Specialties of the Month of Rajab

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سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلاً مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ

‘Rajabun Shahrullah’ – ‘Rajab is the month of Allah’

The Prophet’s Night Journey – Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

17:1: “Praise be to God Who has enraptured His servant by night from the Sacred mosque (Mecca) to the Farthest Mosque (Jerusalem).”

33:56: “Lo! God and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe; ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.”

The Spiritual Significance of the Miraculous Night Journey & Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad (s)

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

Subhan alladhee asr’a bi `abdihi laylan. “Glorified be He Who carried His servant by night…” Look at every word of this holy verse. First Allah praised Himself in the third person, in absence. Allah then miraculously moved the Prophet from Makkah to Masjid al-Aqsa (asra’). Then He referred to the Prophet as “`abd – servant”, distinguishing him through that elevated title as being related to the spiritual life, not the animal life. … 

Hadiths on Rajab

Explanation

I heard Ibn `Abbas saying: “The Messenger of Allah used to observe fast so continuously that we thought he would never break it, and at other times he remained without fasting so continuously that we thought he would never fast.”…

Fasting in Rajab and Sha`ban – Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

Fasting the Month of Rajab.   Fasting the months of Rajab and Sha`ban as a nafila or supererogatory worship is recommended, with the intention of following the Sunna of the Prophet (s)…

The Saint of Rajab – Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

The Prophet (s) said, ‘Rajab is the month of God, Sha`ban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my Community.’ God gave us twelve months in the year, eleven of which are ours and one of which belongs to God. What rewards God will give his servants in His month, no one knows, not even the Prophet (s). The work of prophets and angels stops in the month of Rajab. They are not allowed to know what rewards God is going to give His community…

Adab of Rajab transmitted by Naqshbandi mashaykh In the name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful O Allah, I ask forgiveness of You for everything for which I repented to You then returned to. And I ask forgiveness of You for everything I displeased You with and all that concerns me with which You are displeased. And I ask forgiveness of You for the favors which I used for increasing my disobedience towards You…

Fasting and extra worshipping in Rajab & Sha`ban

The “Salafis” try to prevent the people from treating the night of Isra’ and Mi`raj on 27th Rajab and the night of mid-Sha`ban (Laylat al-Bara`a) as special. They claim that honoring these nights are innovations that must not be allowed…

Ghunya al-Talibeen on Rajab - Shaykh `Abd al-Qadir Jilani

When the worshipper has duly performed his ritual prayer [salat] on the first night of Rajab, he is recommended to offer the following prayer of supplication [du’a‘]:

“O Allah, to You the applicants apply this night, to You the aspirants aspire, and for Your gracious bounty and beneficence the seekers look in hope. You have special favors [nafahat] to bestow this night, and prizes and gifts and presents…

The First Friday Night of Rajab – by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

Tonight is a very precious night Laylat ar-Ragha’ib, ‘the Sacred Night of Desires’. It is one of the most important nights in Islamic history for all human beings. It is the night that the Prophet (s) was transferred from his father to his mother’s womb. It falls on the first Friday of Rajab. All that you wish for on this night, God gives you for the sake of His beloved Prophet (s). In Islamic countries they celebrate this night with praising of the Prophet (s), remembrance of his life, remembrance of God in their hearts, and visits to mosques, which stay open throughout the night until dawn...

The First Day and Night of the First Friday of Rajab – Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

As for the night of the first Friday of the month of Rajab or its first night, both known as the “Night of wishes” (Laylat ar-Ragha’ib) during which is performed the Salat al-ragha’ib...

On Rajab – Shaykh Abdul Ghani an-Nablusi

There is no doubt that the month of Rajab is the key to the opening of the months of goodness and blessing…

 

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions


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