Fasting the first Rajab.. What is its ruling? And what do scientists tell us about it? | Religion news and invitation

Fasting the first Rajab.. What is its ruling? And what do scientists tell us about it? | Religion news and invitation
Fasting the first Rajab.. What is its ruling? And what do scientists tell us about it? | Religion news and invitation
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The Muslim anticipates days of the year in which he draws closer to God through acts of worship and good deeds, including the sacred months, which coincide, Monday, with the first day of one of them, which is the month of Rajab.

A number of Muslims or the days of Rajab are singled out, and some of them are for fasting, but the matter around it is a big difference between those who permit and those who love or hate them.

And in the hadeeth of Osama bin Zaid, he said, “I said: O Messenger of God, I have not seen you fast in any of the months as you fast in Sha’ban.” Narrated by Al-Nasa’i and Ahmad.

ولم يثبت لشهر رجب من الخصوصية غير ما أثبت لغيره من الأشهر الحرم، وهو أحدها التي ذكرها الله سبحانه وتعالى فقال “إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ مِنْهَا أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ذَٰلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ ۚ فَلَا تَظْلِمُوا فِيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُمْ” [التوبة : 36].

And the months of the sanctuary come consecutively with Dhul-Qa’dah Dhul-Hijjah Al-Muharram, but Rajab comes separately from it and precedes it.

Some scholars consider “Fasting Rajab hated” because it is from the Sunnah of Jahiliyyah, and they do not fast it. Because the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, forbade fasting in Rajab, according to the website of Imam Ibn Baz.

The people of Jahiliyyah used to call the month of Rajab Mansal al-Asna’, as it came from Abu Raja’ al-Utaridi who said, “We used to worship the stone, and if we found a stone that was the last of it, we threw it and took the other. The month of Rajab has entered, we said, “The sharpening of the sharpened teeth, so we do not leave a spear that has iron in it, nor an arrow that has iron in it, except that we remove it and throw it in the month of Rajab.” [رواه البخاري].

Al-Bayhaqi said: The people of Jahiliyyah venerated these sacred months, especially the month of Rajab, so they did not fight during it.

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And a number of texts indicated, on the “Imam Ibn Baz” website, that if a Muslim fasts on Mondays and Thursdays there is no harm, or three days of every month, but if he intentionally fasts, then it is hated.

Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays for the whole year – including the month of Rajab – is a proven Sunnah from the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, although fasting on Mondays is more proven than on Thursdays unless the fasting person intends by fasting it to glorify the month of Rajab. On the authority of Abu Qatada al-Ansari, may God be pleased with him, that the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, was asked about fasting on Mondays, and he said, “On it I was born, and on it it was revealed to me.” Narrated by Muslim.

And the site quoted a number of scholars that “whoever fasted, praising him, or believing that his fasting is better than others, was an innovator, praising him on his own, without having any support for that from the Book or the Sunnah.”

And it was reported on the authority of our master Omar Ibn Al-Khattab – may God be pleased with him – that he used to forbid fasting in Rajab because of the imitation of ignorance in it, as it was reported on the authority of Kharshah bin Al-Hur, he said, “I saw Omar hitting the palms of those who spread their hands until they put them in food and say: Eat, for it is a month that was glorified by ignorance.” It was authenticated by Sheikh Al-Albani in Al-Irwa’.

Yesterday, Sunday, the Secretary of the Fatwa at the Egyptian House of Ifta, Dr. Muhammad Abdel Samie, said, “The Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said that Rajab is one of the sacred months, and he spoke about the virtue of the month of Rajab and that supplications are answered on the first night of it, but there is no direct order to fast on the first day.” .

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And Amin Al-Fatwa explained in a live broadcast that, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, he said to those who asked him about fasting in what is desirable, “Fast from the sanctuary and leave.” That is, fasting the first day of Rajab. Rajab is on Thursday, and it is a day on which it is desirable to fast, as reported by our master Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace.

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Fasting the whole month

Imam Ibn al-Qayyim said, “He, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, did not fast the three months in reckoning (i.e. Rajab, Sha’ban and Ramadan) as some people do, and he never fasted Rajab, nor did he recommend his fasting.”

Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar said, in explaining the wonder of what was mentioned in the virtue of Rajab: “There was no mention of the virtue of the month of Rajab, nor in its fasting, nor in fasting any specific part of it, nor in praying a specific night in which there is an authentic hadith that is suitable for argument, and Imam Abu Ismail Al-Harawi Al-Hafiz preceded me, and we also narrated it.” about others.”

And in Sahih Muslim, Othman bin Hakim Al-Ansari said, “I asked Saeed bin Jubair about fasting in Rajab? And we were on that day in Rajab, so he said: I heard Ibn Abbas, may God be pleased with her, saying that the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, used to fast until we say he does not break his fast, and he breaks his fast until we say he does not fast.

And in a research published by the researcher in Islamic jurisprudence and its origins, Dr. Abd al-Hamid al-Muhaimid, he reported on the authority of the scholar Al-Shawkani, the apparent meaning of his saying in the hadith of Usama, “Sha`ban is a month that people neglect between Rajab and Ramadan,” that it is desirable to fast Rajab; Because it seems that what is meant is that they neglect to venerate Sha’ban by fasting just as they venerate Ramadan and Rajab with it.

It is possible that what is meant is that they neglected the veneration of Sha’ban by fasting it, just as they venerate Rajab by slaughtering camels during it, because it was venerated during the Jahiliyyah and they sacrificed the camels during it, as proven in the hadith, and the first apparent.

And he stated that what is meant by people is the companions, because the legislator had at that time erased the traces of ignorance, but his purpose was to report to them on his fast, and it does not benefit in addition to the permissibility. [نيل الأوطار: ٤/ ٢٩٢].

However, this reasoning does not rise to protest against the desirability or recommendation of fasting, but rather it depicts an existing situation that the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, wanted to divert people to what is better than it, which is diligence in Sha’ban.

And he stood on the fact that the explicit Sunnah of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, takes precedence over other norms and customs.

Heresies of the month of Rajab

Among the reprehensible innovations in Rajab is the prayer of desires on the first Friday night of Rajab, and al-Nawawi, may God have mercy on him, said – about the prayer of desires and the prayer of the night of mid-Sha’ban: “They are two reprehensible innovations, and the most reprehensible of them is the desires because of what they contain of changing the characteristics of prayer, and the allocation of Friday night and the hadith narrated about it is false. very weak, or subject.” [خلاصة الأحكام ٢/ ٦١٦].

It is also an innovation to allocate the night of the 27th of Rajab to fasting or praying, or asserting that it is the night of the Isra’ and Mi’raj, because it is a different night in defining it, and there is no privacy for worship in it.

Likewise, there is no evidence for the specificity of Umrah in the month of Rajab, as it was not proven from the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, that he did that, and some of the predecessors considered it desirable, so they used to perform Umrah in Rajab. May Allah grant her Umrah at the end of Dhu Al-Hijjah, and she performs Umrah from Madinah in Rajab, and she performs Umrah from Dhu Al-Hulaifa.

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