Darul Arqam Educational Trust

Welcoming Rajab

Merits of Rajab By the bounty of Allah we are in the blessed month of Rajab. Rajab is one of the four sacred months. It stands alone, unlike the other three which come together. The Prophet ﷺ said: “Rajab is the month of Allah, Sh`bān is my month, and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah.” Narrated by al Suyuti. The fact that it is the month of Allah means that it is worthy of veneration and the Messenger of Allah ﷺ himself would venerate it. When the month entered he would seek its blessings, saying:

“O Allah bless us in Rajab and Sha`bān and enable us to reach Ramadān!” – Narrated by Ahmad.

Rajab is the key to the months of goodness which follow it. For that reason, Imam Abu Bakr al Warraq said: “in the month of Rajab you sow the seeds, in Sha`ban you irrigate them and in Ramadan you reap the harvest.” He also said: “Rajab is like a wind, Sha`ban is like a cloud and Ramadan is like rain.” Rajab was the month in which the Prophet’s blessed parents were married, and the month in which Sayyida Aminah became pregnant with the best of creation ﷺ.

Most of the scholars say that the Isra’ (Night Journey) and the Miraj (Ascension) took place on the 27 th night of Rajab. This was the night on which the Messenger of Allah ﷺ received the greatest ennoblement that is possible for a created being to receive from Allah. When one of the pious scholars became ill, he said: “I have asked Allah to delay my death until the month of Rajab because I have heard that those that die in that month are saved from the Fire.” Allah answered his supplication and he died in Rajab.

Our Master Ali, may Allah be well pleased with him, used to spend four nights in worship – The first night of Rajab, The nights before the two Eids, The 15th night of Sha`bān.

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