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The first Day of Rajab, which not only marks 60 days until Ramadan, but is one of the four sacred months.

When ever this month arrived the Prophet ﷺ would start to make this dua: اللهم بارك لنا في رجب وشعبان وبلغنا رمضان Oh Allah bless us in Rajab and Sha’aban and allow us to reach Ramadan

The Prophet ﷺ is reported to have said ‘Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha‘ban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah’. Rajab is also the month in which the noble parents of the Prophet ﷺ were married and when Aminah, the noble mother of the Prophet ﷺ became pregnant with the Best of Creation ﷺ, and when the miraculous Night Journey & Ascension (Al-Isra’ wal-Mi’raj), which took place and we were given the prayer – Salat.

Rajab is also known as the Month of Tawbah (repentance) and the Month of Istighfar (seeking forgiveness), and it has been narrated, ‘Seek much forgiveness from Allah in Rajab because in every hour (of the month) Allah frees people from the Fire’. [Dailami]

For this reason, the scholars say that Rajab is the month of seeking forgiveness, Sha‘ban is the month of bestowing prayers upon the Prophet (saw), and Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an

From the Salaf (pious predecessors) we know that Ibn Umar (ra) said, ’There are five nights in which a du’a is not rejected: The night before Jummah, the first night of Rajab, the night of mid-Sha’ban (15th night), the night of Eid al-Fitr and the night of Eid al-Adha’. [Shu’b al-Iman] and Imam Shafi’i also mentioned these five nights in his Kitab al-Umm.

As Imam Abu Bakr al-Warraq al-Balkhi (rh), the uncle of Imam Tirmidhi (rh), said, ‘The month of Rajab is the month of planting (your seeds), Sha‘ban is the month of irrigating / watering (them), and Ramadan is the month of harvesting the crop’.

May Allah allow us to witness Ramadan and share from his Glory. Aamin

From the page of Sayyadi Mustapah Brigs

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