We will soon enter our seventh month Rajab, one of the four sacred months in Islam (‘Arba‘atunn Hurum). Rajab should be a reminder for preparation for Ramadaan. Sha’baan, another one of the four sacred months, follows Rajab. So lets begin the spiritual preparation. 01 Rajab 1434 AH should be coinciding with the gregorian date- 12 May 2013 here in South Africa In-shaa-Allah. Let us commence this month with this du’ā…
It has been mentioned by Abu’ Nu’aim in ‘Hilya’ from Anas ibn Malik (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) he said, that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) used to make the above du’ā when the month of Rajab commenced.
Please be aware of the emails, bbm’s or whatsapp messages that are going around regarding Rajab such as this one or something similar… “It is the month of Rajab. The Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said ‘Whoever is the first to give another person the news of this month (Rajab), the fire of Hell is haraam for him/her’”.
As you can see they never give a riwaayah with this hadeeth because it is FABRICATED. It was never the words of our beloved Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) and instead of the Fire of Jahannam being haraam, it will actually become very much ‘halaal’ for the one who fabricates and sends such messages around. If you didn’t know, well know you do. Spread the word.
Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said, “To fabricate my words is not like fabricating any other person’s words. The person who fabricates my words should prepare an abode/seat for himself in the fire of hell.” (Sahih al Bukhari, Hadith: #1291)
May Allah grant us the honour of being part of another beautiful, spiritually uplifting Ramadaan.