The Holy Month of Rajab

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From Imam Ahmed Al Hasan a.s.
In the name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful
Praise be to Allah.
May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
I hope that every visitor and fan of this blessed page is well and in good health, in terms of both their religion and this worldly life.
The month of Rajab al-Haram is the month of forgiveness and mercy in which rewards are doubled, so be quick to trade with Allah, as it is a winning trade that does not fail. Fast during the days of Rajab and remember Allah a great deal in these days. Ask Allah for forgiveness [by saying Astaghfirallah] a hundred times, thank Allah [by saying Ashukrulillah] a hundred times, and praise Allah, the One, the Conqueror [by saying Subhanahu Huwa Allah al-Wahid al-Qahhar] a hundred times.
Read the Verse of the Throne (Ayat Al-Kursi), the Verse of Sovereignty (Ayatul Mulk) (1), the Verse of Testimony (Ayatul Shahada) (2), the Verse of Devotion (Ayatul Sakhra) (3), the verse of the Light (Ayatul Noor) (4), and the last part of surat al-Kahf (5) three or seven times every day, as many times as you can (see the complete verses below).
Don’t miss the supplications of the month of Rajab.
Ask Allah for your lives to be sealed upon good, and to spare you the enticements, traps and tricks of Satan. How many worshippers elevated in their worship to high ranks, but in a moment of negligence, the satans of mankind and jinn caused them to fall to the lowest ranks of the low?
Ask Allah to be your cave, fort and shelter from the schemes of satans, the darkness of the hypocrites and the harm of the oppressors should the trials increase and should tribulations misguide you like fragments of the dark night that follow one another.
Beware not to miss these blessed days and miss your fortune therein. You can praise Allah, ask him for forgiveness and remember him even during your daily work. Learn, work, be dedicated and ask Allah that you be from his servants with the greatest share in every good that he sends down, and every evil that he pushes away.
By Allah, these are days of racing and competing to draw closer to Allah and achieve noble ranks, so it is the best competition. Move towards Allah and settle for nothing less than the highest ranks with Allah by your work and dedication.
We are waiting to hear your constant treading amongst the people of the Seventh Heaven so that we are proud of you.
Praise be to Allah in the beginning and in the end, in the apparent and in what is concealed. He is my supporter and He supports the righteous.
(1) The Verse of Sovereignty (Ayatul Mulk)
Say, “O Allah , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is all good. Indeed, You are competent over all things. * You cause the night to enter the day, and You cause the day to enter the night; and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give provision to whom You will without account.” Surat Aal-e-Imran (The Family of Imran) 3:26-27.
(2) The Verse of Testimony (Ayatul Shahada)
Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and so do the angels and those of knowledge – that He is standing firm on justice. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise. * Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam. And those who were given the Scripture did not differ except after knowledge had come to them – out of animosity amongst themselves. And whoever disbelieves in the verses of Allah, then indeed, Allah is swift in account. Surat Aal-e-Imran (The Family of Imran) 3:18-19.
(3) The Verse of Devotion (Ayatul Sakhra)
Indeed, your Lord is Allah , who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He covers the night with the day, [another night] chasing it rapidly; and He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, devoted by His command. Unquestionably, His is the creation and the command; blessed is Allah, Lord of the worlds. * Call upon your Lord in humility and privately; indeed, He does not like transgressors. * And do not cause corruption upon the earth after its reformation. And invoke Him in fear and aspiration. Indeed, the mercy of Allah is near to the doers of good. Surat al-Araf (The Heights) 7:54-56.
(4) The Verse of the Light (Ayatul Noor)
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly star lit from a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things. * [Such niches are] in mosques which Allah has ordered to be raised and that His name be mentioned therein; exalting Him within them in the morning and the evenings * Men whom neither trade nor sale distracts from the remembrance of Allah, performance of prayer and giving of zakat. They fear a day in which the hearts and eyes will [fearfully] turn about. * That Allah may reward them [according to] the best of what they did and increase them from His bounty. And Allah gives provision to whom He wills without account. Surat al-Noor (The Light) 24:35-38.
(5) The Last Part of Surat al-Kahf
Say, “If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement.” * Say, “I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord, let him do righteous work and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord.” Surat al-Kahf (The Cave) 18:110-111.
Translated by the Official English Translation Committee of Ansar Imam Al-Mahdi PBUH