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Summary Of Religious Duties During The Month Of Rajab

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Summary Of Religious Duties During The Month Of Rajab

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In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Bismillahi Al-Rahmani Al-Rahim

Summary Of Religious Duties During The Month Of Rajab

(Summarized from a work by Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, by Sidi Musa Furber)

Rajab, one of the four sacrosanct months in the Islamic year, began only a matter of days ago. We tend to use Rajab and Sha`ban after it to prepare for the holy month of Ramadan. For those who have prayers or make up fasts from the previous year, now is an excellent time to being fulfilling those duties; in sha Allah, husbands will be especially considerate when it comes to wives making up missed days. And for everyone, it�s an excellent time to return to Allah, and ask Him for an increase in obedience and acts of worship.

Given that this is the beginning of the month of Rajab and that this group is for Hanbali fiqh, is seems appropriate to give a small summary a book by the great Hanbali scholar and hadith master Ibn Rajab (may Allah have mercy upon him). The book is Lata�if al-ma`arif fi ma limausim al-`am min al-watha�if, and its subject is informing what sorts of good acts are recommended for the different months and seasons of the Islamic year.

What follows is a very brief summary of the chapter�s contents. People familiar with the works of Ibn Rajab (may Allah have mercy upon him) in general, or this one in particular, will quickly realize how much of an injustice I have done. Whereas Ibn Rajab (may Allah have mercy upon him) works are full of citations from the Qur�an, hadith, poetry, accounts on the righteous Salaf and Khalaf; criticism and explanations of the various citations; and many other gems from the knowledge and wisdom that Allah bestowed him with�what I have done is simply summarize the things that would not be readily available to someone with a copy of Riyad al-salihin or the major canon of hadith. So, with the exception of a few explicit quotations from Lata�if al-ma`arif, these are my words and not Ibn Rajab�s (may Allah be merciful upon him

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