Rajab

The seventh month of the Islamic calendar marks the beginning of the spiritual season with its climax being the month of Ramadhan.

On sighting the new moon of Rajab, The Prophet (pbuh) used to pray saying: “O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadhan (i.e. prolong our life up to the month of Ramadhan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings).” The Prophet (pbuh) also said: “Indeed Rajab is a month unmatched by any other month in the respect and significance (accorded to it)… Rajab is Allah’s month, Sha’ban my month and Ramadhan the month of my followers.”

Imam Ali (pbuh) used to fast for the entire month of Rajab. Rajab is also one of the sacred months mentioned in the Qur’an: “Surely the number of months with Allah is twelve months in Allah’s ordinance since the day when He created the heavens and the earth, of these four being sacred…” 9:36 These being Dhulqa’da, Dhulhijja, Muharram and Rajab.

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Events of the Month of Rajab

1stBirthday of Imam Muhammad Al Baqir (pbuh)
3rdDeath anniversary of Imam Ali Naqi (pbuh)
10thBirthday of Imam Muhammad Taqi (pbuh)
13thBirthday of Imam Ali (pbuh)
15thDeath anniversary of Sayyida Zaynab (pbuh)
25thDeath anniversary of Imam Musa Kadhim (pbuh)
26thDeath anniversary of Abu Talib (pbuh)
27thDay of Be’that (Revelation of first 5 ayaat of Qur’an 96:1-5) & Day of Me’raj
28thImam Husayn (pbuh) begins his journey from Madina to Makka in 60 AH
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Rajab Ul Asab

Details of significant dates and recommended recitations

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‘Amal Ummi Dawud

Recommended recitation for fulfilling of any hajat

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Imam Ali (pbuh) Timeline

Lifetime of Imam Ali (pbuh)

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Imam Musa Al Kadhim (pbuh) Timeline

Lifetime of Imam Ali (pbuh)

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Sayyida Zaynab (pbuh) Timeline

Lifetime of Sayyida Zaynab (pbuh)