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The Virtues of Rajab: Fadaa’il Rajab by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad

“BEHOLD, the number of months, in the sight of Allah, is twelve months, [laid down] in Allah’s decree on the day when He created the heavens and the earth; [and] out of these, four are sacred: this is the ever-true law [of Allah]. Do not, then, sin against yourselves with regard to these [months].”[1] According to the shariah[2] of Islam, years are properly reckoned by the cycles of the moon and not the sun; “They ask you concerning the crescent moons; say: they are time determinants for people and for the Hajj.[3]

The names of the Muslim lunar months:


1.Muharram7.Rajab
2.Safar8.Sha’ban
3.Rabi’ al-awwal (Rabi’ I)9.Ramadan
4.Rabi’ al-thani (Rabi’ II)10.Shawwal
5.Jumada al-awwal (Jumada I)11.Dhu al-Qi’dah
6.Jumada al-thani…

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