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Hadith #6

6 - حَدَّثَنا المُظَفَّر بْنِ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ المُظَفَّر العَلَوِي السَمَرْقَنْدِيُّ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا جَعْفَرِ بْنِ‏مَسْعُودقالَ: حَدَّثَنا عَلِىِّ بْنِ الحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِىِّ بْنِ فضال قالَ: حَدَّثَنا مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الوَلِيد، عَن العَبَّاسِ بْنِ هِلالٍ قالَ: سَمِعتُ أَبَا الحَسَن عَلِىِّ بْنِ مُوسَى الرِّضا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ يَقُولُ من صام من شَعْبانَ يَوْماً واحِداً اِبْتِغاءَ ثواب اللَّه دَخَلَ الجَنَّة وَمن استغفر اللَّه سَبْعِينَ مَرَّةً فِي كُلِّ يَوْمَ من شَعْبانَ حَشَرَهُ اللَّه يَوْمَ القيامة فِي زمرة رَسُولَ اللَّهِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَوجبت لَهُ من اللَّه الكرمة وَمن تَصَدَّقَ فِي شَعْبانَ بِصَدَقَةِ وَلَوْ بشق تمرة حَرَّمَ اللَّه جَسَدَهُ عَلَى النَّارِ وَمن صام ثَلاثَةَ أيَّام ‏من شَعْبانَ‏وصلها بِصِيامِ شَهْرِ رَمَضان كَتَبَ اللَّه صوم شَهْرِين متتابعين.

26-6 Al-Mudhaffar ibn Ja’far Al-Mudhaffar al-Alawi As-Samarqandi - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ja’far ibn Muhammad ibn Mas’ood quoted on the authority of his father, on the authority of Ali ibn Al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Fadhdhal, on the authority of Muhammad ibn al-Waleed, on the authority of Al-Abbas ibn Hilal, “I heard Abul Hassan Ali ibn Musa Al-Ridha (s) say, ‘Whoever fasts on one of the days in the (Arabic) month of Sha’ban for the sake of God or repents seventy times on one of the days in the (Arabic) month of Sha’ban will be resurrected by the Honorable the Exalted God along with the nation of God’s Prophet (s). He will deserve to receive an honor from God. God will forbid the Fire from touching the corpse of whoever gives some charity in the (Arabic) month of Sha’ban, even if it be as much as half of a date. God will record two consecutive months of fasting for whoever fasts for three days in the (Arabic) month of Sha’ban and continues on fasting for the (Arabic) month of Ramadhan.’”