Importance of Rajab Month in Islam: 3 Important Things We Must Understand

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about importance of Rajab month in Islam? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are three important things about importance of Rajab month in Islam which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Is Rajab Really an Important Month in Islam?
  2. Hadith About Importance of Rajab Month in Islam.
  3. What is the Importance of Rajab Month in Islam?

Is Rajab Really an Important Month in Islam?

The first important point about importance of Rajab month in Islam which I will explain now is “is Rajab really an important month in Islam?”. I want you to understand that first because it is one of the important questions in this discussion that must be well understood. Besides, not many Muslims understand it well.

Specifically, if we read some Islamic literacy about Rajab in Islam, we will find an explanation that Rajab is one of the glorified months in Islam (al-Asyhur al-Hurum). We can find this explanation in the Quran and the hadith below:

فَاِذَا انْسَلَخَ الْاَشْهُرُ الْحُرُمُ فَاقْتُلُوا الْمُشْرِكِيْنَ حَيْثُ وَجَدْتُّمُوْهُمْ وَخُذُوْهُمْ وَاحْصُرُوْهُمْ وَاقْعُدُوْا لَهُمْ كُلَّ مَرْصَدٍۚ فَاِنْ تَابُوْا وَاَقَامُوا الصَّلٰوةَ وَاٰتَوُا الزَّكٰوةَ فَخَلُّوْا سَبِيْلَهُمْۗ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ غَفُوْرٌ رَّحِيْمٌ

And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. (At-Taubah [9]; 5).

اِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُوْرِ عِنْدَ اللّٰهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِيْ كِتٰبِ اللّٰهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضَ مِنْهَآ اَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ۗذٰلِكَ الدِّيْنُ الْقَيِّمُ ەۙ فَلَا تَظْلِمُوْا فِيْهِنَّ اَنْفُسَكُمْ وَقَاتِلُوا الْمُشْرِكِيْنَ كَاۤفَّةً كَمَا يُقَاتِلُوْنَكُمْ كَاۤفَّةً ۗوَاعْلَمُوْٓا اَنَّ اللّٰهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِيْنَ

Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That is the correct religion, so do not wrong yourselves during them. And fight against the disbelievers collectively as they fight against you collectively. And know that Allah is with the righteous [who fear Him]. (At-Taubah [9]: 36).

إنَّ الزَّمانَ قَدِ اسْتَدارَ كَهَيْئَتِهِ يَومَ خَلَقَ اللَّهُ السَّمَواتِ والأرْضَ، السَّنَةُ اثْنا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا، مِنْها أرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ، ثَلاثٌ مُتَوالِياتٌ: ذُو القَعْدَةِ، وذُو الحِجَّةِ، والمُحَرَّمُ، ورَجَبُ مُضَرَ الذي بيْنَ جُمادَى وشَعْبانَ

Verily, times are turning as when Allah created the heavens and the earth. One year has twelve months. Among them are four glorified months, three consecutive months: Dhul Qadah, Dhul Hijjah, and Muharram, then the month of Rajab of the Mudhar tribe, between Jumadil Tsani (Jumadil Akhir) and Sha’ban.

That’s a brief explanation of “is Rajab really an important month in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Hadith About Importance of Rajab Month in Islam

The first important thing about importance of Rajab month in Islam which I will explain now is the hadith about importance of Rajab month in Islam. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important discussions on this topic that must be well understood.

In the previous few paragraphs, I have quoted a hadith about the Rajab month. In the hadith it is explained that Rajab is one of the glorified months of the ancient Arabs and Muslims. That is the first hadith about the Rajab month that we must understand.

The second hadith about the Rajab month that I want to quote in this discussion is as follows:

أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَدَبَ إِلَى الصَّوْمِ مِنَ الْأَشْهُرِ الْحُرُمِ

That the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) encouraged (Muslims) to fast during the months that were highly respected (al-Asyhur al-Hurum).

In the above hadith it is explained that the Prophet Muhammad encouraged Muslims to fast in the glorified months (al-Asyhur al-Hurum). One of them is in Rajab month.

That is a brief explanation of the hadith about importance of Rajab month in Islam. As Muslims, we must understand that.

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