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Entering the Month of Rajab


Jan 12, 2024 #Islamic, #News

To welcome the month of Rajab, Muslims are encouraged to recite prayers to begin it. Here is a prayer to recite when entering the month of Rajab, as well as other practices that you can do during this month.

Prayer for Entering the Month of Rajab #1 According to the book “Kalender Ibadah Sepanjang Tahun” compiled by Ustaz Abdullah Faqih Ahmad Abdul Wahid, Muslims are recommended to pray when entering the month of Rajab. This practice is believed to have been commonly done by the early scholars, as mentioned in a hadith that explains this prayer.

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ إِذَا دَخَلَ رَجَبُ قَالَ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي رَجَبَ وَشَعْبَانَ وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ

Indeed, when the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) entered the month of Rajab, he would supplicate, “O Allah, bless us in the month of Rajab and Sha’ban, and allow us to reach the month of Ramadan.” (Narrated by Bukhari) The common supplication recited by Muslims during the month of Rajab is as follows:

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي رَجَبَ وَشَعْبَانَ وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ

O Allah, bless us in the months of Rajab and Sha’ban, and guide us to reach the month of Ramadan.

Prayer upon entering the month of Rajab #2 In the book Al Ghunyah, Sheikh Abdul Qadir al Jilani explains that Sayyidina Ali bin Abi Talib increased his worship upon entering the first night of Rajab

كَانَ عَلِيٌّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ يُفَرِّغُ نَفْسَهُ لِلْعِبَادَةِ فِيْ أَرْبَعِ لَيَالٍ فِي السَّنَةِ، وَهِيَ أَوَّلُ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ رَجَبٍ، وَلَيْلَةُ الْفِطْرِ، وَلَيْلَةُ الْأَضْحَى، وَلَيْلَةُ النِّصْفِ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ. وَكَانَ مِنْ دُعَائِهِ فِيْهَا

Sayyidina Ali Radhiyallaahu ‘Anhu dedicated himself to worship on four nights in a year, namely the first night of the month of Rajab, the night of Eid al-Fitr, the night of Eid al-Adha, and the night of Nishfu Sya’ban. And in the book Al Ghunyah, the prayer recited by Sayyidina Ali upon entering the month of Rajab is written.

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَاٰلِهِ مَصَابِيْحِ الْحِكْمَةِ، وَمَوَالِي النِّعْمَةِ، وَمَعَادِنِ الْعِصْمَةِ، وَاعْصِمْنِيْ بِهِمْ مِنْ كُلِّ سُوْءٍ، وَلَا تَأْخُذْنِيْ عَلَى غِرَّةٍ، وَلَا عَلَى غَفْلَةٍ، وَلَا تَجْعَلْ عَوَاقِبَ أَمْرِيْ حَسْرَةً وَنَدَامَةً، وَارْضَ عَنِّيْ؛ فَإِنَّ مَغْفِرَتَكَ لِلظَّالِمِيْنَ، وَأَنَا مِنَ الظَّالِمِيْنَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ مَا لَا يَضُرُّكَ، وَأَعْطِنِيْ مَا لَا يَنْفَعُكَ، فَإِنَّكَ الْوَاسِعَةُ رَحْمَتُهُ، الْبَدِيْعَةُ حِكْمَتُهُ، فَأَعْطِنِي السَّعَةَ وَالدَّعَةَ، وَالْأَمْنَ وَالصِّحَّةَ، وَالشُّكْرَ وَالْمُعَافَاةَ وَالتَّقْوَى، وَأَفْرِغِ الصَّبْرَ وَالصِّدْقَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَى أَوْلِيَائِكَ، وَأَعْطِنِي الْيُسْرَ، وَلَا تَجْعَلْ مَعَهُ الْعُسْرَ، وَاعْمُمْ بِذٰلِكَ أَهْلِيْ وَوَلَدِيْ وَإِخْوَانِيْ فِيْكَ، وَمَنْ وَلَدَنِيْ، مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ وَالْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ

Meaning: O Allah, bestow abundant blessings and reverence upon Muhammad and his family, who are the lamps of wisdom, the possessors of blessings, and the source of protection. Protect us, for the sake of their blessings, from evil. And do not let us be in a state of forgetfulness.

Do not let our final affairs be a cause for regret. Be pleased with us. Indeed, Your forgiveness is for the unjust, and I am among those who are unjust. O Allah, forgive me for sins that can never harm You, grant me something that is of no benefit to You at all. Indeed, Your mercy is vast. Your wisdom is truly beautiful.

Grant us ease and tranquility, security, and good health, as well as gratitude, safety, and piety. Grant us patience and honesty, both for ourselves and for those whom You love. Grant us ease without any difficulty. May You also bestow all of this upon our family, our children, our fellow believers. And may You grant it to our parents who have given birth to us, from the Muslim men and women, the believers.

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