Shadhiliyya Sufi Communities
Home About This Path Annual Observances Holy Month of Rajab Practices
Holy Month of Rajab Practices Print E-mail


Month of Rajab Observances

The Month of Nearness to Allah

During the month of Rajab fighting is prohibited, it is a time to be thankful for what Allah has given us and a time to give for the face of Allah (charity, service, fasting, extra prayers, etc.).  

Fasting is highly recommended this month, especially the first day February 12th, 2021.  It is also a time to ask Allah for forgiveness of all our sins.

There are five nights in the Islamic calendar in which invocation (du`a) is not turned back:  the nights of Jumu`ah, the first night of Rajab, the night of mid-Sha`ban, and the two nights of `Eid.

1 Rajab - Special Night of PrayerFebruary 12th is the first night of Rajab in 2021, inshaAllah

27 Rajab – Al Isra’ wal Miraj (Night Journey) - March 10, 2021 is likely to be the night of 27 Rajab, inshaAllah. 

For information about retreats (khalwahs) offered on these nights, please see the Khalwahs page under the Offerings menu.   

Download more du'a and practices for the month of Rajab.

1 Rajab

This is a night to ask Allah’s forgiveness and to ask Allah for whatever you want. Prayers made on these nights receive special attention from our Beloved Allah.  Extra salat and dhikr are encouraged the whole month of Rajab, as is fasting, especially the first day. We are holding a remote community khalwah on the first night - Tuesday, February 25th.  Learn more.

27 Rajab  - Al Isra’ wal Miraj (The Night Journey)

On 27 Rajab many people gather to read about and contemplate the Prophet's (saws) Night Journey.  Sidi's book The Ocean of the Mercy has several chapters about it - Chapters 29-31 on pages 118-138.  Join the remote khalwah!

Additional information is available at