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06-12-2022 |13 Jumādá al-ūlá 1444 AH

First Night of Rajab (Rajab)

Description:

A number of rites have been reported to be advisably said or done at the first night in Rajab, which is a holy night. These rites are as follows

 

At the sight of the new moon, it is recommended to say the following supplicatory prayer:

اَللّٰھُمَّ اَھِّلَہٗ عَلَیْنَا بِالْاَمِنْ وَالْاِیْمَانِ وَالسَّلَامَۃِ وَالْاِسْلَامِ رَبِّیْ وَرَبُّکَ اللّٰهُ  عَزَّوَجَلَّ۔

Translation:

O Allah, cause it (i.e. the moon) to appear carrying for us security, faith, safety, and Islam. Your and my Lord is Allah, the Glorified and Majestic.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 283

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It has been reported that when his eyes fell on the new moon of Rajab, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) used to say the following:

اَللّٰھُمَّ بَارِکْ لَنَا فِیْ رَجَبٍ وَشَعْبَانَ وَبَلِّغْنَا شَھْرَ رَمَضَانَ وَاَعِنَّا عَلَی الصِّیَامِ وَالْقِیَامِ وَحِفْظِ اللِّسَانِ وَغَضِّ الْبَصَرِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ حَظَّنَا مِنْہُ الْجُوعَ وَالْعَطَشَ۔

Translation:

O Allah, (please do) pour out Your blessings upon us in Rajab and Sha`ban. make us catch Ramadan, and help us observe fasting, do acts of worship, suppress our tongues (from saying anything improper) and cast down our eyes (against what is forbidden for us to look at). Do not make our share of Ramadan is only hunger and thirst

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 283

It is highly advisable to bathe oneself at the first night of Rajab. In this respect, some scholars have reported the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) as saying, “Whoever receives the month of Rajab and bathes himself in the first, middle, and last of it, will be released from all of his sins to return as pure as the day of his birth.”

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 283

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 283

It is recommended to offer, after the obligatory Maghrib Prayer, a twenty unit prayer and to recite in each unit Surah al-Faatehah once and Surah al-Tawheed once, and to separate between each couple of units with Taslim. Whoever offers this prayer, his family members, property, sons, and he will be kept saved from harm, rescued against the grave torture, and pass the Sirat as swiftly as lightning without being called to account.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 284

Description:

After the Isha’ Prayer, it is recommended to offer a two unit prayer in the first unit of which Surah al-Faatehah should be recited once, Surah al-Inshirah (No. 94) recited once, and Surah al-Tawheed recited three times. In the second unit, Surahs al-Faatehah, al-Inshirah, al-Tawheed, al-Falaq, and al-Nas should be recited once each. After Taslim, the following litany should be repeated thirty times:

لَآ اِلٰہَ اِلَّااللّٰهُ

Similarly thirty times Repeat Salawat on Holy Prophet and their Progeny

 

اَللّٰھُمَّ صَلِّ عَليٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّاٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

Explanation / Details::

The reward of this prayer is that whoever offers it, will have all his sins forgiven and will return as sin-free as the day of his birth.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 284

It is recommended to offer a thirty unit prayer in each unit Surah al-Faatehah is recited once, Surah al-Kafirun (No. 109) recited once, and Surah al-Tawheed repeated three times.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan 284

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Imam Abu-Ja’far II (a.s.) is reported to have recommended saying this the following supplicatory prayer at the first night of Rajab after the Isha’ Prayer:

اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْٓ اَسْئَلُک بِاَنَّکَ مَلِکٌ وَّاَنَّکَ عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیْءٍ مُقْتَدِرٌ وَاَنَّکَ مَا تَشَآءُمِنْ اَمْرٍ یَّکُوْنُ اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْٓ اَتَوَجَّہُ اِلَیْکَ بِنَبِیِّکَ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِیِّ الرَّحْمَۃِ صَلَّی اللّٰهُ عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ یَا مُحَمَّدُ یَا رَسُوْلَ اللّٰهِ اِنِّیْٓ اَتَوَجَّہُ بِکَ اِلَی اللّٰهِ رَبِّکَ وَرَبِّیْ لِیُنْجِحَ  بِکَ طَلِبَتِیْٓ اَللّٰھُمَّ بِنَبِیِّکَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّالْاَئِمَّۃِ مِنْ اَھْلِ بَیْتِہٖ صَلَّی اللّٰهُ عَلَیْہِ وَعَلَیْھِمْ اَ نْجِحْ طَلِبَتِیْ

Translation:

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Your being the King, having absolute power over all things, and whatever matter You want to happen shall happen. O Allah, I turn my face towards You asking You in the name of Your Prophet, Muhammad, the Prophet of mercy—may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Household. O Muhammad! O Messenger of Allah! I seek Your intercession for me with Allah, your and my Lord, so that He may respond to my request. O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Your Prophet Muhammad and the Imams from his household, peace be upon him and them, to respond to my request.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 284

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Ali ibn Hadid has narrated that Imam Musa ibn Ja’far (a.s.) used to say the following supplicatory prayer while prostrating after the accomplishment of the Night Prayer (Salat al-Layl):

لَکَ الْمَحْمَدۃُ اِنْ اَطَعْتُکَ وَلَکَ الْحُجَّۃَ اِنْ عَصَیْتُکَ لَا صُنْعَ لِیْ وَلَا لِغَیْرِیْ فِیْ اِحْسَانٍ اِلَّا بِکَ یَاکَآئِنُ قَبْلَ کُلِّ شَیْءٍ وَّیَامُکَوِّنَ کُلِّ شَیْءٍ اِنَّکَ عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیْءٍ قَدِیْرٌ اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْٓ اَعُوْذُ بِکَ مِنَ الْعَدِیْلَۃِ عِنْدَ الْمَوْتِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ الْمَرْجِعِ فِی الْقُبُوْرِ وَمِنَ النَّدَامَۃِ یَوْمَ الْاٰزِفَۃِ فَاَسْئَلُکَ اَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّاٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاَنْ تَجْعَلَ عَیْشِیْ عِیْشَۃً نَقِیَّۃً وَمِیْتَنِّیْ مِیْتَۃً سَوِیَّۃً وَمُنْقَلَبِیْ مُنْقَلَبًا کَرِیْمًا غَیْرَ مُخْزٍ وَلَا فَاضِحٍ اَللّٰھُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّاٰ لِہِ الْاَئِمَّۃِ یَنَابِیْعِ الْحِکْمَۃِ وَاُولِی النِّعْمَۃِ وَمَعَادِنِ الْعِصْمَۃِ وَاعْصِمْنِیْ بِہِمْ مِنْ کُلِّ سُوٓئٍ وَّلَا تَاْخُذْنِیْ عَلٰی عِزَّۃٍ وَّلَا عَلٰی غَفْلَۃٍ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ عَوَاقِبَ اَعْمَالِیْ حَسْرَۃً وَّارْضَ عَنِّیْ فَاِنَّ مَغْفِرَتِکَ لِلظَّالِمِیْنَ وَاَنَا مِنَ الظَّالِمِیْنَ اَللّٰھُمَّ اغْفِرْلِیْ مَالَا یَضُرُّکَ وَاَعْطِنِیْ مَالَا یَنْقُصُکَ فَاِنَّکَ الْوَسِیْعُ رَحْمَتُہُ الْبَدِیْعُ حِکْمَتُہُ وَاَعْطِنِی السَّعَۃَ وَالدَّعَۃَ وَالْاَمَنْ وَالصِّحَّۃَ وَالنُّجُوْعَ وَالقُنُوْعَ وَالشُّکْرَ وَالْمُعَافَاۃَ وَالتَّقْوٰی وَالصَّبْرَ وَالصِّدْقَ عَلَیْکَ وَعَلٰٓی اَوْلِیَآئِکَ وَالْیُسْرَ وَالشُّکْرَ وَاعْمُمْ بِذَالِکَ یَارَبِّ اَھْلِیْ وَوَلَدِیْ وَاِخْوَانِیْ فِیْکَ وَمَنْ اَحْبَبْتُ وَاَحَبَّنِیْ وَوَلَدْتُ وَوَلَدَنِی مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِیْنَ وَالْمُؤمِنِیْنَ یَارَبَّ الْعَالَمِیْنَ

Ibn Ashyam says: It is advisable to say this supplicatory prayer after offering the eight-unit salat al-Layl (Night Prayer) and before offering the three-unit salat al-witr. Immediately after offering this prayer, it is recommended to say this supplicatory prayer while sitting:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰہِ الَّذِیْ لَا تَنْفَدُ خَزَآئِنُہُ وَلَا یَخَافُ اٰمِنُہُ رَبِّ اِنْ ارْتَکَبْتُ الْمَعَاصِیَ فَذَالِکَ ثِقَۃٌ مِنِّیْ بِکَرَمِکَ اِنَّکَ تَقْبَلُ التَّوْبَۃَ عَنْ عِبَادِکَ وَتَعْفُوْ عَنْ سَیِّئَاتِھِمْ وَتَغْفِرُ الزَّلَلَ فَاِنَّکَ مُجِیْبٌ لِدَاعِیْکَ وَمِنْہُ قَرِیبٌ وَاَنَا تَآئِبٌ اِلَیْکَ مِنَ الْخَطَایَا وَرَاغِبٌ اِلَیْکَ فِیْ تَوْقِیْرِ حَظِّی مِنَ الْعَطَایَا یَاخَالِقَ الْبَرَاَ یَا یَامُنْقِذِیْ مِنْ کُلِّ شِدَّۃٍ یَامُجِیْرِی مِنْ کُلِّ مَحْذُوْرٍ وَفِّرْ عَلَیَّ السُّرُوْرَ وَاکْفِنِیْ شَرَّ عَوَاقِبِ الْاُمُوْرِ فَاِنَّکَ اللّٰہُ عَلٰی نَعْمَآئِکَ وَجَزِیْلِ عَطَآئِکَ مَشْکُوْرٌ وَلِکُلِّ خَیْرٍ مَذْخُوْرٌ

Translation:

[O Allah,] If I obey You, then thanks to You, and if I disobey You, then You have the right (to punish me). All favors that are done to me or to anyone else must come from You. O He Who existed before all things! O Author of all things! Verily, You have power over all things. O Allah, I seek Your protection against deviation at (the hour of) death, evil recourse in the grave, and regret on the Day of the approaching doom I therefore beseech You to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and to make my life wholesome, my death sound, and my resort honorable; neither disgraceful nor scandalous. O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and his Household; the Imams, the sources of wisdom, the causes of bliss, and the essences of immaculacy,and protect me, in their name, against all evils,do not seize me unexpectedly or inattentively,do not allow my end result to be regretful,and be pleased with me,for Your forgiveness is dedicated to the wrongdoers, and I am one of these wrongdoers.O Allah, (please do) forgive me (my faults) which do not harm You and give me from that which does not cause decrease to You. Verily, You are the One Whose mercy is allembracing and Whose wisdom is all-excellent. (Please do) grant me opulence, comfort,security, health,wholesomeness, contentment,thanksgiving, good health, piety,patience, belief in You and Your Saints,affluence, and thanksgiving.include, O my Lord, with this (request) my family members (or my wife), my sons,and my brethren-in-faith as well as all those whom I love and those who love me and my offspring and all my fathers and mothers among the Muslims and the believers, O Lord of the worlds!

 

Ibn Ashyam says: It is advisable to say this supplicatory prayer after offering the eight-unit salat al-Layl (Night Prayer) and before offering the three-unit salat al-witr. Immediately after offering this prayer, it is recommended to say this supplicatory prayer while sitting:

All praise be to Allah Whose treasures are inexhaustible and those whom are secured by Him shall never fear anything. O my Lord, as I have committed acts of disobedience to You,this was only out of my full confidence in Your generosity. Verily, You accept the repentance of Your servants pardon their wrongdoings, and forgive their flaws. You verily respond to one who prays You, and You are close to him. I am repenting before You from my sins and from You do I desire for a good portion of Your donations. O Creator of all beings! O my Redeemer from all hardships! O my Rescuer from all perils! (Please do) confer upon me with pleasure and save me from the evil end results of matters. Verily, You are Allah the thanked for Your bounties and affluent gifts and hoped for all good things.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan p 286