Book Name:Shaban ul Muazzam main nafil ibadaat
اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ! At the time of relaying this incident of travelling with a Madani Qafilah, one year has passed and I still have my job and the pain has not returned.
جوڑ جوڑ آپ کے، ہوں اگر دُکھ رہے کر کے ہمّت چلیں، قافِلے میں چلو
تنگدستی مِٹے، رِزق سُتھرا ملے دَر کرم کے کُھلیں، قافِلے میں چلو
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
Dear Islamic brothers! We should also make it our routine to travel with Madani Qafilahs by being associated with the Madani environment because by virtue of its blessings, the worries of this world and the Hereafter will be removed. We will also be blessed with the enthusiasm to respect these sacred days and we shall receive the yearning to worship in these days. Our pious predecessors and holy saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی were also fully aware of the importance of this sacred month, therefore, they used to increase their Nafl worships, and when the blessed month of Ramadan arrived, they used to be overjoyed, and their passion for worship increased further.
Blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُم and reception of Sha’ban
Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has stated, ‘When the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم saw the moon of Sha’ban, they would busy themselves with reciting the Holy Quran. Muslims would pay Zakah of their possessions so that the weak and the poor could also fast in the month of Ramadan. The governors would summon the prisoners to enforce sentence on the criminals and others were set free. Businessmen would pay off their debts and collect their dues. (In this way, they would get free to worship before the appearance of the moon of Ramadan), and as soon as the moon of Ramadan appeared, they would perform Ghusl and (some) would start observing ‘I’tikaf.’
(Ghunya-tut-Talibeen, vol. 1, pp. 246)
آ گیا رمضاں عبادت پر کمر اب باندھ لو