Rajab – the sparkling season – Part 1
Time runs faster and faster. One season follows another. Chilly winter gets replaced by hot summer with its unbearable heat. Then comes rain and it erases from our memory the hot summer.
Now the season has come to gain and gather manifold reward of good deeds. Although virtuous deeds fetch reward all the time there are some auspicious months where ward increases manifold. For further information read this re article which is based on ‘Nuzhatul Majaalis’ written by eminent scholar Hazrat Allaamaa Abdurrehman As-Safoori Ash-Shaafa’ee. (Rahmatullahi Alayhi)
Rajab is the month of sowing the seeds. Sha’baan is the month of water- Ha ing and plowing the field and month of Ramadaan is to harvest the crop.
One is the who does not sow the seeds of obedi- is thence in the month of Rajab, does not mont shed tears in the month of Sha’baan, pluc then how could he harvest the crop of mercy in the month of Ramadaan ness Rajab purifies the body, Sha’baan pu is sp rifies the heart and the month of Ramadaan purifies the soul.
Hazrat Gausul Azam (Radiyallahu Anhu) says, “A year is like a tree. Rajab One is the season of new leaves, Sha’baan is the season of growing fruits and the not month of Ramadaan is the season of aan, plucking the fruits.”
Rajab is special for seeking to forgive- ness from Allah the Almighty, Shabaan is special for intercession and month of Ramadaan is special for progress.
Rajab is the month of offering repen tance. Sha’baan is the month for deep attachment (with Allah) and the month of Ramadaan is special to have the nearness of Allah the Almighty.
Hazrat Abu Bakr Warraq (Rahmatullahi Alaih) says, “Rajab is like air, Sha’baan resembles clouds and the month of Ramadaan is like rainfall. The first night of Rajab (when the moon is sighted) is among the sacred nights in which the supplications are accepted Hazrat Ibne Soolki (Rahmatullahi Alaih) pleaded to Allah that he may die on the first night of Rajab. Paradise is the reward for the one who fasts on the Navchandi Thursday (the first Thursday that comes after the moon is sighted).
This is said by Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and is recorded in Kitabul Barkaat. Observe just one fast in the month of Rajab, and guess how much virtue you can get for that one fast. Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) says, “The one who observes one fast in Rajab it is as if one has fasted for forty years.