What is Mab’ath al-Nabi?
What occurred on the 27th of Rajab?
The 27th of Rajab is commemorated as The Day of Mab’ath when Allah (swt) appointed Prophet Muhammad (sawa) as the greatest divine messenger of Islam. Some narrations also indicate that this was also the Night of Meraj, when the Holy Prophet (sawa) is narrated to have ascended to heaven in a night journey.
The importance of 27 of Rajab
The importance of the Day of Mab’ath has been narrated by Imam Muhammad Taqi (as) saying, “Verily, there is a night in the month of Rajab, which surpasses what the sun shines on; it is the 26th night of Rajab that in its (coming) morning Prophet Muhammad (sawa) was sent on a prophetic mission. Verily, every Shiite (our follower) who observes the practices of this night will be rewarded what equals the reward of sixty years of worship.”
Therefore, on this holy day, Allah (swt) bestowed the greatest blessing on mankind with the appointment of the prophethood of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sawa). Every year, these blessings and bounties continue to fall on the inhabitants of the Earth through the opportunity to take part in special recommended acts and get closer to Allah. This holy occasion is not to be missed!
On this holy occasion, it is recommended to complete a set of recommended acts, dua’s and supplications to preserve purification and spirituality.
Recommended acts for the day of 27 Rajab
· Perform Ghusl (Bath)
· Observe Fasting – it is highly recommended to fast on this day!
· Recite Salawat frequently
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please) bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
· Ziyarat of the holy prophet (saw)
· Ziyarat of imam Ali
· Offer (During DAY Before Zuhr ) 12 rakaat namaz (2×6), in every rakaat recite any surah after sura e Fatih’ah .
· After last Salam ie completion of 12 rakat recite the following verses 4 times
o Al Faatih’ah
o Al Ikhlaas
o Al Falaq
o An Naas
o Ayatul Kursi o And the supplication found here!
There are also special recommended acts to be completed on the night of the 27th of Rajab which can be found here.
Evidently, this date carries many blessings and benefits! We thank Allah (swt) for blessing us with the Holy Prophet (sawa) and this blessed occasion and opportunity to get closer to Him!
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