Blessings of Month of Zil-Qa’dah
Zil-Qa’dah is the eleventh month of the Islamic Calendar. It is a month amongst the months of Hajj. It is the first among the four sacred months (Ash'hur al Haram).
Literal Meaning : Qa'dah means to rest. The Arabs used to stop fighting when this month set in and stayed home. This is from among the sacred months.
There are 4 months that are especially sacred in the court of Allah . It is stated in Surah Tauba:
Indeed the number of months before Allah is twelve - in the Book of Allah - since the day He created the heavens and the earth, of which four are sacred; this the straight religion; so do not wrong yourselves in those months; and constantly fight against the polytheists as they constantly fight against you; and know well that Allah is with the pious. (Section 10, Tauba, V36)
The foregoing blessed verse refers to lunar months which are based on the appearance of the moon. Commenting on the afore-mentioned verse, Sayyiduna Moulana Naeem-ud-Deen Muradabadi Rehmatullah Alaih writes in ‘Khazain-ul-Irfan’, “(Out of the four sacred months) 3 are consecutive: Zil-Qa’dah, Zil-Hijja and Muharram and one is separate which is Rajab. Even in the era of ignorance, Arabs would consider killing each other Haram in these months. Islam further enhanced the significance and sacredness of these months.” (Khazain-ul-Irfan, P309)
It is stated in ‘Noor-ul-Irfan’ with regard to (Translation Kanzul-Iman: do not wrong yourselves in those months), “Do not commit sins, especially in these four sacred months; committing sins is equal to wronging oneself, (or) do not oppress and harm each other.” (Noor-ul-Irfan, P306)
The Reward of 2 Years
Sayyiduna Anas Radi Allahu Anhu narrates that Beloved Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “The one fasting 3 days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) in the sacred months will get the reward of 2 years' worship.” (Majma-’uz-Zawaid, V3, P438, Hadith 5151)
Perform 2 Rakats every night, In every Rakat after the recitation of Surah Fatihah read Surah Ikhlas 3 times. Then that person recieved every night, the reward of one Umrah.
Also during this month whoever performs every Friday 4 Rakats and after reciting Surah Fatihah reads reading Surah Ikhlas 21 times. Then Allah Talaa (Glory be to Him) writes for him the reward of Haj and Umarah. (Panj Surah).
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jazaka Allah Khair
Jazak ALLAH khair
جزاک اللہ خیر ۔۔۔
jazak Allah Khair