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Wisdom of the Week (April 28, 2017):

Nisf of Sha'ban

Ali Ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (SAW) said:
    "Perform the night vigil prayers on the night of mid-Sha'ban and fast its day [i.e. the day preceding it] for Allah descends to the lowest heaven at sunset of that night and says: 'Is there anyone asking for forgiveness that I may forgive him? Is there anyone asking for sustenance that I may grant him sustenance? Is there anyone under trial that I may relieve him? Is there anyone such and such..., is there anyone such-and-such?' And so forth until the break of dawn" [Ibn Majah]
According to this hadith the position of the Ahle-Sunnah-Wal-Jamaa in the four schools of thought is to celebrate the night of the 15th of Sha'ban by doing a lot of qiyyam al-layl, acts of worship, dua, and fasting the 15th of Sha'ban, so we will get the full reward inshaAllah.

So here in MIC we encourage the whole community to participate in this blessed night by doing lots of worship and fasting that day. As you see in flyer posted under Programs and Events we will have group iftar on that day.