At the approach of the Month of Rajab

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Allahumma baarik lanaa fee Rajaba wa Sha’baana wa balligh-naa Ramadaan

Translation: Oh Allah! Grant us Barakah (Blessing) during (the months of) Rajab and Sha’baan, and allow us to reach Ramadaan.

(Shu’abul-Imaan, Ibnu Sunni #660 also see Al-Azhkaar.)

Rajab is the 2nd of the 4 sacred months in the Islamic Calendar which are referred to as “Ash-hurul hurum” (Surah Tawbah, verse: 36)

(The others are: Zhul-Qa’dah, Zhul-Hijjah and Muharram)

The ‘Ulamaa have explained their significance to be that during these months, good deeds are more virtuous and evil deeds are more detestable to Almighty Allah. (Lataaiful-Ma’arif, pg.163)

Note: There are no specific types of Salaah etc. that are prescribed for the Month of Rajab.(ibid)

As for Sha’baan, special significance has been mentioned in authentic Ahadith regarding the 15th night.

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is reported to have said: “Certainly Almighty Allah forgives everyone on that night except those who ascribe partners to Him and those who harbour enmity for others”.

(Sahih Ibn Hibbaan #5665, Al-Targheeb,vol.3 pg.459, Majma’uz-zawaaid,vol.8 pg.65 & Lataaiful-Ma’arif, pg.194)
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