Islamic Months – Merits and Precepts

An ebook “Islamic Months – Merits and Precepts” by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani can be downloaded from here.

The objective of the book is to explain what one should or should not do in a particular month or date with reference to the orignal sources of Shariah.

 

The Month of Rajab

Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet . It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha’ban. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words:

“O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings).”