Rajab is also notable due to the birth anniversary of Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, who was born inside the Ka'ba. It has been narrated by the Imam himself that, "The month of Rajab is my month, and Sha'ban is the month of the Messenger of Allah, and the month of Ramadhan is the month of Allah."
Many traditions have been recorded that speak of the month of Rajab with reverence. The Prophet (pbuh) has been quoted to have said: "Rajab is a great month of Allah, unmatched by any other month in the respect and significance (accorded to it); war with the infidels during this month is prohibited; Verily, Rajab is Allah’s month, Sha’ban my month and Ramadhan the month of my Ummah; whosoever fasts a day in the month of Rajab will be granted the great reward of Ridhwan (an angel in heaven); the wrath of Allah shall be distanced and a door of the Hell shall be closed."
Acts for the Month
يَا مَنْ أَرْجُوهُ لِكُلِّ خَيْرٍ ، وَ آمَنُ سَخَطَهُ عِنْدَ كُلِّ شَرٍّ ، يَا مَنْ يُعْطِي الْكَثِيرَ بِالْقَلِيلِ ، يَا مَنْ يُعْطِي مَنْ سَأَلَهُ ، يَا مَنْ يُعْطِي مَنْ لَمْ يَسْأَلْهُ وَ مَنْ لَمْ يَعْرِفْهُ تُحَنُّناً مِنْهُ وَ رَحْمَةً ، أَعْطِنِي بِمَسْأَلَتِي إِيَّاكَ جَمِيعَ خَيْرِ الدُّنْيَا ، وَ جَمِيعَ خَيْرِ الْآخِرَةِ ، وَ اصْرِفْ عَنِّي بِمَسْأَلَتِي إِيَّاكَ جَمِيعَ شَرِّ الدُّنْيَا وَ شَرِّ الْآخِرَةِ ، فَإِنَّهُ غَيْرُ مَنْقُوصٍ مَا أَعْطَيْتَ ، وَ زِدْنِي مِنْ فَضْلِكَ يَا كَرِيمُ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَ الْإِكْرَامِ ، يَا ذَا النَّعْمَاءِ وَ الْجُودِ ، يَا ذَا الْمَنِّ وَ الطَّوْلِ ، حَرِّمْ شَيْبَتِي عَلَى النَّارِ
See main article: Lailatul Raghaib
The first Thursday night of Rajab is known as Lailatul Raghaib (Night of Wishes). Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to fast on the first Thursday and between Maghrib & Isha recite 12 Rak’at prayers in six sets of 2 units.
See main article: Ayyaam al-Baydh
Ayaam al-Baydh (Arabic: أيام البيض; The Luminous Days) are the 13th, 14th and 15th of the month of Rajab, Sha'ban and Ramadhan. It is highly recommended to fast on these days, perform Ghusl and perform the prescribed a'maal.
A'maal Umme Dawood
See main article: A'maal Umm-e-Dawood
The highly recommended act for the middle of Rajab (15th of the month) is known as A'maal of Umm-e-Dawood (Mother of Dawood). This lengthy a'mal is best for the fulfillment of desires and removal of oppressions and calamities.
- 1st Rajab: Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir
- 3rd Rajab: Martyrdom of Imam Ali al-Hadi
- 5th Rajab: Birth of Imam Ali al-Hadi
- 9th Rajab: Birth of Ali Asghar ibn Husain
- 10th Rajab: Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi
- 13th Rajab: Birth of Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib
- 15th Rajab: Change of Qibla from Bait ul-Muqaddas to the Ka'ba
- 22nd Rajab: Death of Muawiya ibn Abi Sufyan
- 24th Rajab: Victory of Muslims in the Battle of Khyber
- 25th Rajab: Martyrdom of Imam Musa al-Kadhim
- 27th Rajab: Day of Mab'ath
- 28th Rajab: Imam Husain ibn Ali started his journey towards Karbala from Medina