Rajab month marks the start of each believer’s spiritual season, finishing with the end of the fasting month of Ramadan with the Eid Al Fitr. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said:
“Rajab is a great month of Allah, unmatched by any other month in the respect and significance (accorded to it); war with the infidels during this month is prohibited. Verily, Rajab is Allah’s month, Sha’aban my month, and Ramadan the month of my Ummah; whosoever fasts a day in the month of Rajab will be granted the great reward of Ridwan (an angel in heaven); the wrath of Allah shall be distanced, and a door of the Hell shall be closed.”
Rajab Connected to Allah:
These three months are unmatched in their significance. Commendation is to the Almighty and on account of Him for allowing us. Yet another chance to wash down ourselves of our transgressions and oversights. This month, in its superabundant supports and advantages, worship and holiness, is alongside none. It is connected to Almighty Allah (SWT) as Sha’ban to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) and Ramadan to his Ummah (Muslim Community).
Hazrat Salman Al-Farsi portrays that the Final dispatcher of Allah, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), said there is a day in the month when an individual fasts and does Qiyaamul Lail (night vigil) on that night. So, he will get prizes like an individual who fasts for a long time and does Qiyaamul Lail for 100 years. This night is the night of the 27th (Rajab month) and the day of the 27th (of this month). This is the day the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) was selected as Messenger hood.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:
“Rajab is a month of seeking forgiveness. So seek forgiveness from Allah (SWT); He is the Forgiver, the Merciful. It is highly recommended to repeat ‘Astaghfirullah wa as-aluhut tawbah.”
Some Useful Points About The Rajab Month:
It is profoundly prescribed to fast in Rajab month, notwithstanding for one day at any rate. A hadith says:
“Whosoever fasts a day in Rajab, the fire of Hell will be away from him for one year. And whosoever fasts 3 days in Rajab will be entitled to Paradise.”
Imam Ali (as) used to fast the whole month of Rajab.
- Repeating ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Allah’ 1000 times.
- Repeating ‘Astaghfirullaaha zul Jalal wal Ikraam min jamee al zonoobe wal aathaam’ 1000 times.
- Repeating Surah Al Tawheed’ Qul-ho-wallah Ahad’ or Surah Al-Ikhlas 1000 times to get the reward of 1000 Angels and blessings on the reciter, their children, family, and neighbors.
- Recite Quran
A Muslim should recite much more Quran other than the rest of the months.
Repeat 3 times each morning & evening for forgiveness
o Surah Fatihah
o Ayatul Kursi
o Surah Kafirun,
o Surah Tawhid,
o Surah Falaq,
o Surah Naas
- Duas to recite in Rajab month
Here are the few Dua that must be recite in Rajab month,
سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ،وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ،وَلا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ،وَاللّهُ أَكْبَرُ،وَلا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إلاّ بِاللّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ.
All glory be to Allah; all praise be to Allah; there is no god save Allah; Allah is the Greatest, and there is no might, and no strength saves with Allah, the All-high, the All-great.
اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّد
Allah blesses Muhammad and his family.
اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالمُؤْمِنَاتِ
Allah, please forgive the believing men & women.
أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ وَأَتُوبُ إلَيْهِ
I repent before Him.
Praise be to the Almighty Allah (SWT). And on account of Him for allowing us yet another chance to rinse ourselves of our sins and oversights in the Rajab month.