The merit of the night of the middle of Sha’bān is strongly debated among Muslims. Some celebrating the night and fasting the following day, whilst others declaring it an innovation.
Author: Abū ‘Abd Allāh I. Damiel
Much confusion surrounds this day. Some Muslims treat this occasion as a day of celebration and joy, and a time where special dishes are prepared. Conversely, some spend the very same day, beating and injuring themselves, and marking it as a day of sadness and mourning.