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We have been informed that the Hadith in the message below are Dai'ef (weak)
or fabricated. The following website will show the true merits about Rajab
from the Qur'an and Sahih (authentic) Hadith:

Jazak Allah,
2009/6/23 Safia Ansari <[log in to unmask]>

> بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
> الحمد لله رب العالمين
> و صلى الله على سيدنا محمد و على آله وصحبه وسلم تسليما كثيرا
> Asalamu' Alaikum Dear MSA,
> Insh'Allah you are all well and in the best of Iman. Please take a moment
> to read this and forward it along. May Allah allow all of us to get the most
> out of this month and take full advantage of Allah's mercy. Ameen.
> <>
> This is an excerpt from the book *Kanz Al-Najah wa As-Suroor* ("The
> Treasures of Success and Happiness"), a book highlighting the special
> qualities of each month. As the blessed and holy month of Rajab approaches
> (please check your local sightings or mosques to know when the month of
> Rajab begins in your area -http://www.crescent
> cgi <> ), hopefully this
> information will be of use in allowing us all to appreciate it and benefit
> from it:
> So, my dear friend, put forth a great effort in the month of Rajab, may
> Allah have mercy on you. It is the season of great profits, so take
> advantage of your time! Whoever is spiritually sick due to their sins - know
> that the medicine has come.
>     - Know that Rajab is a virtuous month in which worship is gloriously
>          rewarded - especially fasting and seeking repentance (*istighfar*
>          ).
>     - Also, making du'a during the eve of the first of Rajab is highly
>          recommended. The Prophet, peace and mercy be upon him, said, *"There
>          are five nights in which du'a *(supplication)* is not rejected:
>          the eve of Rajab, the 15th night of Sha'aban, the eve of Friday, on the eve
>          of Eid Al-Fitr, and on the eve of Eid Al-Adha."** *[Al-Suyuti in
>          his *Al-Jami'*].
>     - On the 27th night of Rajab, the Prophet, peace and mercy be upon
>          him, was taken on the *Isra wa Mi'raj** *(The Night Journey and
>          Ascension to the Heavens). This was a great and glorious night, as is known
>          to most Muslims, in which the Prophet, peace and mercy be upon him, met his
>          Lord and was given the commandment to perform the 5 daily prayers.
>     - Rajab is one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Quran (the
>          four months are : Rajab, Dhul Qi'da, Dhul Hijjah, and Muharram):
> إن عدة الشهور عند الله اثنا عشر شهرا في كتاب الله يوم خلق السموت والارض
> منها اربعة حرم
> * {The number of months is twelve according to God, in the decree of God,
> on the day God created the heavens and the earth; and four of them are
> sacred} (9:36)
> *
>     - Rajab is Allah's month in which He pours His Mercy upon the penitent
>          and He accepts the actions that people have done for His sake. The Prophet,
>          peace and mercy be upon him, said, *"**Rajab is the month of
>          Allah, and Sha'aban is my month, and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah
>          **."* (Imam Al-Suyuti in *Al-Jami*).
>     - Scholars say: Rajab is the month of repentance (*istighfar*), and
>          Sha'aban is the month of sending peace and mercy *(**salawat/durood
>          shareef*) upon the Prophet, and Ramadan is the month of Qur'an.
>     - One *highly recommended* act to do is say 70 times after the Fajr
>          and 'Isha prayers every morning and night of Rajab:
> "ربّ اغفر لي وارحمني وتب عليّ"
> *Transliteration*: *"Allahuma ighfir li wa Arhamni wa tub 'alayya."*
> *Translation*: Oh Allah forgive me, have mercy upon me, and grant me
> repentance.
>     - Sayyidna 'Ali, may Allah be well pleased with him, used to allocate
>          extra amounts of time for worship on four nights - the first night of Rajab,
>          the nights before the two Eids, and the 15th night of Sha'aban.
>     - It is also *highly recommended* to say the following Prophetic
>          prayer (known as *Sayyid Al-Istighfar* or the Master of
>          Repentance) 3 times every morning and every evening in Rajab:
> اللهم أنت ربي، لا اله الا أنت خلقتني وأنا عبدك، وأنا على عهدك ووعدك ما
> استطعت، أعوذ بك من شر ما صنعت، أبوء لك بنعمتك عليَّ وأبوء يذنبي فاغفر لي
> فإنه لا يغفر الذنوب الا أنت
> *Transliteration*:* **Allahuma anta rabi la ilaha illa ant, khalaqtani wa
> ana 'abduk, wa ana 'ala 'ahdika wa wa'adika ma astata'at, 'authu bika min
> shar ma san'at, abu'u laka bi ni'matika 'allaya wa abu'u bi dhanbi, faqhfir
> li fa'innahu la yaghfir al-dhunub ila anta.*
> *Translation*: O Allah, you are my Lord, and there is no god but you. You
> created me and I am your servant, and I am upon the convenant to the best of
> my ability. I seek refuge in you from the evil I have brought upon myself. I
> admit all the blessings you have given me and I admit my sins, so forgive
> me, for no one can forgive sins save You.
> And success is from Allah
> والحمد لله رب العالمي