Download PDF: [S] The Fast of Rajab

Hadrat Sayyiduna Thaubaan – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that once they passed by a cemetery when Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – stopped at this place and wept a lot. I then asked him the reason for his weeping and he replied, “O Thaubaan! There people were being punished in their graves and through my Du’a, Allah Almighty has lessoned their punishment.”


He then declared, “O Taubaan! If these people had kept one single fast in the month of Rajab and spent one night in Ibadah, there would have been no punishment on them.”


I then asked, “O Prophet of Allah! Only one fast and only one night of Ibadah during the month of Rajab removes the punishment of the grave?”


He replied, “Yes, I swear by that Divine Being who has sent me with the truth whichever person both male and female keeps a single fast in the month of Rajab and spends one night in Ibadah, Allah Almighty records a complete year of Ibadah for that person. (It is also like that year) in which a person had fasted the entire year and stayed awake every night during that year.” In other words, the person is not rewarded with any ordinary year but with a special years reward. (Durratun Naasiheen)