Rajab is the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. Rajab is a month of mercy and forgiveness and marks the beginning of the spiritual season. It is also known as Rajab Al Asabb (abundant mercy is showered).
At the sight of the new moon of Rajab, it is recommended to say the following prayer : “O Allah, cause it (i.e. the moon) to appear carrying for us security, faith safety, and Islam. Your and my Lord is Allah, the Glorified and Majestic.”
On sighting the new moon of Rajab, The Prophet (p.b.u.h) 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 Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) also said: “Indeed Rajab is a month unmatched by any other month in the respect and significance. Rajab is Allah’s month, Sha’ban my month and Ramadhan the month of my followers.”
Imam Ali (a.s) 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 12 months in Allah’s ordinance since the day when He created the heavens & the earth ,of these four being sacred..”(9:36) These being Dhulqa’da, Dhulhijja, Muharram & Rajab.
“Whosoever fasts a day in the month of Rajab will be distanced from the fire by a year’s travel and one who fasts for three days will be entitled to Jannah (paradise).”
In this month Continuously recite: “I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repentant beseech Him.”
Also Recite : “(There is no God but Allah) throughout the month.”
Recite SURATUL IKHLAS as many times as possible.
Recommended to go for ‘Umra.
AMAL 1st night of Rajab –
Ghusl on the first night of Rajab.
Ziyarah of Imam Hussain (a).
2 Rakats salah after Isha: In 1st Rakat – Suratul Fatiha, Suratul Inshirah and 3x Suratul Ikhlas In 2nd Rakat – Suratul Fatiha, Suratul Inshirah, Ikhlas, Falaq & Naas.
After salaam recite 30x LA ILAHA ILLALLAH.
(Sins forgiven as though just born)
Dua taught by Imam Jafar Sadiq (a) is recommended to be recited daily after Fajr and Maghrib salah.