In this sacred month, there is an added benefit for us as believers to exert ourselves, as it is a month which is showered with His mercy. We can call out to Him in this month, to cleanse ourselves of past mistakes, and ask for forgiveness.
Rajab is here; there is no better time to return to Him, than in the Month of Allah.
With Ramadhan drawing nearer, you may feel as though you are not spiritually ready. However, Rajab offers you the opportunity to draw closer to Him; to connect, and cleanse ourselves; and to sow the seeds that you wish to reap by Ramadan.
The Prophet (saw) said, ‘Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha‘ban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah.’ (as-Suyuti, Al-Jami).
For a month to be attributed to Allah is a great honour. We should pay special attention for it, for this very reason alone, and push ourselves to make an extra effort.
The Prophet (saw) said,
‘Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha‘ban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah.’
Time to Sow the Seeds
In a month, where Allah showers us with His mercy, we should show mercy to His creation. Show gratitude for what you have been blessed with, by helping others who are calling out for your help. Use this opportunity to give, whilst you can.
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