Rajab is the first of the four Sacred Months in the Islamic calendar.
It’s the month of peace, during which fighting is prohibited.
It’s the month that preludes Sha’ban and Ramadan.
Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are Sacred. That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein. (Quran 9:36)
When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) sighted the moon of Rajab he used to supplicate:
“O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings).”
Discovering Islam team prepared this infographic to shed light on some important events that took place in the history of Islam during the sacred month of Rajab.