O Allah! Send blessings and peace upon Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad.
Rajab is one of the four sacred months in the Islamic calendar and opens the series of three holy months culminating in Ramadan:
Rajab, Sha’ban and Ramadan.
Hadiths on the Merits of Rajab:
· The Prophet (s) said, “Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha`bān is my month and Ramadān is the month of my Nation.”
· The Prophet (s), when he entered the month of Rajab would say, “O Allah bless us in our Rajab and Sha`ban and cause us to reach Ramadan!” And on the night of Jum`ah he used to say, “This is the night of beauty and day of brightness.”
· Sayyidina Anas bin Malik relate that the Prophet said: “Verily there is a river in Paradise called ‘Rajab’, whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. Whoever fasted a day from Rajab, Allah will quench his thirst from that river.”
· Ibn `Abd al-Razzāq narrates that Ibn `Umar said: There are five nights in which invocation (du`a) is not rejected: the first night of Rajab, the night of mid-Sha`ban, the night of Jum`a, and the night of [the `Eid of] Fitr and the night of [the `Eid of] Sacrifice.[11
One of the Prophet’s (s) greatest miracles, the Night Journey and Ascension (Isra wa’l Miraj) took place on the 27th night of the holy month of Rajab.
“Glory be to Him Who made His servant to go on a night from the Sacred Mosque (Ka’aba] to the Far-Distant Mosque [Masjid al-Aqsa] of which We have blessed the precincts, so that We may show to him some of Our signs; surely He is the Hearing, the Seeing.” [17: 1]
A Beautiful Rajab Dua:
In the name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful
O Allah, I ask forgiveness of You for everything for which I repented to You then returned to. And I ask forgiveness of You for everything I displeased You with and all that concerns me with which You are displeased. And I ask forgiveness of You for the favors which I used for increasing my disobedience towards You. And I ask forgiveness of You for the sins which no one knows except You and no one sees except You and nothing encompasses except Your Mercy and nothing delivers from except Your forgiveness and clemency. There is no god except You alone. You are the Most High, and I was one of the [self] oppressors!
O Allah, I ask forgiveness of You for the injustice I committed against Your servants. Whatever of Your male or female servants whom I have hurt, physically or in their dignity or in their property give them of Your bounty which lacks nothing. And I ask You to honor me with Your mercy which encompasses all things. Do not humble me with Your punishment but give me what I ask of You, for I am in great need of Your mercy, O Most Merciful of the merciful. May Allah send blessings upon Muhammad and upon all his companions. There is no power and no might except in Allah the High, the Exalted.
Blessings and Peace upon Sayyidina Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.
Courtesy of sunnah.org