The month of Rajab

Rajab is the 7th month of Islamic calendar. The word Rajab is derieved from the word Rajaba which means “to respect”. It is one of the four sacred months of Islam called Shahar ul Haram alongwith Muharram, Dhū al-Qa’dah and Dhu al-Ḥijjah. These are the months in which war is prohibited.

Imam Kazim (عليه السلام) said, “Rajab is a river in Paradise which is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. Whoever fasts one day in Rajab will be given a drink from this river.”

Rajab has started and the most blessed month of the year-Ramadan is just a month away.

The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Rajab is the great month of Allah. No other month equals it in sanctity and merit. During this month fighting against the infidels is prohibited. Indeed Rajab is the month of Allah, Shaban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah. Surely whoever fasts one day in Rajab secures Allah’s greatest pleasure, distances himself from the wrath of Allah and one gate of Hell is closed for him.”

Events of Rajab

The important events that occured in the month of Rajab are following:

1st Rajab: Birth of Imam Baqir (عليه السلام)

3rd Rajab: Martyrdom of Imam Hadi (عليه السلام)

5th Rajab: Birth of Imam Hadi (عليه السلام)

9th Rajab: Birth of Hazrat Ali al-Asghar ibn Hussain (عليه السلام)

10th Rajab: Birth of Imam Taqi (عليه السلام)

13th Rajab: Birth of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (عليه السلام)

15th Rajab: Martyrdom of Lady Zainab bint Ali (سلام الله علیها)

20th Rajab: Birth of Lady Sakina bint Hussain (سلام الله علیها)

24th Rajab: Victory of Muslims in Ghazwa e Khaybar

25th Rajab: Martyrdom of Imam Moosa Al-Kazim (عليه السلام)

27th Rajab: Shab-I-Miraj

28th Rajab: Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) started his journey from Medina to Karbala along with Ahlul Bayt

Fazail e Rajab

Benefits of Fasting in Rajab

Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝Allah (ﷻ)has exalted the month of Rajab and given it a stupendous sanctity taking it upon Himself to honour those who fast it. Whoever fasts a single day of the latter part of Rajab will be saved from the severity of the throes of death, from the horrors encountered after death and the torment of the grave. Whoever fasts two days of the latter part of Rajab will cross over the Sirat (bridge) with ease and whoever fasts for three days will be secure from the terrors and calamities of the Day of greatest terror and will be given immunity from Hell.❞


The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝Whoever recites ‘la ilaha il Allah’ 1000 times during the month of Rajab, Almighty Allah (ﷻ) will decide for them 100,000 rewards and award them 100 houses in Paradise.❞


Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝ Rajab is the month of forgiveness therefore seek much forgiveness during this month.❞

Entry to Jannah

Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝Whoever recites Surah al-Ikhlas 100 times on a Friday in Rajab will be given such a light that they will enter Paradise.❞



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