The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa said, “To specify the giving of sadaqah (voluntary charity) on the night of the 15th of Sha’baan every year is an innovation…it is not permissible.
It is befitting you give this sadaqah (voluntary charity) 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).
And 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.”
Ref: 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
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