Rajab, being the seventh month of the Islamic calendar is a stepping stone to the auspicious months of Sha’baan and Ramadhaan. Rajab is from the Ashurul Hurum (Sacred Months), where the rewards of virtuous deeds are increased. When the moon of Rajab was sighted Rasulullah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) would recite the following du’ a.
This du’a should be recited regularly in the month of Rajab and Sha’baan. In preparation for Ramadhaan, the relevance of Rajab maybe understood as the month to sow seeds (good actions), Sha’baan is the month in which we should water those seeds (with tears of remorse) and Ramadhaan is the month in which we real the harvest.
Whilst the arrival of Ramadhaan is certain, no person is guaranteed reaching Ramadhaan. Rasulullah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) would express his eagerness to be blessed with the month of Ramadhaan from Rajab. We should therefore become more inclined towards virtuous deeds and ibaadat in these months.
May Allah Ta’ala privilege us with witnessing Ramadhaan and grant us the ability to spend it in a manner that is most pleasing to Him, Aameen.