Monday, 14 June 2010

Rajab, The Month Of Allah (SWT)

Peace and greetings to all of you on the arrival of the blessed month of Rajab. Find a message below from the team over at Ziyaraat.com re: the importance of this month and the blessings to be found within it, as well as info on amaal and rewards to be found/performed during the month.
My duas will be with you all during these blessed days, and I humbly request you to remember me in your own, aameen.

Start of 7th Islamic Month of Rajab al-Murajjab 1431 A.H.

Some important events of this month are as follows:

1st - Birth anniversary of Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.) - the 5th Holy Imam

3rd - Martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali Naqi al-Hadi(a.s.) - the 10th Holy Imam

5th - Birth anniversary of Imam Ali Naqi al-Hadi(a.s.) - the 10th Holy Imam

10th - Birth anniversary of Imam Mohammad Taqi al-Jawwad(a.s.) - the 9th Holy Imam

12th - Martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Abbas ibn-e-Abdul Muttalib - Uncle of Prophet Mohammad(sawaw)

13th - Birth anniversay of Ameer-ul-Momimeen, Imam-ul-Muttaqeen Imam Ali ibn-e-Abi Talib(a.s.) - the 1st Holy Imam – 30 years before Hijrah.

20th - Birth anniversary of Hazrat Sakina bint-al-Hussain(a.s.)

24th - Battle of Khayber – 7 A.H.

25th - Martyrdom anniversary of Imam Moosa al-Kazim(a.s.) - the 7th Holy Imam

26th - Death anniversary of Hazrat Abu Talib(a.s.) - Uncle of Prophet Mohammad(sawaw) and father of Imam Ali(a.s.)

27th - Event of Meraj - Ascension of Prophet Mohammad(sawaw) to heavens - (57 A.H.)

28th - Start of Journey of Imam Hussain(a.s.) towards Karbala – 60 A.H.

29th - Battle of Tabooq

Significance of Rajab
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Rajab is one of the four most sacred months of Islamic Calendar. Prophet Mohammad(sawaw) has said that whoever fasts one day in Rajab will earn the pleasure
of Allah(swt).

Imam Ali(a.s.) has said that whoever fasts on the first day, middle or last day of Rajab then his or her sins will be forgiven by Allah(swt).

Imam Jafer Sadiq(a.s.) has said that whoever fasts 3 days in Rajab he/she will be rewarded for one year of fasts for each day and whoever fasts for 8 days
in Rajab will have an easy day of judgment and whoever fasts for the entire month of Rajab then Allah(swt) will earn the everlasting pleasure of Allah(swt).

If one cannot fast then one should recite these tasbeehat every day 100 times:

SUBHANAL ILAHIL JALEELE SUBHANA MAN LA YANBAGHIT TASBEEHU
ILLA LAHU SUBHANAL AA-AZZIL AKRAMI
SUBHANA MAL LABISAL IZZA WA HUWA LAHU AHLUN

It is highly recommended to take bath on the 1st, 15th and last night of this month. There is a lot of reward for reciting Sura Tawheed (Qul ho allahu ahad)
100 times on the first Friday of this month.

A special namaz has been recommended on this night as follows: 20 rakats in sets of 2 each. In each rakat recite Sura Hamd and then Sura Tawheed.

Another special namaz is recommended for the night of the 15th Rajab as follows: 12 rakats in sets of 2 each. Recite Sura Hamd and any other sura after
it in each rakat. After completing each set recite 4 times each of Sura Hamd, Sura Tawheed, Sura Falaq, Sura Naas and Ayatul Kursi then recite 4 times
SUBHANALLAHE WAL HAMDO LILLAHE WA LA ILAHA IL ALLAHE WALLAHO AKBAR and finally recite ALLAHO ALLAHO RABBI LA USRIKU BIHI SHAYAN – MA SHA ALLAHU WA LA QUWWATA
ILLA BILLAH.

Aamal of Rajab
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Please visit the Rajab page at for more aamal :
http://www.ziaraat.com/aamal/rajab.php

There are many other special aamal for Rajab which can be found in the book “Mafatihul Jinnan” located in the Online Books Library at:
http://www.ziyaraat.net/findbook.asp?Escritor=All&Tema=All&orderby=titulo&idioma=All&srchwhat=mafateeh

Another special ziarat of Rajab is located at:
http://www.duas.org/rajab/rajab_ziyarat.htm

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