Dhul QadahDhul Qadah is the second last month of the Islamic calendar. It is from the word “Qa’ada,” which means to sit; this is the third holy month in which battling was illegal. So, The individuals additionally used to stop their personal and business activities in this month and sit and get ready for the Hajj (Pilgrimage). Therefore, this is additionally a sacred month.
Indeed, the number of months with Allāh is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allāh [from] the day He created the heavens and the Earth. [Al-Tauba:36]Shaikh Sayyiduna Abdul Qadir Jilani (May Allah be pleased with him) said in his book:
“The number of months in the sight of Allah is 12 months. “Book of Almighty Allah” already inscribed these months. that is, on the Well-Kept Tablet [al-lawh al-Mahfuz] – “on the day when He created the heavens and the earth; four of them are sacred….”The names of the sacred four months are Rajab, Dhul Qadah, Dhul Hijja, and Muharram. So, One of these holy months remains in disconnection, to be specific Rajab, while the other three happen in a back-to-back arrangement. Abu Bakrah (R) narrates that the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.) said:
“The year is twelve months of which four are sacred, the three consecutive months of Dhul Qadah, Dhu’l-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab which comes between Jumada and Sha’ban.”
Events Occur in Dhul Qadah month:
- In the year 5 A.H., The battle of Khandaq and Ahzab took place.
- In the year 6 A.H, Truce of Hudaubiyah and Bay’at-e-Rizwaan’
- In the year 7 A.H., The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his Companions came to Makkah to perform Umrah.
The Importance of 25th Dhul Qadah:The night of 25th Dhul Qadah is called laylat dahw al-arz. The history of this night is that on this night, the Earth was extended on the water where the Holy Kaba is situated. Because At this night, the blessings that Allah Almighty bestows on people. Many people pray this night, and Allah Almighty gives a reward who practices acts of worship. Suppose someone who is fasting on this day is equal to seventy-year fasting. It also erases the sins of seventy years. The worship at this night is equal to hundred of worship. On this day, Recite Surah Al Fatiha one time and Surah Shams five times. Amir al Muminin Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.) said:
“The first mercy descended from heaven towards Earth on the 25th day of Dhul Qadah. One who fasts on this day and performs prayers in the night shall get a reward for hundred years of worship. And if a group of people gathers at a place in remembrance of Allah the Almighty, their prayers will be answered before they disperse. Thus, on this day, thousands & thousands of mercy descends (on Earth), and 99% of mercy is bestowed upon those people (who keep themselves busy) in remembrance of Allah, fast on this day, and performs prayers in its night.”It is a great month, So we as Muslims should pray on this Dhul Qadah month as much as we can to obtain the blessings of God.