Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar, will begin on Tuesday.

Sunday evening, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee met in Islamabad to look for the moon.


The Federal Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony announces in a post-meeting notification that the moon of Rajab 1444 AH has not been observed.

“Consequently, Rajab 1, 1444 AH will begin on Tuesday, January 24.”

Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad is in charge of the committee.

The seventh month of the Islamic year is Rajab. Shaban succeeds Jummad al-Thani as its leader.

Ramazan is the holy month that comes after Shaban.

Important days in Rajab The Islamic calendar includes Rajab as one of four of the most sacred months.

It is important because this month saw important events and the births of some of Islam’s most important leaders.

Hazrat Ali Abi Talib (RA) is one of the most important people to have been born this month.

Additionally, on Rajab 20, Sakina Bint Hussain was born, and on Rajab 15, Zainab Bint Ali (RA) passed away.

Hazrat Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib passed away on Rajab 26.

In 2023, when is Shab-e-Mairaj?
One of the most frequently mentioned miracles performed by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) occurred during the month of Rajab, which is why it is believed to be a sacred month.

The Shab-e-Mairaj, or “night of the journey,” is a journey that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is said to have made on the night of Rajab 27 in 621 AD, one year before he moved from Makkah to Medinah.

The journey that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had narrated took him to various levels of heaven and even to the farthest mosque, Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem, which is currently the location that is in the most contention between Israel and Palestine.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is regarded as a special blessing and gift because it is believed to have been a physical journey rather than a dream.

For Muslims, the journey is significant because it serves as a reminder of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) status as a messenger of Allah and of the immense blessings he has received.

This year, February 19 marks Rajab 27.

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