Download PDF: [S] The 15th night of Sha’baan

It is mentioned that once while Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – was travelling, he noticed a very beautiful mountain and decided to go and see this mountain. As he neared this mountain he noticed a large rock which was whiter than milk at the bottom of this mountain. He started to walk around this boulder when Almighty Allah sent him a message, “O ‘Isa, you are amazed by what you are seeing. Shall I not reveal something even more amazing to you?”


He replied that he indeed wanted to see something even more amazing than this. Suddenly, this large boulder split open and inside this rock he saw a person in Ibadah. This person was covered in clothing made from hair. He had a green stick in his hand and in front of him, there were fresh grapes. He was also standing and reading his Salaah.


After he had completed, Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – asked him, “How long have you been busy in making the Ibadah of Allah inside this rock?”


He replied, “For four hundred years.”


Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – then declared, “O Allah! Can I ask whether You have made a creature more noble than this?”


Almighty Allah sent Revelation, “Without doubt, from the Ummah of the Nabi Muhammad – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – whoever finds the month of Sha’baan and in the fifteenth night reads Salaah on this night, then his Salaah is even more excellent than the four hundred years of Ibadah of this person.”


When he heard this Divine Declaration, Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – made Du’a that if only he could be in the Ummah of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. (Nawaadir Al Qalyubi)