عن عَائِشَةَ رضي الله عنها قالت لم يَكُنْ رسول اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم في الشَّهْرِ من السَّنَةِ أَكْثَرَ صِيَامًا منه في شَعْبَانَ وكان يقول خُذُوا من الْأَعْمَالِ ما تُطِيقُونَ فإن اللَّهَ لَنْ يَمَلَّ حتى تَمَلُّوا وكان يقول أَحَبُّ الْعَمَلِ إلى اللَّهِ ما دَاوَمَ عليه صَاحِبُهُ وَإِنْ قَلَّ

‘A’ishah (rta) said: “God’s Messenger (sws) would fast the most in the month of Sha‘ban from [among all the months of] the year and would say: “Select deeds and activities for which you have strength because God will never get tired; only you will,” and would also say: “The deed most liked by the Almighty is the one that a person does persistently even though it is small [in magnitude].”[1]



[1]. Ibid., vol.1, 540, (no. 782).