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23-06-2024 |17 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1445 AH

First Day Of Rajab (Rajab)


The first day of Rajab is a holy day on which there are several rites to be advisably done :

First:     It is advisable to observe fasting on this day. According to narrations, Prophet Noah (a.s.) embarked on the Ark on such a day; he therefore ordered his companions to observe fasting. Hence, whoever observes fasting on this day, Hellfire will move away from him for a distance of one year walking.


Second:     Bathing oneself is also advisable on this day.


Third:         It is also recommended to visit the tomb of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) on this day. Shaykh al-Tusi has narrated on the authority of Bashir al-Dahhan that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) said, “Whoever visits (Imam) al-Husayn ibn Ali(a.s.) on the first day of Rajab, Almighty Allah will forgive him all his sins.”

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 287


It is recommended to begin with offering the famous Salat Salman (The Prayer of Salman al-Farisi), which consists of thirty units. On the first of Rajab, it is advisable to offer ten units of this prayer separating each couple with a Taslim. In each unit, one should recite Surah al-Faatehah one time, Surah al-Tawheed three times, and Surah al-Kafirun three times. After Taslim, it is recommended to raise the hands up and say the following litany:

لَآ اِلٰہَ اِلّاَاللّٰہُ وَحْدَہُ لَا شَرِیْکَ لَہُ لَہُ الْمُلْکُ وَلَہُ الْحَمْدُ یُحْیِیْ وَیُمِیْتُ وَھُوَ حَیٌّ لَّا یَمُوْتُ بِیَدِہِ الْخَیْرُ وَھُوَ عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیْءٍ قَدِیْرٌ

The following litany should be said thereafter:


اَللّٰھُمَّ لَا مَانِعَ لِمَآ اَعْطَیْتَ وَلَا مُعْطِیَ لِمَا مَنَعْتَ وَلَا یَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْکَ الْجَدُّ


There is no god save Allah, the One and Only Who has no partner. To him is the kingdom and to Him is all praise. He gives life and causes to die while He is Ever-living and never dies. In His hand is the good and He has power over all things.

The following litany should be said thereafter:

O Allah, verily, none can ever divest him whom You decide to give, none can ever give him whom You decide to deprive, and nothing can ever stop that which You decide.

Explanation / Details::

Then, one should pass the hands over the face.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan 287