Is this statement authentically attributed to Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah)?
Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) has stated: “I have heard that du’as are accepted by Almighty Allah on five nights:
1) The night of Jumu’ah,
2 and 3) The nights of the two ‘Eids,
4) The first night of Rajab,
5) The middle (15th) night of Sha’ban”
Yes, it is authentically attributed to Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah). He has mentioned this in his book, Al Umm.
(Al Umm, vol. 2 pg. 485)
Also see here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar