13th Rajab Birthday Hazrat Ali (ra)

Rawze e Sharif in Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan

Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) was the cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad (saw), and ruled over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661. Sunni Muslims consider Ali the fourth and final of the Rashidun (rightly guided Caliphs), while Shi’a Muslims regard Ali as the first Imam and consider him and his descendants the rightful successors to Muhammad (saw), all of which are members of the Ahl al-Bayt (people of the house of Muhammad (saw)).

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Bontsha the Silent

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I. L. Peretz

BONTSHA THE SILENT[1]

Here on earth the death of Bontsha the Silent made no impression at all.

Ask anyone: Who was Bontsha, how did he live, and how did he die? Did his strength slowly fade, did his heart slowly give out—or did the very marrow of his bones melt under the weight of his burdens? Who knows? Perhaps he just died from not eating – starvation, it’s called.

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6 Rajab Urs Hazrat Haji Sharif Zandani, Qunooh, Syria, 612AH/1215CE

Khawaja Haji Shareef al-Zandani Rahmatullahi ‘alayh was a master in the field of the undertaking of mujaheda and riyazat. He used to perform his salaah with great love and used to get so engrossed in it, that even if someone tried to disturb or harm him he would be totally unaware of it. The people questioned him as to the reason for his engrossment to such a level, to which he replied;

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Preparing for Ramadan – Rajab 2

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

As we progress through this month we are aware of the approach of Ramadan coming on the horizon. Our preparations for reaching that sacred time can prepare our heart for all the inner works and insights available to us during that time.

Of course we continue our du’a, imploring Allah (swt) to grant us blessing during this month and the next, Sha’aban, and allow us to reach Ramadan. This du’a can be repeated as often as you wish during these two months. Remember to clear your heart and mind of distractions and make your intention to sincerely ask for this blessing.

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6 Rajab Urs Hazrat Khwaja Mu’in al-Din Chishti, Ajmer Sharif, India 633AH/1230CE

Ajmer Sharif

Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE, also known as Gharib Nawaz , is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia. He was born in 536 A.H./1141 CE, in Sajistan, Khorasan (other accounts say Isfahan) in Persia. He was a direct descendent of the Prophet Muhammad.

He was one of the most outstanding figures in the annals of Islamic mysticism and founder of the Chistiyya order in India.

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