Events of the holy month of Rajab

Indeed, the month of Rajab is among the great and blessed months. The narrations from the pure and infallible Imams, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all, unanimously highlight its significance and the need for its respect as a month of immense blessing. Allah, the Almighty, mentioned it as one of the sacred months in His Noble Book, saying: “Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred.

These four are consecutive: Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah, and Muharram, and one is singular, which is Rajab. That’s why people call it Rajab al-Fard (the separate Rajab).

People also call Rajab al-Asabb because Allah, the Exalted, showers His servants with mercy and forgiveness during this month. They refer to it as al-Asamm (the silent) too, reflecting the quiet of no battles or clashing weapons since the Arabs refrained from warfare and bloodshed then. Pre-Islamic people revered these sacred months by forbidding fighting, and Islam’s arrival only heightened their sanctity and veneration.

EventsDayYear
The birth of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir1st57 AH
The martyrdom of Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim1st1424 AH
The birth of Imam al-Hadi2nd212 AH
The martyrdom of Imam al-Hadi3rd254 AH
The Battle of Yarmouk between the Muslims and the Byzantines5th13 AH
The martyrdom of Imam Musa al-Kazim6th183 AH
The birth of Sheikh al-Hurr al-Amili8th1033 AH
The birth of Ali Asghar10th60 AH
The birth of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad10th195 AH
The death of Al-Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib12th32 AH
The birth of Amir al-Mu’minin Imam Ali13th30 AE*
The change of Qibla direction from Jerusalem to the Sacred Kaaba15th2 AH
The death of Lady Zainab Bint Ali (a.s)15th62 AH
The martyrdom of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq15th148 AH
Fatima bint Asad leaves the Kaaba three days after giving birth to Amir al-Mu’minin (peace be upon him)16th 
The death of Ibrahim, the son of the Noble Prophet (PBUH), and Maria al-Qibtiyya18th10 AH
The birth of Lady Sukayna, daughter of Hussain (peace be upon her)21st 
The attack on Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (peace be upon him) in Al-Mada’in23rd  41 AH
The poisoning of Imam Musa al-Kazim (PBUH)23rd   183 AH
The conquest of Khaybar by Amir al-Mu’minin (PBUH) during the Battle of Khaybar24th7 AH
The return of Ja’far al-Tayyar from Abyssinia24th7 AH
The martyrdom of Imam al-Kazim (PBUH)24th183 AH
The martyrdom of Imam al-Kazim (PBUH)25th183 AH
The death of Abu Talib (PBUH)26th10 AB*
The beginning of the Noble Prophet’s mission (PBUH)27th40 AE*
Establishment of the first prayer in Islam28th 
The departure of Imam Hussain (PBH) from Medina to Mecca28th60 AH
The migration of Muslims to Abyssinia led by Ja’far bin Abi Talib (PBUH)2 AH
The expedition of Abdullah ibn Jahsh, the first battle of Muslims with the polytheists of Mecca2 AH
The Battle of Nakhla2 AH
The occurrence of the Battle of Tabuk9 AH
AE: After the year of the Elephant AB: After the Batha (mission) of the prophet

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