Rajab is one of the most important months of Islamic calendar for Muslim community. It is 7th Islamic month which is observed with religious favor and solemnity by all Muslims of the world. Dictionary meaning of Rajab is to respect.
- 1 When is the Rajab in 2014?
- 2 Why Rajab is Important?
- 3 How Rajab is observed?
- 4 Special Dates on Rajab
- 5 Summary
When is the Rajab in 2014?
Rajab will be observed on 1st May of 2014. Rajab months will be started on 1st May and this month will end on 29th May of 2014.
Why Rajab is Important?
Rajab is important because there are several important days in Rajab month. 1st Rajab is the day on which great Prophet Mohammad putted into his mother’s womb. It was also the birth day of Shia Imam and Mohammad al-Baqir. 3rd Rajab is important because on this day Imam Ali al-Naqi was died and on 5th Rajab he was born, so 5th Rajab also important. He was the 12th Imam of Islam and very important personality for Muslims. 6th Rajab is important for the anniversary of another important and great personality of Islam Khawaja Moiniddin Chisti. 7th Rajab is important for observing the festival of Musa al-Kazim, one of the most important Imam of Islam. 9th Rajab is the birth day of Ali al-Asghar and 10th Rajab is the birth day of another great Imam Mohammad al-Taqi. So, 9th and 10th Rajab is also important.
How Rajab is observed?
Rajab is observed with great solemnity and religious mood by the whole Muslim community of the world. They observe this month by doing extra prayer, reciting Quran, doing Islamic discussions and by doing Zikr whole night. Some of them donate and feed poor on whole Rajab month. Muslim of South Asia arranges special programs called Koonday.
Special Dates on Rajab
On 1 Rajab Holy and last Prophet of Islam Mohammad (S.A.W) was putted into his mother’s womb. After Allah, Prophet Mohammad is the most important for Muslims. So, this occasion is a very important to Muslim community.
On 1 Rajab another important occasion occurred. That is birth of Shia Imam and Mohammad al-Baqir. Shia Imam is considered as the successor of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W). Mohammad al-Baqir was the 5th Imam of Twelver Shia of Islam.
On 3 Rajab death of Twelver Imam, Ali al-Naqi occurred. Twelver Imam is the biggest branch of Shia Islam. Ali al Naqi also known as Ali al-Hadi, was the 10th Imam of Islam.
5 Rajab is important to Muslim because of the birth of Ali- al Naqi, 10th Imam and important personality of Islam.
6th Rajab is important for the anniversary of another important and great personality of Islam Khawaja Moiniddin Chisti. Moinuddi Chisti is the most popular and famous shufi saint of Islamic history.
7th Rajab is important for observing the festival of Musa al-Kazim, one of the most important Imam of Islam. This festival is observed in dedication of Musa al-Kadhim. Musa al-Kadhim was the 7th Imam and famous scholar of Islam.
9th Rajab is the birth day of Ali al-Asghar. He was the youngest child of Hussain (grandson of Prophet Mohammad) and youngest martyr of Karbala Battle.
10 Rajab is important for the birth of Twelver Imam, Mohammad a-Taqi. Mohammad al-Taqi also known as Mohammad al-Jawad was the 9th Imam of Islam.
13 Rajab is the birth day of Ali ibn Abi Talib, 4th & last Khalifaye Rashedin and 1st male who accepted Islam religion. Ali ibn Abi Talib was both the cousin and son-in-law of Great Phophet of Islam Mohammad (S.A.W). Read more about 13 Rajab
16 Rajab is important for the birth of a great and pious saint Gulam Ghous Qadri Sadik shah baba who was Sufi sant of pashan, in maharashtra state in India.
According to Shia Islam, death of Abraham occurred on 18 Rajab. Abraham also known as Ibrahim is one of the greatest Prophet of Islam.
20 Rajab is the date of birth of pious Janabe Sakina bint Hussain.
Muslims of South Asia like Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India etc arranges especial program called “Koonday” on 22 Rajab. Koonday means table cloth dinner. On this occasion discussions held on Allah and other Islamic history by the Muslims of South Asia. It is believed that observing 22 Rajab by arranging Koonday increases love and unity among Muslim community of the world. Read more about 22 Rajab 2014
24 Rajab is the day of victory to Muslims in the Khaybar Ballte in the year of 629 between Muslims and Jews.
25 Rajab is important for the death of Twelver Imam, Musa al-Kadhim. He was the son of 6th Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq. Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kadhim was a great scholar and 7th Imam of Islam also.
27 Rajab is important because ascension of Holy Prophet of Islam Mohammad to the heaven occurred on this blessed day. In other words Shab-e-Miraj took place on 27 Rajab. Most of the Muslim countries of the world observe public holiday on 27 Rajab. Read mote about 27 Rajab
On 28 Rajab Husayn ibn Ali was started his journey from Madina to Karbala. Husayn is the grandson of Holy Prophet Mohammad and a very important personality of Islam.
28 Rajab is important for another reason. On this blessed day the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished by great personality Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Mustafa Kamal Ataturk was the founder and 1st president of Turkey.
Rajab is one of most significant month of Islamic calendar. It is 7th month of Islam and most of the days of this month are important to Muslim Community. They observe this auspicious and blessed month in different way with solemnity.