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Rajab
Rajab
(Arabic: رجب‎) is the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. The lexical definition of Rajaba is "to respect", of which Rajab
Rajab
is a derivative. This month is regarded as one of the four sacred months in Islam
Islam
in which battles are prohibited. The pre-Islamic Arabs also considered warfare blasphemous during the four months.[citation needed] Muslims believe Rajab
Rajab
is the month in which ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib, the first Imam
Imam
of Shia Islam
Shia Islam
and Fourth Caliph
Caliph
of Sunni Islam, was born inside the Kaaba, the most sacred place of worship for Muslims. Rajab
Rajab
and Sha'ban are a prelude to the month of Ramadan.

Contents

1 Hadith 2 Timing 3 Events

3.1 Births 3.2 Deaths

4 Description

4.1 For Shia

5 References 6 External links

Hadith[edit] In Islamic eschatology:

Abu Hurairah
Abu Hurairah
said that the Prophet said:

There will be an Ayah
Ayah
(sign) in (the month of) Ramadan. Then, there will 'isabah (splitting into groups) in Shawwal. Then, there will be fighting in (the month of) Dhu al-Qi'dah. Then, the pilgrim will be robbed in (the month of) Dhu al-Hijjah. Then, the prohibitions will be violated in (the month of) al-Muharram. Then, there will be sound in (the month of) Safar, then the tribes will conflict with each other in the two months of Rabi' al-awwal
Rabi' al-awwal
& Rabi' al-thani. Then, the most amazing thing will happen between (the months of) Jumada and Rajab. Then, a well-fed she-camel will be better than a fortress (castle) sheltering a thousand (people).[1]

Timing[edit] The Islamic calendar
Islamic calendar
is a lunar calendar, and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. Since the lunar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Rajab
Rajab
migrates throughout the seasons. The estimated start and end dates for Rajab, based on the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia, are:[2]

Rajab
Rajab
dates between 2016 and 2021

AH First day (CE/AD) Last day (CE/AD)

1437 08 April 2016 07 May 2016

1438 29 March 2017 26 April 2017

1439 18 March 2018 16 April 2018

1440 08 March 2019 05 April 2019

1441 25 February 2020 24 March 2020

1442 13 February 2021 13 March 2021

Events[edit]

The Battle of Tabouk
Battle of Tabouk
took place in Rajab, 9 A.H. (October 630) The second Oath of Aqabah took place in Rajab, 12 A.H. (September 633) 6 Rajab: Many Sufi
Sufi
followers of the Chishti tariqa (path) celebrate the anniversary of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti 7 Rajab: Twelvers observe the Festival of Imam
Imam
Musa al-Kazim in dedication of Musā' al-Kādhim. This is so that we do not miss celebrating the birth of the 7th Imam
Imam
which took place in the month of Safar. In the 7th month (Rajab), on the 7th day we celebrate the birth of 7th Imam. 22 Rajab, Koonday (table cloth dinner) is organized by Shiites
Shiites
(not all, as it is controversial) among Muslims of South Asia. It is an occasion for Muslims to discuss Allah
Allah
and the Ahlul Bayt
Ahlul Bayt
and to strengthen ties among the community with love and compassion. 27 Rajab, Mi'raj, the day Muhammad
Muhammad
is believed to have ascended to heaven. It is a national holiday in some Muslim countries. 28 Rajab, Husayn ibn ‘Alī started his journey to Karbalā from Medina.

Births[edit]

1 Rajab: Muhammad
Muhammad
al-Bāqir, Shī‘ah Imām 5 Rajab: ‘Alī al-Naqī, Twelver Imām 9 Rajab: ‘Alī al-Asghar 10 Rajab: Muhammad
Muhammad
al-Taqī, ninth Twelver Imām 13 Rajab: ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib 20 Rajab: Sakina bint Hussain

Deaths[edit]

3 Rajab: ‘Alī al-Naqī, Twelver Imam
Imam
& Uwais al-Qarni, Companion Of Prophet Muhammad 6 Rajab: Mu'īnuddīn Chishtī, The Founder Of Chishti Order
Chishti Order
Of Sufism And One Of The Greatest Sufi
Sufi
Saints 8 Rajab: Nazim Al-Haqqani, a Turkish Cypriot Sufi
Sufi
Muslim sheykh and spiritual leader of the Naqshbandi tariqa. 15 Rajab: Zainab bint Ali 18 Rajab: Abraham (according to Shi'a Islam) 22 Rajab: Muawiyah I 25 Rajab: Musā' al-Kādhim, seventh Twelver Imam 26 Rajab: Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, uncle of Muhammad
Muhammad
and father of Ali

Description[edit] The name of Rajab
Rajab
literally designated to the meaning like respected, regarded, and admired. It seems that the word is originally Semitic one. There are different points about the numeration of the days of the month. Somebodies believe that the month is 29 days and the other believe that the month is 30 days. There are two important events during the month namely the birthday of Ali
Ali
ibn Abi Talib and the Muhammad's first revelation
Muhammad's first revelation
in the Shia tradition.[3] Just as the month honored before the appearance of Islam, the dignity of that is regarded by the very religion of Islam. Also during the month referred to the forbidding of war. There are also other names for the Rajab such as Rajab
Rajab
Al morrajjab, Rajab
Rajab
Al Asab..[4] For Shia[edit] The Shi'a believe that there are many virtues of the month. According to some narrations, the month belongs to Ali
Ali
while the month of Shaban is the month of Prophet Muhammad. Musa al-Kadhim
Musa al-Kadhim
(the seventh Imam
Imam
of the Shia) has narrated that the Rajab
Rajab
is like a river in the heaven which is whiter and sweeter than honey.[5] References[edit]

^ Al-Haakim, Naim ibn Hammad, Kitab Al-Fitan ^ Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia ^ Farid Ghasemlou (2014). Rajab.  ^ Mohsen Moeini (2014). Rajab.  ^ Mohsen Moeini (2014). Rajab. 

External links[edit]

Islamic-Western Calendar Converter (Based on the Arithmetical or Tabular Calendar) Monthly Profiles of the Islamic Calendar(Copyright) The Night Journey: The Spiritual Significance of Isra and Mi`raj

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Months of the Islamic calendar
Islamic calendar
(AH)

Muharram Safar Rabi' I Rabi' II Jumada I Jumada II Rajab Sha`ban Ramadan Shawwal Dhu al-Q

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