sadaqah specifically on the night of 15th of Sha'baan
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my father was alive, he entrusted me to give sadaqah (charity)
according to my means on the 15th of Sha'baan
every year, and likewise I have been doing this ever since.
However, some people have admonished me for doing so saying
it is not permissible. So is giving sadaqah on the night of
the 15th of Sha'baan
permissible according to the willment of my father or not?
Kindly advise us and may Allaah reward you with good.
specify the giving of sadaqah on the night of the 15th of
every year is an innovation, and despite your father having
entrusted you with that, it is not permissible. It is befitting
you give this sadaqah without specifying the night of the
15th of Sha'baan,
rather do so every year and in whichever month, but without
particularising any one month (on a consistent basis). However,
it is permissible to do so in the month of Ramadhaan
(for the evidence which indicates so).
with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and
salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
al-Bid'u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu - Page 611
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa.
- Fatwa No. 9760