- Rajab is the 7th month of Hijri calendar
- It’s meaning is to respect and also to remove.
- One of the 4 most sacred months in Islam, others are Dhul-Qa’da, Dhul-Hajj, Al-Muharram
- Month of Miraj
- The month of the birth of Asad Ullah-Hazrat e Ali Al Murtaza RA
It was a sacred month and its name is given due to one reason that is Arabs avoided the wars between this month. It’s meaning is to remove. The Arabs used to remove the heads of their spears and refrain from waging war so that the visitors traveling to perform Umrah so that they may not be harmed due to the war. So, they themselves gave respect to this month.
Muslim researchers have frequently centered around suggested demonstrations of worship during this month. Be that as it may, a portion of these suggestions is the subject of discussion and investigation. For example, a few researchers have displayed some Ahadith suggesting fasting at any rate once in the long stretch of Rajab. Shockingly, hardly any researchers have exhibited the essentialness of the month for the whole society past its significance for Muslims. This has moved the concentration from the genuine importance of the month.
This is why Rajab holds so much importance in Islam and why every Muslim need to know about it.
The Holy Quran says,
“Undoubtedly, the number of months with Allah is twelve in the Book of Allah since the day He created heavens and the earth. Four of them are sacred. This is the right religion. Therefore, do not wrong yourselves in these months.” – (Quran, 9:36)
The birth month of Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib (R.A)
One of the most renowned Muslim caliphs Hazrat e Ali Ra was also born in this holy month. He was the first Muslim child who accepted Islam and he was also the cousin and son in law to Muhammad SAW. He is well remembered due to his bravery up till now. Asad Ullah was the name that was assigned to Hazrat e Ali RA.
27th Rajab, the night of Isra and Mairaj
Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) visited the 7-Heavens seven heavens in the same month. This is one of the famous events in Islamic history. This happened in the holy month of Rajab as well.
Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran clearly says,
“Praise be to God Who has enraptured His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque (Mecca) to the Farthest Mosque (Jerusalem).” – (Quran, 17:1)
Fasting in the Holy Month of Rajab
Much importance is given to this month as for as the fasting is concerned, although Ramzan is the month of fasting but whoever goes for fasting in this month is given some extra rewards.
The given hadith is explanatory for that,
Time has come back to its original state which it had when Allah created the Heavens and the Earth; the year is twelve months, four of which are sacred. Three of them are in succession; Dhul-Qa’da, Dhul-Hajj and Al-Muharram, and (the fourth being) Rajab Mudar (named after the tribe of Mudar as they used to respect this month) which stands between Jumad (ath-thani) and Sha’ban.” [Sahih al-Bukhari]
Rajab is the path that leads to Ramazan, a pre-Ramazan as for as its blessings and its sanctity are concerned. May Allah SWT help us all to prepare ourselves for the upcoming holy month of Ramazan, As it is the best savior against all sins that we commit consciously or unconsciously. As prophet SAW said about Ramazan,,
“whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Imam Bukhari).