Rajab Mubarak, 1444 AH

Rajab Mubarak, 1444 AH

Congratulations on the Arrival of the Sacred Month of Rajab.

Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) used to welcome this month by saying:

اللّهمّ بارك لنا في رجب و شعبان وبلّغنا رمضان

Transliteration: Ᾱallahumma barik lana fi Rajab o Shabaan wa ballighna Ramadhan

Translation: "O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha'ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan."

In the Qur’an, when Allah mentioned the Sacred months, He said not to wrong ourselves or commit any act of aggression that makes us wrong ourselves in these months. Honoring these months can be done by “refraining” from sinful deeds and by doing what Allah has instructed us to do; such as prayers, fasting, obeying our parents, connecting to our next of kin, being kind, not cheating and other righteous deeds.

It is believed that Allah created 12 months, among which four are sacred. According to a hadith recorded by Imam Al-Bukhari, the four months were mentioned by name. The Prophet s.a.w. said:

"The division of time has turned to its original form which was current when Allah created the Heavens and the Earths. The year is of twelve months, out of which four months are sacred: Three are in subsequent Zulkaedah, Zulhijjah, and Muharram, and (the fourth is) Rajab of (the tribe of) Mudar which comes between Jumadith-Thaniyah and Sha’ban." (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

The 27th of Rajab is believed to be the night in which the beloved Prophet ﷺ embarked on the famous night journey and ascension (Al Isra' Wal Mi'raj), also known as 'Isra and Mi'raj' or 'Shab-e-Meraj'.” It was when the Prophet ﷺ was first given the five prescribed daily prayers.

We hope and pray that we are able to make the most of this opportunity and free ourselves from the fire of hell.