Sahl ibn Sa’d (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Verily, there is a gate in Paradise called Al-Rayyan, through which only those who fasted will enter on the Day of Resurrection. It will be said: Where are those who fasted that they may enter? When the last of them enter, it will be closed and no one else will go through it.” (Bukhari 1797, Muslim 1152)
As Shaban (Islamic month) begins, those prepared to reap Allah’s reward and gain His pleasure through fasting get ready to present their best deeds in the best manner. It is the perfect time to sanitize all deeds and actions and convert them into desirable ones.
This particular series of fasting – 15 days of Shaban, 1 month of Ramadan and 6 days of