Ma’la on Ramadan: Companions supplicate for Ramadan all year round

Ibn Rajab reported: Ma’la ibn al-Fadl, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The companions would supplicate to Allah for six months prior that they would reach Ramadan. Then, they would supplicate to him for six months afterward to accept their deeds.”

Source: Laṭā’if al-Ma’ārif 1/138

عن ابن رجب قال معلى بن الفضل رحمه الله كانوا يعني الصحابة يدعون الله ستة أشهر أن يبلغهم رمضان ثم يدعونه ستة أشهر أن يتقبله منهم

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