The month of in which Shab-e-Miraj falls.
The Blessed Month of Rajab, is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. Listed below are some key anniversaries and important dates of this blessed month.
The Virtues of the Blessed Month of Rajab
Hadrat Salman Farsi (Radi Allahu ta’ala anhu) narrates that the Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa aalihi wa Sallam) of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) said that there is a day in the month of Rajab on which if a person fasts and does Qiyamul Lail (night vigil) on that night, he will receive rewards like a person who fasts for 100 years and does Qiyaamul Lail for nights of 100 years.This is the night of the 27th and the day of the 27th Rajab. This is the day on which Sayyadina Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) was appointed to Messengerhood, (Ghuniyatut Talibeen, Tarteeb Shareef page 781).
Hadrat Salman (Radi Allahu ta’ala anhu) narrates that the Beloved of Allah, Hadrat Muhammad (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) said “O Salman,there is no Mumin (True Believer) and Muminah (Truly Believing Female) who performs 30 Rakaah in the month of Rajab and in each Raka’ah recites Surah Al Fatihah once, Surah Al-Ikhlas 3 times,and Sura Al Kafirun 3 times that Allah does forgive them their sins and bestows rewards upon them, as upon a person who has fasted a whole month. He becomes among those who will be steadfast in their salaat in the year which is to come. For him the deeds of the day is equal to that of the martyr. He will be raised with the Martyrs of the Battle of Badr. For him is written for the fast of each day, one year’s worship. His station is raised 1000 times higher.
If he fasts the entire month of Rajab and he performs this (Above) Salaat, Allah will give him salvation from the Hell Fire, make Waajib for him, His Paradise and bestow His Nearness upon him. Hadrat Jibreel (alaihi as-salaam) informed me “O Muhammad this is the sign between you & the Mushrikeen-Polytheists and the Munafiqin (Hypocrites) because the Munafiq does not perform this Salaat.”
Hadrat Salman (Radi Allahu ta’ala anhu) says, I beseeched “O Rasoolallah tell me when and how shall I perform this Salaat (Prayer)” He said “O Salman, perform ten Rakaah on the first of it (month of Rajab) and in each Raka’h recite Surah Al-Fatihah once, Surah Al Ikhlas thrice and Surah Al Kafiroon thrice and after you do your Salaam (at the end of the Salat) raise your hands and say :
“There is no God but Allah,The One Who has no partners. To Him belongs all His kingdom and all the praise, Who created life and death and Who is Alive without Death. From His hands (only) good is done and Who has Power over everything. Dearest Allah, no one can stop what You bestow and no one can give what You prevent. There is no one who can profit us except You the August among all. ” Then spread your hands over your face.” In the middle of the month perform ten Rakaah and in each Rakaah recite Surah Al Fatihah once, Surah Al Ikhlas thrice, and Surah Al Kafiroon thrice and after you do your salaam (at the end of the Salaat) raise your hands towards the heavens and say :
There is no God but Allah, the One who has no partners. To Him belongs all His Kingdom and all the praise. Who created life and death and Who is Alive without Death. From His Hands (only) good is done and Who has Power over everything.The only God, Unique, Who has no needs . . . He has no wife and no children. Then spread your hands over your face. You perform this Salaat at the end of the month, ten Rakaah.In every Rakaah recite Surah Al Fatihah one, Surah Al Ikhlas thrice and Surah Al Kafiroon thrice. After you do your salaam, raise your hand towards the heaven and say :
There is no God but Allah, The One Who has no partners.To Him belongs all His Kingdom and all the praise. Who created life and death and Who is Alive without Death. From His Hands (only) good is done and Who has Power over everything. And the blessing of Allah be upon the Master Muhammad (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) and upon his pure progeny and there is no power greater than that of Allah Who is the Greatest in Might”. Then ask for your needs (to be fulfilled). Your Supplication will be accepted and Allah will create seventy trenches between you and the Hell fire, the distance between each trench will be like it is between Heaven and Earth and written for you will be freedom from Fire of Hell, and from crossing the Bridge of Siraat.” When the Beloved of Allah, Hadrat Muhammad (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) had finished, I fell down in prostration, weeping out of gratitude towards Allah for the abundance of the rewards. Note:~ We here in Daar-ul-Ehsaan, perform this salaat every year, in pairs of two Rakaah, doing the salam after each pair. This way we do 10 Rakaah in 5 pairs and the supplication after the salaam of the fifth pair. Allah and his beloved know the best,(Ghuniyatut Talibeen, Tarteeb Shareef Page 756 – 770).
By the Grace & Mercy of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) the most Merciful, the Treasure which is the Hereafter for the Mumineen is available to you through the virtues contained in “The Virtues Of Islamic Life”. Treasure these issues, file them, go back to them and read them frequently,practice these virtuous deeds in your life and you will find by His Blessings showered upon those who strive to reach Him, your Iman soaring and your heart filled with the gift of love bestowed upon you by the One Who created you for the One who is the most Beneficent and the most Generous and for the one He loves the most, Sayyadina Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (Salla Allahu ta’ala alayhi wa Sallam) Insha-Allah Ta’ala.
This most blessed month of Rajab is significant not just for the many blessings for the fasting and special prayers but also because of so many anniversaries (URS).
The key dates are :
27th Rajab : Shab-e-Meraj-an Nabi