day, rather proceeded as per norm.

 Shaykh Ibn Fowzaan

 al-Bid'u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa asla lahu - Page 614

 Noorun alad-Darb Fataawa Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fowzaan - Volume 1, Page 87


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