Â’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said:
“The Messenger (peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) used to fast until we thought he would never break his fast, and not fast until we thought he would never fast. I never saw the Messenger of Allâh fasting for an entire month except in Ramadân, and I never saw him fast more than he did in Sha’bân.”
[Narrated by al-Bukhârî, Muslim]
Today marks the 1st of Sha’ban 1433. There were positive moon sighting reports from Morocco and South Africa last night and therefore the month of Sha’ban has now commenced.
May Allah grant us a long enough life span to meet the month of Ramadan with open arms insha Allah.