I would like to know the procedure for nafl [optional] Salah for the fifteenth (15th) of Sha’ban.



There are no specific types of Salah prescribed for the fifteenth (15th) of Sha’ban.

(Refer: Lataiful Ma’arif, pg. 263 and Islamic Months of Mufti Taqi Uthmani, pg. 63 and pg. 74- 79)

In addition to du’a and istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala), on this night one should engage in any act of worship that one feels comfortable with. Optional Salah may also be observed.

Innovations should be avoided.

Kindly see here for a detailed article on the virtue of this night and here for a suggested format for ‘ibadah [worship] on auspicious nights like the fifteenth of Sha’ban


And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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