Questioner: Can we fast and observe Tahajjud prayer on the 15th of Sha’baan?
Dr Sharof: You can, but
it is an innovation. You did not ask about whether it is permissible to engage in (prayer and fasting connecting it to I5th of Sha’baan); you asked if it can be done. Every innovation can be done, that is why people engage in them. You should have asked the question: ‘Is it permissible?’ (Then the response would have been that) it is not permissible because it is an innovation. Fasting and observing Tahajjud on the fifteen of Sha’baan (singling this day out) is an innovation. We have explained it in details in our lectures regarding the acts of worship ascribed to some specific days. For this reason, it is an innovation.
[SOURCE: “Question and Answer session of the clip titled, ‘Justice in Islaam’; DATE: “06/05/2017]
Translated by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey