There are many rulings related to the month of Rajab. Some of them existed in the pre-Islamic era and scholars differed regarding their continuation after Islam such as the prohibition of killing and slaughtering certain sacrifices. Some others first appeared along with the advent of Islam such as performing certain prayer, fasting, ‘Umrah and the like.

In the following lines, we will touch upon this topic in detail:

1- We have previously stated the disagreement of the scholars regarding the ruling of killing during the sacred months and whether its prohibition is still valid or abrogated in the previous episode.

2- As for sacrifices, one of the practices during the month of Rajab which was done during the pre-Islamic period, is to offer sacrifices and call it Al-‘Ateerah. Muslim scholars held different opinions regarding their ruling in Islam. Most of them view that Islam voided this practice. Also, It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him,  said: "There is no Fara‘ and no ‘Ateerah." [Reported by Al-Bukhaari (5473 and 5474) and Muslim]

Some of them such as Ibn Sireen said, it is recommended. This is also reported by Imam Ahmad, may Allaah have mercy upon him, from the people of Al-Basrah.

There are several Hadeeths reported in this regard in the Sunan and Imam An-Nasaa‘i, may Allaah have mercy upon him, collected them in his Sunan and singled out a book for them under the title of Al-Fara‘ and Al-‘Ateerah and then made a chapter for explaining the first and another for the latter in his Sunan 7/167 – 171.

Those who view its permissibility substantiated their opinion with such Hadeeths. They reconciled between such Hadeeths and the Hadeeth: “There is no Fara‘ and no ‘Ateerah" with that the prohibited is what the people during the pre-Islamic era used to do of slaughtering for others than Allaah The Almighty. Sufyaan ibn ‘Unaynah viewed that what is meant is negating obligation. Some other scholars said that the Hadeeth of Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, is more authentic than such Hadeeths and thus it is to be acted upon away from other Hadeeths and this is the approach adopted by Imam Ahmad, may Allaah have mercy upon him.

The ruling of offering sacrifices in the month of Rajab applies to the idea of regarding it a season and festival such as eating sweet in it and the like. It was reported from Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with them, that he used to dislike to deem the month of Rajab festival.

The origin of this is that Muslims are not to regard any day festival except what is prescribed by the Islamic Sharee‘ah (i.e. divine revealed laws) as a festival such as the Day of Al-Fitr (i.e. fast-breaking), Al-Adha (i.e. sacrifice), three days of At-Tashreeq; such are the festivals of the year, and Friday which is the festival of the week. Accordingly, regarding any day festival other than them is Bid‘ah (i.e. innovation) that has no basis in Islam.

3- Amongst the other rulings of Rajab are the prayer, fasting and ‘Umrah reported in it.

There is no authentic Hadith regarding a special prayer during the month of Rajab, and all the narrations concerning Ar-Raghaa’ib prayer that people used to do at the first night of Friday during the month of Rajab are fabricated lies and according to the majority of the scholars, this prayer is an innovation. Amongst the great scholars who stated this are Al-Haafith Abu Ismaa‘eel Al-Ansaari, Abu Bakr ibn As-Samm‘aani, Abu Al-Fadhl ibn Naasir, Abu Al-Farj ibn Al-Jawzi, Abu Al-Farj ibn Rajab and others.

However, earlier scholars did not mention it because it was innovated after the fourth century and was never known before that, and no one from the scholars during the first virtuous generations ever mentioned it.

4- As for fasting, there is no authentic Hadeeth regarding fasting the month of Rajab reported from the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, or his companions, may Allaah be pleased with them. It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, commanded a man to observe fasting in the month of Al-Muharram. [Reported by Abu Daawood 2/322 – 323 (2428) and An-Nasaa’i in Al-Kubra 2/139-140, Ibn Maajah 1/554 (1741), Ahmad 5/28 and Al-Bayhaqi 4/291 and others from the route of Abi As-Saleel from Majeebah Al-Baahiliyyah from her father or parental uncle as a Marfoo‘ (i.e. traceable) Hadeeth. It was also said, Abu Majeebah Al-Baahili. The most preponderant opinion is that she is a woman and there is some Jahaalah (i.e., one narrator is unknown) which is the defect of the Hadeeth. Refer to Al-Mizaan 3/440 and Da‘eef Abu Daawood (419)]

Some of our righteous predecessors used to fast the sacred months as a whole such as Ibn ‘Umar, Al-Hasan Al-Basri and Abu Ishaaq As-Subay‘i.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with them, said, “The Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, prohibited fasting the month of Rajab.” [Reported by Ibn Maajah with a weak Isnaad (i.e. chain of narrators)]

The correct opinion is that it is Mawqoof i.e. traced back to Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with them, as it was reported by ‘Abdur-Razzaaq in Al-Musanaf (7854).

It was reported that Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with them, disliked to observe fasting in the month of Rajab as a whole. It was also reported that Ibn ‘Umar and Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with the, would like to break fasting in some days of it. Also, Anas and Sa‘eed ibn Jubayr disliked fasting it as a whole. Yahya ibn Sa‘eed Al-Ansaari and Imam Ahmad disliked fasting the month of Rajab as a whole and said one should break fasting for a day or two in it as it was reported from Ibn ‘Umar and Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with them. Ash-Shaafi‘i, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said in the old Mathhab: “I dislike a man to observe fasting for a whole month in much the same way he fasts Ramadhaan,” and substantiated his opinion by the Hadeeth reported by ‘Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with him, in which she said: “I never saw the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, fast a full month except during Ramadan, and he never fasted more than fasting during the month of Sha‘baan.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

He added, I disliked this so that an ignorant person may not believe that it is something obligatory; however, if one did so and no one believe this, it will be something good.

According to some scholars, disliking of singling out the month of Rajab with fasting can be removed by fasting a voluntary month along with it such as fasting the sacred months, or fasting Rajab and Sha‘baan. It was also reported from Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them, and others fasting the sacred months. However, Imam Ahmad, may Allaah have mercy upon him, view that one should not fast it as a whole except the one who observe fasting in the whole year.

5- As for performing ‘Umrah in the month of Rajab, it was reported from Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them, that the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, performed ‘Umrah at the month of Rajab; however, ‘Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with him, denied this while he was present and kept silent.

‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them, and others recommended performing ‘Umrah in the month of Rajab. ‘Aa’ishah and Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them, used to it as well. Ibn Sireen reported from our righteous predecessors that they used to do it. That is because the better way of performing Hajj and ‘Umrah is to perform Hajj in one journey and ‘Umrah in another journey in other than the months of Hajj and this is the perfect way of performing the commanded Hajj and ‘Umrah. This opinion was also adopted by the majority of the Companions such as ‘Umar, ‘Uthmaan, ‘Ali and others, may Allaah be pleased with them.

6- It was narrated that Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: "O Allaah bless for us Rajab and Sha‘baan and grant us the grace to witness Ramadhan." [Reported by Ahmad 1/259, Ibn As-Sinni in ‘Amal Al-Yawom wa Al-Laylah (658) and Al-Bazzaar (616) Kashf Al-Astaar] However, the Hadeeth is Da‘eef (i.e. weak) because its chain of narrators has Zaa’idah ibn Abi Ar-Raqaad whose Hadeeth is Munkar (1).

7- It is said to have been reported that major events happened in the month of Rajab, but none of these reports are true. It was reported that the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, was born on the first night of Rajab, and that he received his Mission on the twenty-seventh, or twenty-fifth of this month. None of this is correct.

It was reported with a chain of narrators that is not authentic from Al-Qaasim Ibn Muhammad that the Al-Israa’ (i.e. Night Journey) of the Prophet took place on the twenty-seventh of Rajab. This was denied by Ibraaheem Al-Harbi and others.

It was narrated that Qays ibn ‘Abbaad said regarding the tenth day of Rajab that Allaah eliminates what He wills or confirms, and with Him is the Mother of the Book. And it was reported that people during the Pre-Islamic era used to supplicate Allaah The Almighty against the oppressor and they used to be answered and there are many well known reports regarding this stated by Ibn Abi Ad-Dunya in Mujaab Ad-Da‘wah and the like.

8- The month of Rajab is the key of goodness and blessings. Abu Bakr Al-Warraaq Al-Balkhiyy said: “Rajab is the month of planting seeds. Sha‘baan is the month of irrigation and Ramadhaan is the month of harvest.” It was also reported that he said: “The month of Rajab is like a wind, Sha‘baan is like a cloud and Ramadhaan is like rain.” Some others said: “The year is like a tree. The days of the month of Rajab are its foliation. The days of Sha‘baan are its branching and the days of Ramadhaan are wherein its fruits are reaped. The reapers are the believers. It is befitting for the one who has blackened his pages with sins to whiten them with repentance in this month, and for the one who has squandered his life in idleness to profit in it from what remains of his life.”

Once a poet in this regard said:

Whiten your black pages in Rajab with good deeds that save from the Hellfire.

Here is one of the sacred months has come in which if one supplicates Allaah The Almighty will never be disappointed.

Glad tidings for the one who does righteous in it and gives up immoralities and doubt.

Thus, one should seize the opportunity of doing great good deeds in this month. That is because filling its times with the acts of worship really has great virtues.

             

__________________________

 

(1)         A Hadeeth that was narrated by a non-trustworthy narrator and contradicts the narration of a trustworthy narrator. (Translator)

 

Comments  

#363 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabJosefina 15 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
Whats up this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting
to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if
you have to manually code with HTML. I'm starting a blog
soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Also visit my website; Taip: http://sutemos.wip.lt/redirect.php?url=http://loveclare.com/ignore-extenze-fraud-spruce-sex-situation/
Quote
#362 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabMikki 14 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
Wohh exactly what I was searching for, regards
for posting.

Here is my web-site :: http://www.makemoneydonothing.com/user/profile/71287: http:///cgi/tawabbs/yybbs.cgi?room=room1
Quote
#361 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabAlta 13 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging
for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is
wonderful, let alone the content!

My web-site: https://www.frvmuskie.com/forum2/users/shermanhill0/: http://customer.florencewarehouse.com/UserProfile/tabid/61/userId/1275260/Default.aspx
Quote
#360 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabStacey 13 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
Hi there! I could have sworn I've visited this website before but after
going through many of the posts I realized it's new to me.
Anyways, I'm certainly pleased I stumbled upon it and I'll be bookmarking it and checking
back often!

Also visit my web-site ... http://www.dronesforsaletoday.com/groups/the-cyclical-ketogenic-diet-not-just-a-fad-anymore-1735155882/: http://orange.newlineage.net/home.php?mod=space&uid=252362&do=profile&from=space
Quote
#359 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabRigoberto 12 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
Thank you for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do a
little research on this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more clear from
this post. I'm very glad to see such magnificent information being shared freely out there.


Feel free to surf to my site - Blaux Portable AC: https://www.olioliena.it/2020/07/02/air-conditioning-options-4/
Quote
#358 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabAnke 12 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google,
and found that it is truly informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels.
I?ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Lots of people
will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

Stop by my website TruFlexen Muscle Builder: https://www.dhootgroup.net/?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=1849804
Quote
#357 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabMattie 12 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
Valuable information. Lucky me I found your website unintentionally, and
I am shocked why this coincidence did not took place earlier!

I bookmarked it.

Also visit my blog post - Care Keto Reviews: http://cedgg.org/2020/06/25/keto-ketosis-ketogenic-diet-and-nutrition-9/
Quote
#356 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabIma 6 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.

But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using Movable-type
on several websites for about a year and am nervous about switching
to another platform. I have heard excellent things about blogengine.net.
Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into
it? Any help would be really appreciated!

Also visit my website; http://www.usafreeclassifieds.org/classifieds/user/profile/80081: http://okbkp.ru/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=&event2=&event3=&goto=http://www.usafreeclassifieds.org/classifieds/user/profile/80081
Quote
#355 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabStephen 6 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
It will always be useful to read through content from other authors and practice a
little something from other web sites.

Here is my web-site - http://mattgpresnell.qhub.com/member/1609312: http://www.kalosa.sk/modules.php?name=Your_Account&op=userinfo&username=OcasioLeslee
Quote
#354 order cialis online insistACleablypaype 3 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
cheap cialis online
Quote
#353 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabPete 1 Dhul-Qa'dah 1441 AH
wonderful post, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this
sector don't understand this. You must proceed your writing.
I'm sure, you have a huge readers' base already!


Stop by my page ... https://vigarexpills.com/: http://referenciasmedicas.com/The_Very_Best_Penis_Enlargement_Method
Quote
#352 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabAlberto 27 Shawwal 1441 AH
I really like it whenever people come together and share ideas.
Great site, stick with it!

my homepage ... Ultra Keto
Melt Advanced Weight Loss Reviews: http://modestabraxton643.wikidot.com/blog:3
Quote
#351 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabRowena 27 Shawwal 1441 AH
Good day! I could have sworn I've visited this blog before but after
looking at some of the posts I realized it's new to me. Anyhow, I'm certainly delighted I came across it
and I'll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!


Here is my site: Puretonics Keto Review: http://emerson71a43.wikidot.com/blog:1
Quote
#350 tadalafil 20mg priceACleablypaype 27 Shawwal 1441 AH
buy cialis
Quote
#349 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabMaurice 26 Shawwal 1441 AH
As a Newbie, I am continuously searching online for articles that can benefit me.

Thank you

my web blog: Vialift XL Testo Booster: https://www.dailystrength.org/journals/the-two-most-popular-male-enhancement-myths-72
Quote
#348 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabJasmin 26 Shawwal 1441 AH
I'm truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog.
It's a very easy on the eyes which makes
it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often.
Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
Excellent work!

Have a look at my site - https://musclegainer.org/supplement-reviews/vialift-xl-testosterone-booster/: https://vidyapraman.com/user/profile/21927
Quote
#347 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabMeredith 26 Shawwal 1441 AH
I reckon something truly special in this web site.



My blog :: Keto Max+: http://albajhq668894.wikidot.com/blog:3
Quote
#346 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabClaudio 13 Shawwal 1441 AH
I dugg some of you post as I cerebrated they
were handy very useful.

My blog post: Zberind CBD: https://jewsunderattack.com/index.php/10_Legal_Uses_Within_Your_Marijuana_Seeds
Quote
#345 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabGrant 4 Shawwal 1441 AH
If some one desires to be updated with most recent technologies then he must be pay
a quick visit this web site and be up to date every day.


My homepage :: Harmony
CBD Oil: http://joylake57250.wikidot.com/blog:5
Quote
#344 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabCora 4 Shawwal 1441 AH
Nice blog right here! Also your site lots up fast! What host are you the use of?
Can I am getting your affiliate hyperlink on your
host? I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

my webpage :: Total Releaf CBD Oil: https://jnjinter.com/old-western-showdown-cannabis-community-challenges-corruption-in-california-2/
Quote
#343 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabMadelaine 27 Ramadan 1441 AH
I think the admin of this web site is genuinely working
hard for his website, for the reason that here every data is quality based data.



my homepage :: Ultra Keto Melt Advanced Weight Loss: http://homeremodelling.qhub.com/member/1584927
Quote
#342 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabHeriberto 23 Ramadan 1441 AH
Asking questions are actually nice thing if
you are not understanding anything totally, but this piece of writing presents
good understanding yet.

My website; Luxy Care Reviews: http://watches2018.qhub.com/member/1572359
Quote
#341 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabLaurie 17 Ramadan 1441 AH
Its such as you read my mind! You appear to
grasp a lot approximately this, such as you wrote the e book in it or something.

I feel that you simply can do with some p.c.

to force the message house a bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog.
An excellent read. I'll certainly be back.

Here is my web blog: Total Releaf CBD: http://lillianadacey.wikidot.com/blog:5
Quote
#340 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabDelbert 16 Ramadan 1441 AH
Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful article.
Thanks for supplying this information.

Feel free to visit my web site Sterilize-X Review: https://evelynhillier1.hatenablog.com/entry/2020/05/04/071201
Quote
#339 Episode 6: Rulings Related to the Month of RajabElizabet 16 Ramadan 1441 AH
If you would like to increase your knowledge only keep visiting
this website and be updated with the newest news update
posted here.

Also visit my web site; Pulse Mini Pods Review: https://suzannetyo006.hatenablog.com/entry/2020/05/02/165003
Quote

Add comment

Security code
Refresh