Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said, “Indeed Rajab is the Month of Allah, Sha’ban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my nation.”

 

Sayyidina Anas (RA) narrates that Prophet ﷺ said.

“Whoever fasts a day from the Month of Rajab with Imaan and hoping for Allah’s reward, they will be bestowed with RidwanAllah Al-Akbar (The greatest pleasure of Allah Almighty) and be placed in Firdaws al Alaa. ”

 

Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said, “Respect the month of Rajab! Allah will respect you with a thousand miracles on Yaum’ul Qiyamah.” As this is the month of Allah, you if respect it. It is as if you have respected and honoured Allah Almighty.

 

Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said. “Whoever fasts the first (1st), middle (15th) and the last day (29th/30th) of Rajab, all their sins are taken away as if they are new-born from their mother.”

Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said, “Rajab’s superiority over all the months is like The Qur’an’s superiority over all other speech.”

 

Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said, “Rajab is specially associated with forgiveness from Allah Almighty, Sha’ban is specially associated with the Shafa’ah of RasoolAllah ﷺ and Ramadan is specially associated with the endless grants and gifts from the Divinely presence of Allah Almighty where its beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness and its end is Freedom from Hellfire.” And all the gifts of Rajab and Sha’ban is given in Ramadan.

 

The Month of Sha’ban is a month of love and respecting Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. The Greatness of Sha’ban is like the Greatness of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ over all creation in the sight of Allah Almighty.

 

Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said, “Increase in abundance your Istighfar for indeed Allah Almighty in every hour from the hours of the month of Rajab is freeing people from Hellfire and there are heavenly cities that cannot be entered except by fasting the days of Rajab.”

 

Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said, “These heavenly cities are above the Arsh.” They are not from the 8 paradises rather they are from Al-Firdaws al-Alaa Fee maq’adi sidqin ‘inda Maleekim Muqtadir.

 

Indeed with Allah Almighty are heavenly cities that no one can enter except through fasting the days of Rajab. Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said. “Know that Rajab is one of the sacred months.” and Allah forgives the sinners from the Ummah of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ. Any good deeds done in this month is taken directly by the Divinely Hand of Power of Allah Almighty and no interference from the Malaikah during this month.

 

Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said, “Whoever fasts the 15th of Rajab, it will be as if they fasted and prayed 30 years with perfection. So it’s recommended to fast the 1st, 15th and 30th Rajab as well as every Monday and Thursday in the months of Rajab and Sha’ban. It will be rewarded as if you fasted the whole month.

 

Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said. “That none of you should neglect the first Friday night in Rajab, for it is the night that all the angels call the Night of Desires (Laylat’ul Raghaib). Because is because, by the time the first third of the night ( after Ishaa for 3 hours) has elapsed, there will not be a single angel still at large in the heavens, nor in any region of the earth except they will be gathered together at the Ka’ba and the area surrounding it. Allah Almighty will condescend to notice that they have assembled there and He will say: “My angels, ask Me for whatever you wish!” Their response to this will be: “Our Lord the request we wish to make is that You grant forgiveness to those who faithfully keep the fast in Rajab,” whereupon Allah Almighty will them: “That I have already done!”

 

Sayyidina Anas (RA) narrates from Sayyidina Mu’adh (RA) who were with Sayyidina Rasulullah ﷺ and said, ” whoever fasts a day from the month of Rajab, He will see The Divinely Face of Allah Almighty and enter into Paradise without any accounting.”

 

In this great month, we have Laylat’ul Isra wa’l Miraj where Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said. “If someone keeps the fast on the 27th of Rajab, he will be credited with the same reward s that which is earned by fasting and praying for 60 months.

 

Sayyidina Salman al-Farsi (RA) narrates from Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (RA) that Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ said,” Indeed in Rajab contains a very special day and a very special night. If someone fasts during that day and keeps worship throughout that night, he will be entitled to a reward like the one that would earned by a person who fasted for a hundred years and who kept worship throughout all the nights in that period.”

The Adab of Rajab – The Month of Allah Almighty

 

This adab (practice) is performed on the day before The Month of Rajab begins between Salatul ‘Asr and Maghrib and continued every day either in the Last Third of the Night or between Maghrib and Isha

 

  • Bathing of Purification – Perform Ghusl/Shower between Salatul ‘Asr and Maghrib. Dress in best clothes and perfume

 

 

  • Pray 2 raka`at Salaat al Wudu

 

 

  • Move 3 steps forward, right leg first, facing the qiblah and niyyah:

 

Intention– Nawaytul Arba’een, Nawaytul ‘itikaf, Nawaytul Khalwah, Nawaytul ‘Uzlah, Nawaytur Riyada, Nawaytus Sulook, Lillahi Ta`ala l ‘Azhim fee hadhal masjid (or fee hadhal jami`)

I intend the forty (days of seclusion); I Intend seclusion in the masjid, I Intend seclusion, I Intend isolation, I Intend discipline (of the ego), I intend to travel in God’s Path for the sake of God in this masjid.

 

Intention – Ya Rabbi, innani nawaytu an ataqadama nahwa bahri wahdaniyyatika ilaa maqaamil fanaa  fika. Falaa tarudani ya Rabbi, ya Allah khaaiban hatta tuwassilani ilaa dhaakal maqaam – al maqaamul fardani.

 

O my Lord, I am moving and stepping forward for the Station of Annihilation in the Divine Presence. Oh my Lord, O Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala, I am asking you to vanish me in Your Existence and, O my Lord, I am moving toward your ocean of Unity, the Ocean of Wahdaniyah, O my Lord, don’t reject me until I reach the unique Maqam al Fardani.

Du’a –  Ya Rabbi, Ya Allah haithu hadha ashShahru huwa shahruka, jituka da’ifan wa nawian an ‘amala ‘amalan bidon ‘iwadun aw an yakona fihi talaban lil fadilati qasidan iyyaka Ilahi anta maqsodi wa ridaka matlubi.

 

O my Lord, since this month is your month – Rajabun Shahrullah (Rajab Month of Allah)– I came to you as a weak guest and intending to worship You, without asking anything in return. My God, You are my aim, and Your good pleasure is what I seek. That is why I am coming, please don’t reject me.

 

Ya Rabbi, kullu ‘umri qad amdaytuhu fil ma’asi wash shirkil khafi. Wa innani uqirru bi annani lam ati ila babika bi ‘amalin maqbolin ‘indaka anta Allahul ladhi la yati ahadun ila babika bi ‘amalihi bal bi fadlika wa jodika wa karamakika wa ihsanika. Anta Allahul ladhi la taruddu ‘abdan ja a ila babika fala taruddani ya Allah.

 

O my Lord, all my life I spent in kufr (disbelief) and hidden shirk (polytheism), and bad behavior, and I am declaring wholeheartedly that I did not do any deed that is accepted by You. You are Allah, Who never threw away anyone that came to Your door. You are Allah, and no one came to Your door by his deeds, but (only) by Your grant and reward

 

Ya Rabbi, Kullu umori fawwadtuha ilayka, hayati wa mamati, wa ba’da mamati, wa yawmul hashr. Kullu umuri hawwaltuha ‘indaka. Wa fawwadtu amri ilayka, la amliku min amri nafsi shayan. La naf’an, wa la darran, wa la mawtan, wa la hayatan, wa la nushoran. Kullu umori wa hisabi wa suali wa jawabi hawwaltuhu ‘indaka ya Rabbi, Ya Allah. Nasiyati biyadika wa ana ‘ajizun ‘anil jawabi wa la mithqala dharratin.

 

O my Lord, I have given all my affairs into Your hands – my life, my death, my afterlife, and Judgment Day. All my affairs I have transferred to You and You are the One Who controls me. O my Lord, I do not possess anything with my nafs (ego) and my soul. I cannot give good to myself or bad to myself, or life to myself, or death to myself, but I have transferred all my accounts, and all Your judgment on me, and all Your questions to me and all my answers; I have transferred to you. Whatever You want to do with me, You do. My neck is in Your hand. I am helpless from answering Your questions, even the smallest answer I cannot answer. (With all this weakness, and helplessness, and hopelessness, I am coming to Your door.)

 

Law kana laka Ya Rabbi, babayni ahada huma mukhasasun lit taibeena min ‘ibadikal mumineen wal aakharu lit taibeena min ‘ibadikal ‘aaseen. Ji tuka ya Allah, nahwo babikal ladhi yahtaju an yadkhula minho ‘ibadukal ‘aaseen. Wa innani uqirru wa a’ tariff annahu yajibu an ujaddida Islami wa Imani min hadhal bab li izharil ‘ajzi.

 

O my Lord, if you had two doors for Your servant to enter through – one for the believers from Your servants and one for the unbeliever from Your servants – I am coming to You from the door that the unbeliever needs to come through. And I am declaring and believing this is the only door for me to come through. I am saying to You that I have to renew my Islam (Shahada – testimony of faith) and my Iman (faith), from this door to show humility and helplessness.

 

Wa hadhal ‘amalu huwa awwalu ‘amalin li ba’da ma shahidtu bil Islami haqqan Ya Rabbi. Wa Anta wakili ya Wakil haithu naqulo Allaha ‘Ala ma naqulo Wakil wa Shahid.

 

This Deed and this Shahada is the first deed for me after I am pronouncing the Shahada and entering Islam and You are my Wakeel (protector) from whence we say: Allah is the Protector and Witness over what we say,

 

  • Shahada 3x with raised finger Ash-hadu an la ilaha ill-Allah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasuluh

Iqamatu ‘s-salt wa ita’u ‘zakati wa sawmu Ramadana, wa Hajju ‘l Bayti Haqq. Amantu billahi wa mala’ikatihi wa kutubihi wa rusulihi wa’l-yaumi’l-akhiri wa bi’l-qadari khayrihi wa sharrihi min Allahi ta’ala.

 

  • Re-Affirm Five Pillars of Islam – Tajdid Urkan al Islam

Iqamatu ‘s-salt wa ita’u ‘zakati wa sawmu Ramadana, wa Hajju ‘l Bayti Haqq

I believe in the establishment of prayer, paying the poor-due (charity), fasting of Ramadan, and the Pilgrimage of the House of God. Re-Affirm Six pillars of Imaan (Faith).

 

  • Tajdid Urkan ul Imaan – Amantu billahi wa mala’ikatihi wa kutubihi wa rusulihi wa’l-yaumi’l-akhiri wa bi’l-qadari khayrihi wa sharrihi min Allahi ta’ala.

I believe in Allah, His Angels, His books, His Messengers, the Last Day, and the Destiny – its good and its bad – is from God, the Most High. Supplications

 

Du’a : Ya Rabbi, ya Allah, kam zhahara minni minadh dhunobi wal ma’asi zhahiran wa batinan wa sirran min ‘ahdi ijadi dharrati wa rohi, wa dukholi ruhi ila jismi, wa zhuhori minal ‘adami ilal wojodi, wa zhuhori fi ‘alamid dunya ila yawmina hadha, raja’tu ‘anil jami’ee ilayka bit tawbati wal istighfar.

 

O my Lord, from the Day of Promises, whatever there was of promise from me to You,(“Alastu bi Rabbikum, Qaaloo balaa (“Am I not your Lord?” They said, “Yes”)(Quran 7:172) – I accept and promise to do it all. O my Lord, Ya Allah, from the day You created my dharrah (atom), my essence, and from the day You entered my soul to my body, and from the day my soul came from absolute abstract to existence, and came into this world, until this day; how much of the disobedience has appeared from me and my essence, and from my soul and my body, spiritually and physically! I am regretting them all, and regretting what I did, and coming back to You asking forgiveness and repentance.

 

Wa innani qad dakhaltu wa salaktu fi rahmaati shahrika hadhal Mubarak fala taruddni ya Rabbi, ‘an babika wa la tatrukni li ahwali nafsi wa law li lahzah wa ana astaghfiruka.

 

O my Lord, I entered and I moved into the ocean of blessings of Your praised month. O my Lord, do not reject me from Your door and don’t leave me to my ego even for a blink of an eye and I am asking forgiveness by saying,

 

 

  • 70 x Astaghfirullah – I ask Allah’s forgiveness
  • Now sit down and continue with the Adab of Tariqah til Ihda
  • Dua Al Mathur of Grandshaykh Abdullah Al-Fa’iz Ad-Dagestani
  • Do this Adab every day in Rajab either Last third of the Night or between Maghrib and Isha.

 

 

The Awrad of Rajab – The Month of Allah Almighty

 

 

  •  Read Surah Anam every day
  • 1 Juz of Qur’an every day
  • 1 Juz of Da’lail al-Khayrat every day
  • Daily Awrad

 

  

From the 1st Rajab til 10th Rajab

 

 

  • SubhaanAllah al-Hayy al-Qayyum 100x
  • La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka inni kuntu min az’zalimin 100x
  • Suboohun qudoos rabbuna wa rabbu malaikatuhu wa’l ruh 100x

 

 

From the 10th Rajab til 20th Rajab

 

 

  • SubhaanAllah Al-Ahad As-Samad 100x
  • La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka inni kuntu min azzalimin 100x
  • Astaghfirullah al-Azeem wa atubu ilayh 100x

 

 

From the 20th Rajab til 30th Rajab

 

 

  • SubhaanAllahi’l Ar Rauf x 100
  • La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka inni kuntu min azzalimin 100x
  • Astaghfirullah al Azeem wa atubu ilayh 100x

 

Increase fasting, particular on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays as well the 7th Rajab, 15th Rajab and 27th of the month.

The Adab of Laylat’ul Raghaib  – The First Thursday Night of Rajab

 

After Salat Al-Ishaa – Make Intention

 

 

  • Niyyat Nawaytul Arba’een, Nawaytul ‘itikaf, Nawaytul Khalwah, Nawaytul ‘Uzlah, Nawaytur Riyada, Nawaytus Sulook, Lillahi Ta`ala l ‘Azhim fee hadhal masjid (or fee hadhal jami`”
  • Adab of Tariqah
  • Dua Al Mathur of Sultan’ul Awliyaa
  • Khatm’ul Khawajghan
  • Reading of Mawlid An-Nabi (s)
  • 4 Rakats Salat At-Tasbeeh
  • 2 Rakats Salat Ash-Shukr
  • Fast on the First Thursday of Rajab
  • If one can afford to, Make a Sacrifice thanking Allah Almighty for the Holy Blessings coming with Laylat’ul Raghaib.

 

 

The Adab of Laylat’ul Isra Wa’l Miraj – Night of 27th Rajab

Make Intention

 

  • Niyyat Nawaytul Arba’een, Nawaytul ‘itikaf, Nawaytul Khalwah, Nawaytul ‘Uzlah, Nawaytur Riyada, Nawaytus Sulook, Lillahi Ta`ala l ‘Azhim fee hadhal masjid (or fee hadhal jami`”
  • Adab of Tariqah
  • Dua Al Mathur of Sultan’ul Awliyaa
  • Khatm’ul Khawajghan
  • Reading of Mawlid An-Nabi (s)
  • 4 Rakats Salat At-Tasbeeh
  • 2 Rakats Salat Ash-Shukr with Du’a Qunoot
  • Ihda
  • Fast on 27th Rajab and on the Last Day of Rajab.
  • If one can afford to, Make a Sacrifice thanking Allah Almighty for the Holy Blessings coming with Laylat’ul Isra Wa’l Miraj  

 

 

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