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Rajab-ul-Murajjab

Compiled by:   Syeda Bint-e-Zahra,   President Dukhtaraan-e-Islam.

Rajab-ul-Murajjab, the one of those four months, which are called Hurmat Waley Maheenay (the months in which Jidal-o-Qital (fighting) was prohibited and they are Rajab, Zeeqa'ad, Zilhajj and Muharram), is the 7th month of Islamic calendar. Allah has bestowed it honour, respect, glory and preference.
A saying of Holy Prophet (peace of Allah be upon him his progeny) goes:
"Rajab is the month of Ali (A.S), Shabaan mine while Ramazan of Allah's"
There are two types of Rajab Amaal:

1- Amaal, which are not specified with any specific day or night;
2- Amaal that are specified with some specific days and nights

Amaal, which are not specified with any specific day or night:
-      Person who keeps fast in this holy month deserves the pleasure of Allah Almighty. 

-      It is reported that he who is not capable of keeping fast in this month should recite following 'Tasbeehat' daily for hundred times:
  
'Glory be to the deity Who is glorious, praise be to Him that no one is worthy of Tasbeeh save He. Praise be to God Who is honourable and Exalted. Glory be to Him Who wore the dress of respect and He is worthy of it.'
   -Mo'alla bin Khunais has reported from Hazarat Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (as) that He (as) said for the recitation of following duaa in this blessed month:
-Holy Prophet (peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny) said that he who recites

               hundred times in this month will be pardoned by Allah.
-A two-rakaat prayer, to be offered in any of this month's nights, has been reported from Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP). In each rakat following suras are to be recited:
Sura Hamd---once
Sura Kaferoon---once and
Sura Ikhlaas----thrice.
-The first Shab-e-Jum'a (the night between Thursday and Friday) of this month is called 'Laila tur Ragha'ib'. 
A special amal of Holy Prophet has been reported in this night with great fazeelat (merit). The amal is as under:
Keep fast on the first Thursday of Rajab then at night, which is shab-e-jum'a, 12-rakaat prayer-each two rakaat with one salam is to be offered between Maghrib and Esha prayer. In each rakat following suras should be recited:
Sura-e-Hamd---once
Sura-e-Qadr----thrice
Sura-e-Ikhlaas---12 times

After prayer recite this 70 times:

Then recite 70 times following in prostration:

After prostration, recite

70 times.

Then again recite

70 times in prostration and ask Allah for his wishes and needs, which will be, fulfilled Insha Allah (God willing).

-Ziarat of Hazrat Imam Raza (AS) is desirable in this month.

-Many reports have come down about the great merit acquired by performing off seasonal pilgrimage to Mecca (umrah) in this month.

-There is great fazeelat reported of offering namaz-e-Salman Farsi in this month. (mafatihul jinan may be consulted for detail).

Amaal that are specified with some specific days and nights:

Ist night of Rajab is the night of blessings. There are many amaal to be performed in it. Some of them are:

1-Recite following at the time of sighting moon:

2- Take bath-it is reported that he who takes bath in the 1st, 15th and last night becomes as (sinless) pure and innocent from his sins as he just has born.
3- Cease to sleep and spend night in ibadat is also a source of great reward.
4-Recite Ziarat-e-Imam Hussain (AS)
5-It is reported from Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi (AS) that recitation of following duaa in this night is desirable:
'and then ask Allah for his wishes.

1st day of Rajab is a glorious day as the 5th descendant of Holy Prophet Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S)-the son of Hazrat Imam Zain-ul-Abedeen bin al Hussain (AS) and Hazrat Fatima Umm-e-Abdallah, the daughter of Imam Hassan bin Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS) was born in Madina al Munawwara in 57 A.H. His Holy grave is in the cemetery of al-Baqee in Madina, the city of the Apostle (peace of Allah be upon Him & His progeny). Imam Baqir (AS) was present in Karbala at the time of the gruesome tragedy of the wholesale massacre of his grand father Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions.
One of his saying goes:

'The height of perfection is excellence in the understanding of the religion, endurance in hardships and administration of the affairs of life according to one's means, in the right measure."

Some aamal of this day are as under:
1- Keeping fast
2- Reciting Ziarat of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)
3- Taking bath
4- Wearing new clothes
   
Rajab 3 is the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi (A.S)-the 10th descendant of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace of Allah be upon him & his progeny). He was martyred at Samrah in the year 254 A.H. At that time He was 42 years. His holy mausoleum is in Samrah, a city of Iraq. The period of His Imamate was thirty-three years.

             5th Rajab is the birth anniversary of Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi bin Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S) and Hazrat Sausan (A.S). He was born at Surya in Madina in the year 212 A.H.
In the time of Mutawakkil there was a woman named Zaineb who claimed to be a descendant of Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP). Mutawwakil sought the confirmation of Zaineb's claim from the Imam. Imam said 'as the beasts are prohibited to eat the flesh of the descendants of Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP) so he should throw Zaineb to the beasts and test her claim'. On hearing this, she began to tremble and confessed that she was false. Mutawwakil then ordered the Imam to be thrown to the beasts to test the claim. To his great surprise, he witnessed the beasts prostrating their heads before the Imam (A.S).

           9th Rajab is the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali Asghar (A.S), the son of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and Hazrat Rubab (A.S). 6-month old Hazrat Ali Asghar-the beloved brother of Hazrat Sakeena (A.S) was the youngest martyr of Karbala.

           Rajab 10 is a glorious day as Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi bin Ali Raza (A.S)-the 9th descendant of Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP), was born on this day in the year 195 A.H. at Medina. His epithet was Abu Jafar and his famous tittles were al-Jawad and Al-Taqi. The period of his Imamat after his father was seventeen years. His mother's name was Hazrat Sabika (A.S), (Khaizran). He was martyred in Baghdad in the year 220 A.H. At that time he was 25 years of age. He was buried beside his grand father, Imam Moosa Kazim (AS)-the 7th Imam, in Kazmayn, Iraq.

            Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqhe jafariya Pakistan has announced to observe Rajab 1 to 10 as 'Ashra-e-Mawaddat" throughout the world.


             Ameer ul Momineen Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib (A.S), the brother of the Apostle of Allah and his paternal cousin, and his helper (wazir) Khalifa bila fasl in his affairs, his son in law (being married) to his daughter--- Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (A.S), mistress of the women of the worlds was born in the sacred house 'Khana Ka'aba' in Makkah on 13th day of Rajab, 30 years after the year of elephant (Aamul Feel).
The imamate of the Lord of the testamentary trustees of authority (Syed ul Ausiya) was for thirty years after the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP). He was the son of Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S)-the protector of Risalat and Hazrat Fatimah binte Asad---under her care Holy Prophet was brought up and to whom Holy Prophet called 'mother'. 

A saying of Holy Prophet about Hazrat Ali (AS) goes:

'I am the city of knowledge and Ali (A.S) is its gate.'

Imam Shafei---one of Aaimmah Arba'a said about Ali ibne Abi Talib (A.S):

'The love of Ali (A.S) is a shield (against sins), and He Ali (A.S) is the distributor of Hell and Heaven, in fact He Ali (A.S) is the rightful executive (trustee) of Mustafa (The Prophet) and the leader (Imam) of human beings and jinns'.

Great poet and philosopher of the East, Allama Muhammad Iqbal says: 

'First of the Muslims and Master (king) of the valiant is Ali (A.S). The treasure of faith for the divine love (of Allah) is Ali (A.S) it is only through his (Ali's) family's love that I am living, and am shining in the world like a jewel (pearl).'

TNFJ has announced three-day 'Jashan-e-Murtazawi' to be observed from Rajab 11-13 throughout the world.

13th day is also the beginning of 'Ayyam ul baiz'. A person who wants to perform 'amal Umme Da'ud' should keep fast on 13, 14 and 15 Rajab.

15th night of Rajab (night between 14 and 15) is honourable night. Some aamal to be performed in it have been reported:

1-to take bath
2-cease to sleep and spend night in ibadat
3-recite ziarat of Hazarat Syedush Shuhada Imam Hussain (A.S)
4-Da'ud bin Sarhan reported from Hazrat Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (A.S) he said that 12 rakaat prayer be performed in this night. After offering prayer recite following
          Sura-e-Hamd---4 times
          Sura-e-Naas----4 times
          Sura-e-Falaq---4 times
          Sura-e-Ikhlaas----4 times
          Ayat al Kursi-----4 times 

Then recite:

After this recite following for 4 times:

Rajab 15 is blessed and glorious day. some aamal for this day are as under:

1-take bath
2-Ziarat of Hazarat Imam Hussain (A.S)
Ibne abi Nasr reported that he asked from Imam Raza (A.S) 'in which month should I visit Imam Hussain (AS)? He (A.S) replied '15th Rajab and 15th Shaba'an'

3- Salat-e-Salman Farsi--- (for this prayer mafateeh ul Jinnan may be consulted)
4-Amal Umm e Da'ud--- it is the best amal of the day (mafateehul jinnan may be consulted).


On 22nd day of Rajab momineen arrange Niyaz in Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S)'s name. 

Mawiya (Pit of Hell be for him), the son of Abu Sufyan and Hinda---who gnawed the liver of Hazrat Hamza (AS), the uncle of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP), was died on Rajab 22. After the death of Mawiya his son Yazeed (may the curse of Allah be for them) came into power.

Rajab 25 is the martyrdom day of the 7th descendant of Holy Prophet, Hazrat Imam Moosa-e-Kazim (A.S) bin Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S). His kunyas (epithet) were Abul Hassan, Abu Ibrahim and Abu Ali. He is known as Al Abdus Saleh (the pious worshipper of Allah). One of his tittles is 'Babul Hawa'ij' (the door to fulfilling needs). Generosity was synonymous with his name and no beggar ever returned from his door empty handed. Even after his martyrdom, he continues to be obliging and is generous to his devotees who come to his Holy tomb with prayers. The period of his Imamate was thirty-five years. 
The patience and forbearance of imam Moosa-e-Kazim was such that he was given the title of Al-Kazim (one who suppresses his anger). In other words he was called Al-Kazim because of his restraint of anger and the patience (which he showed) in the face of the acts of the oppressors right up until the time he martyred. 

He was the embodiment of virtue, generosity, gallantry, boldness, forgiveness, and tolerance. It is reported that he used to pray supererogatory prayers throughout the night so that he would make them extend until the morning prayer, then continue them until the sun rose. He would remain prostrating himself before God without raising his head from prayer and praising God until the sun came near to descending. He used to weep so much out of fear of God that his beard would be wet with tears. 

Imam Moosa-e- kazim (AS) martyred in 183 A.H. in prison where he passed 14 years of his life till he was poisoned by Haroon ar Rasheed, the most cruel and tyrannical king of Abbasid Emperor. His holy corpse was taken out of the prison and left on the bridge of Baghdad. Then an announcement was made: "This man Moosa bin Jafar (PBUT) has died." His son Hazrat Imam Raza (AS) undertook the washing and shrouding of his holy body. At that time Imam Moosa Kazim was 55 years of age. 

TNFJ observes this day as 'Youm-e0Babul Hawa'ij' throughout the world with respect and reverence.


The night between 26 and 27 Rajab is one of the blessed nights. It's the night of Annunciation and Accession of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP). 

Many aamal of this holy night have been reported---following are some of them:

1-take bath
2-cease to sleep and spend night in ibadat
3-Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi (AS) told a special amal to be performed in this night reward of which is equal to 60 years of ibadat. That amal is:

Before midnight 12 rakaat prayer with 6 salams is to be offered by reciting Sura-e-Hamd and any other Sura in it. After prayer recite all following suras 7 times each:
Sura Al-Hamd 
Sura-e-Naas
Sura-e-Falaq
Sura-e-Ikhlaas
Sura-e-Kaferoon
Sura-e-Qadr and
Ayat al Kursi.
Then after reciting the following dua'a, pray for his wishes
The best amal of this night is Ziarat of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and Ameerul Momineen Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS). There are three specified Ziaraat of Hazrat Ali (AS) to be recited in this night. One of them is Ziarat-e-Rajabiya:
(Mafteehul Jinan may be consulted for complete ziarat). 

27th day of Rajab is Eid day as the Apostleship of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) was annunciated on this day. This is also the day of his accession (meraj). Some aamal of this day are:

1-take bath
2-keep fast-this day is one of those four days of the year in which keeping fast is distinctive. This day fast is equal to 70 years fast in reward.
3- to recite ziarat of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS).
4-Da'ud bin Sarhan reported from Hazrat Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (A.S) he said that 12 rakaat prayer be performed in this night. After offering prayer recite following
Sura-e-Hamd---4 times
Sura-e-Naas----4 times
Sura-e-Falaq---4 times
Sura-e-Ikhlaas----4 times
Ayat al Kursi-----4 times 

Then recite:

After this recite following for 4 times:

On 28th Rajab Imam Hussain (AS) made his departure from Madina Munawwara to Karbala.