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Specifying The Month of Rajab for Worship by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen

What is the ruling on specifying the Month of Rajab for Umrah, or Fasting or any other righteous actions? And does it have a distinction over the rest of the Sacred Months?

There is no distinction for the Month of Rajab over the rest of the Sacred Months, and it is not to be specified: Not for umrah, nor fasting , nor prayer and nor with reciting of the Quraan, rather it is like the rest of the Sacred Months.

And all the reported narrations regarding the virtue of it, praying in it (Rajab), or fasting in it, indeed they are weak, a legislated ruling can not be established upon them (weak narrations).

Al-Liqaa’ Ash-Shahri 14/32

 

Ruling on Visiting The Prophet’s Masjid in the Month of Rajab – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullah) said:

Some of the people believe that visiting the prophets masjid in (the month of) Rajab has great virtue and they devote themselves to it and they call this visit, “Az-Ziyaaratul Rajbiyyah”, and this is an innovation with no basis.

And the predecessors did not speak about this until after the third generation. Because from the apparent this came about very late, so it is an innovation.

However whoever visits Madeenah in Rajab, not because it is Rajab, then there is no sin upon him. However if he believes that visiting in Rajab has virtue then indeed he has been unsuccessful (in his action) (1) and has gone astray. And he is from the people of innovation. (2)

Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen’s Majmoo Al-Fataawa – Vol.22 Page 278

(1) http://wp.me/p1ME1S-6zW

(2) www.salaficentre.com/2013/03/the-intended-meaning-behind-the-statement-this-man-is-from-ahlul-bidah-shaikh-ubaid-answers/

Specifying the Month of Rajab for Worship – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen

What is the ruling on specifying the Month of Rajab for Umrah, or Fasting or any other righteous actions? And does it have a distinction over the rest of the Sacred Months?

There is no distinction for the Month of Rajab over the rest of the Sacred Months, and it is not to be specified:

Not for umrah, nor fasting , nor prayer and it with reciting of the Quraan, rather it is like the rest of the Sacred Months.

And all the reported narrations regarding the virtue of prayer in it (Rajab), or fasting in it, indeed they are weak, and legislated ruling is not founded on it.

Al-Liqaa’ Ash-Shahri 14/32