Recommended Aamal for Month of Rajab

The month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Lunar Hijri calendar, began today, January 13.

In addition to Sha’ban and Ramadan, the month of Rajab enjoys a great honor, as cited in many narrations that have also conveyed the merits of this month.

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is reported as saying, “If one observes fasting on one day of the month of Rajab, he will bindingly win the Grand Pleasure of Almighty Allah, will be taken away from His ire, and the gates of Hellfire will be closed in his face.”

Here are some of the recommended Amaal (good deeds and rituals) for the month of Rajab:


  1. Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) has reported the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as saying: Rajab is the month of imploring for forgiveness for my people; so, you should implore forgiveness repeatedly in this month much more than you do in other months, for Almighty Allah is forgiving and merciful. This month is described as the advantageous month, because mercy is poured on my people during it so heavily. You should thus repeat very much the following imploration prayer

astaghfiru allaha wa as’aluhu alttawbata

I ask Allah for forgiveness and I pray Him to accept my repentance.


  1. It is recommended to fast on three days in the month of Rajab: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It has been narrated that one who fasts on these three days in one of the Sacred Months will be awarded with the reward of nine hundred year worship.


  1. If one is incapable of fasting during the month recite the following instead 100 times each day in the month of Rajab:

subhana al-ilahi aljalili

Glory be to the All-majestic God.

subhana man la yanbaghi alttasbihu illa lahu

Glory be to Him other than Whom none should be glorified.

subhana al-a`azzi al-akrami

Glory be to the All-honorable and All-dignified.

subhana man labisa al`izza wa huwa lahu ahlun

Glory be to Him Who has dressed Himself with grandeur that fits none but Him.


  1. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is reported as saying: Whoever repeats the following imploration for forgiveness 100 times in Rajab and immediately gives alms after it, Almighty Allah will conclude his life with mercy and forgiveness. Also, whoever repeats it 400 times, will be given the reward of one hundred martyrs:

Astaghfirullaha alladhy la ilaha illa huwa

I implore the forgiveness of Allah. There is no god save Him,

the One and Only Who has no partner,

wa atubu ilayhi.

and I repent before Him.


  1. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is also reported to have said: Whoever repeats this litany 1000 times in Rajab, Almighty Allah will decide for him 100,000 rewards and award him 100 houses in Paradise:

La ilaha illa allah

There is no god save Allah.


  1. A Hadith reads that whoever repeats the following imploration for forgiveness 70 times in the morning and 70 times in the evening on each day in Rajab, will be admitted by Almighty Allah if he dies in Rajab and Hellfire will not touch him on account of the blessings of Rajab:

Astaghfirullaha wa atubu ilayhi

I implore the forgiveness of Allah and I repent to Him.

After this repeat seventy times, raise the hands towards the sky and say:

allahuma aghfir li wa tub’alayya

O Allah, (please do) forgive me and accept my repentance.


  1. It is recommended to implore Almighty Allah for forgiveness in the following form one thousand times in Rajab so that He will forgive:

Astaghfiru allaha dhaljalali wal ikrami

I implore Allah, the Lord of majesty and honor,

min jami i aldhunubi wa ithmi

to forgive my all sins and offenses.


  1. It has been narrated that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “One who recites Surah al-Tawheed (Al-Ikhlas) 100 times at one night in Rajab will be decided to have fasted for one hundred years for the sake of Almighty Allah Who will also decide for him one hundred palaces (in Paradise) in the vicinity of one of the Prophets.”


  1. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is also reported as saying that Almighty Allah will forgive all the sins of those who offer a ten unit prayer, at one night in Rajab, reciting in each unit Surah al-Fatihah once and repeating Surah al-Tawheed three times.

One who recites Surah Tawheed 100 times on Fridays in Rajab will enjoy, on the Resurrection Day, light that draws him towards Paradise.


The Prayer for Fridays in Rajab -Iqbal Aamal

The following is found through a chain of documents on the authority of Abdullah ibn Abbas, on the authority of God’s Prophet (PBUH): “Recite four units of prayers between the Zuhr noon and Asr-afternoon prayers on a Friday during the month of Rajab and in each unit of the prayer he recites the Surah Al-Fatiha once, the Ayat al-Kursi seven times, “Surah Al-Ikhlas” five times, and then say the following ten times:

astaghfiru allaha wa as’aluhu alttawbata

I implore for Allah’s forgiveness and I pray to Him for accepting of my repentance.


Source: iqna

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