Rajab ki Dua Salat aur Fazilat (Nawafil of 27 Rajab Shab-E-Meraj)

Rajab ki Dua Salat (Namaz) and Fazilat of Month of Rajab

Rajab is the seventh month of Islamic Calendar and ahead of the pious month of Sha'ban and Ramadan.

There are three letters in Rajab: Raa, Jeem and Ba. 'Raa' stands for Rehmat-e-Ilahi (mercy of Allah), 'Jeem' stands for 'Jurm' (crime) of a person and 'Ba' stands for 'Birr' (kindness). It is as if Allah is saying, 'Place my person's crime between My mercy and my kindness. [Mukashifatul Quloob, Page 301]

Rajab Dua

Sayyiduna Anas Ibn Malik (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite the following supplication when the Month of Rajab would commence:

Allahumma barik lana fi Rajaba wa Sha’bana wa balligh na Ramadan

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

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu has narrated that the Beloved and Blessed Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him) has said,

There are five nights in which Du'a (supplication) is not rejected:
  1. The first night of Rajab,
  2. The 15th night of Sha'ban,
  3. The night between Thursday and Friday,
  4. The night of Eid al-Fitr and
  5. The night of Eid al-Adha (the 10th Dhu al-Hijjah). [Tarikh Dimishq li-Ibn 'Asaakir, Vol. 10, Page 408]

Sayyiduna Khalid bin Ma'daan Alaihir raHmah says,

There are five particular nights in a whole year - whosoever  spends these nights in worship with intention of gaining virtues, Allah will grant him entrance into Heaven.

  1. The first night of Rajab, (worships in the night and fasts during the day),
  2. Night of Eid al-Fitr (worships in these nights but does not fast in the day)
  3. Night of Eid al-Adha) (worships in these nights but does not fast in the day)
  4. The 15th night of Sha'baan (worships in the night and fasts the following day) and
  5. The night  of 'Ashura (10th night of Muharram al-Haraam) (worships in the night and fasts the following day).' [Ghunyat at-Talibeen, Page 236]

Rajab has actually been derived from the word 'tarjeeb' which means 'to honour'. It is also known as Al-Asab (meaning fast pouring), because in this blessed month, mercy is poured fast upon those who repent. Also, the light of acceptance descends upon worshippers in this month. 

It is also called Al-Asam (meaning the most silent) because during this month, the sound of war and weaponry wasn't heard at all. Another name for it is Rajab because there is a river in Heaven named 'Rajab'. Its water is whiter than milk, sweeter than honey and cooler than snow. Only those who fast in the month of Rajab  will drink from it. [Mukashifatul Quloob, Page 301]

It is stated in Ghunyat at-Talibeen that this month is also called Shahr al-Rajam (شهر الرجم) because devils are stoned in this month so that they do not harm the Muslims. This blessed month is also known by 'Asamm' (very silent) because nobody heard that Allah has punished a nation in this month - whereas previously, Allah had sent punishment in all the other months. [Ghunyat at-Talibeen, Page 229]


Nawafil of 27 Rajab Shab-E-Meraj

1) 6 Rakaats — 2×2.

Method: Recite Suratul Fatiha one time and Suratul Ikhlas seven times in each rakaat after finishing recite Darood-e-Paak fifty times.

Benefits: The necessities of this word and hereafter will be fulfilled and seventy thousend sins will be forgiven, Insha Allah.

2) 10 RAKAT NAFAL - 2×5

Method: Recite Suratul Fatiha one time and AYTAL KURSI 3 times and SURAH IKHLAS 5 times in each rakaat

(3) 12 RAKAT NAFAL - 4×3

Method: Read 12 Rakast with 3 Salams and Recite the following:

In 1st 4 rakats

Recite Suratul Fatiha one time and SURAH QADAR 3 times in every rakats. After Salam
Read the below dua 70 Times
la ilaha illallah al-malikul hakkul mubin
In 2nd 4 rakats
Recite Suratul Fatiha one time and SURAH NASAR 3 times 3 times in every rakats. After Salam Read the below dua 70 times
Iyaka qawiyyu mu'minun wahidun dalilun bihaqqi iyyaka na'budu wa iyyaka nastaeen

In 3rd 4 rakats
Recite Suratul Fatiha one time and SURAH IKHLAS 3 times in every rakats.

After finishing recite Darood-e-Paak 70 times or SURAH ALAM NASRAH 70 times

There are deeds of 100 years of prayers for the one how does I'badah on the night of Shabe Me'raj.

Whoever prays 12 Raka'at (12 cycles) in this night. In every Raka'at recite Surah Fatihah and any other Surah from Quran. After every 2 Raka'at recite Tashud and end the salat with Salam. (Means: Recite 12 Raka'at with four Salams, 2 Raka'at at a time)After that recite this 100 times (After completion of 12 Raka'at's):

"SubHan Allaahi Wal Hamdulillahi Wa Laa ilaah illal Laaho Wallah Hoo Akbar"

"Astagfirullah" 100 times

Durood Sharif 100 times. (Any Durood you know)

And after that make Dua for his/her religious and worldly matters.

Fast in the morning. Then ALLAH Ta'ala will accept all of his/her Duas. As long Duas are not made of sins. (Duas for sins will not be accepted)

1. (Kanzul Umaal, Part: 12; PP: 312-313; Hadis Number: 35170)
(Taken from: Ahyaul Uloomud Deen, Imam Ghazali, 450-505 hijri)
2. Imam bayhaqi vol 3, page No. 374
3. Masaabat Bissunah, page no.70

Hadiths regarding SHAB E MERAJ 

The Night of Ascension regarding Hadiths:

The story of the Al-Miraj goes that the beloved Prophet (PBUH) was asleep one night towards the end of his prophetic course in Makkah when he was wakened by the angel Gabriel(as) who cleansed his heart before bidding him alight on a angelic horse named Buraq.

Sahih Muslim, Vol. 1, p. 101

I was brought al-Burg who is an animal white and long, larger than a donkey but smaller than a mule, who would place his hoof at a distance equal to the range of vision. I mounted it and came to the Temple (Bait-ul Maqdis in Jerusalem), then tethered it to the ring used by the prophets.

The journey from Makkah to Jerusalem is known as al-Isra, "the night journey". At Jerusalem the Prophet(PBUH) was tested in the following way by Gabriel(as).

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 6, p. 196

Allah's Apostle was presented with two cups, one containing wine and the other milk on the night of his night journey at Jerusalem. He looked at it and took the milk. Gabriel said, "Thanks to Allah Who guided you to the Fitra (i.e. Islam); if you had taken the wine, your followers would have gone astray".

After this began al-Mi'raj, "the ascent". The Prophet(PBUH) passed the sea of kawthar, the sea of "abundance", and then met various prophets, from Adam(as) to Abraham(as), as well as a variety of angels as he passed through the seven heavens. After this Gabriel(as) took him to the heavenly lote-tree on the boundary of the heavens before the throne of Allah.

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 5, p. 147

Then I was made to ascend to Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (i.e. the lote-tree of the utmost boundary). Behold! Its fruits were like the jars of Hajr (i.e. a place near Medina) and its leaves were as big as the ears of elephants. Gabriel said, "This is the lote-tree of the utmost boundary".

Gabriel(as) and Buraq could go no further but the Beloved Prophet(PBUH) went on to the presence of Allah where he was commanded to order the Muslims to pray fifty times a day:

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, p. 213

Then Allah enjoined fifty prayers on my followers. When I returned with this order of Allah, I passed by Moses who asked me, "What has Allah enjoined on your followers?" I replied, "He has enjoined fifty prayers on them". Moses said "Go back to your Lord (and appeal for reduction) for your followers will not be able to bear it".

The Prophet(PBUH) went back and forth between Allah and Moses(as) till the prayers were reduced to five per day. Moses(as) then told him to seek yet a further reduction but The prophet stopped at this point and answered Moses:

Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasulullah, p. 187

I replied that I had been back to my Lord and asked him to reduce the number until I was ashamed, and I would not do it again.

Allah then said whoever observed the five times of prayer daily would receive the reward of fifty prayers. The Prophet(PBUH) then saw some of the delights of paradise as he returned to Gabriel(as) and Buraq and then beheld the torments of the damned before going back to his home in Makkah that same night. This, briefly, is the narrative of the ascent.

The Qur'an also supports this miraculous journey.

Glory to (God) Who did take His Servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose precincts We did bless, - in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things). Surah 17.1

The "Sacred Mosque" (al-masjidul-haram) is interpreted to be the Ka'aba at Makkah and the "Farthest Mosque" (al-masjidul- aqsa) the Temple at Jerusalem. The great mosque which presently stands next to the Dome of the Rock is accordingly known today as the "al-Aqsa" mosque.


  1. method of praying 12 rakats with 4 salaams of shab e meraj

    1. Thank you brother for pointing the mistake. Rectified the mistake. Jazakallah khair