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Rajab (Arabic: رجب) is the seventh month of the Islamic Calendar. The lexical definition of Rajaba is "to respect", of which Rajab is a derivative.
This month is regarded as one of the four sacred months in Islam in which battles are prohibited. The pre-Islamic Arabs also considered warfare blasphemous during the four months.
The month is a prelude to the month of Ramadan, which follows after the intervening month of Sha'ban. When Muhammad SAWS sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words:
اللّهمّ بارك لنا في رجب و شعبان وبلّغنا رمضان
Allāhumma bārik lanā fī rajaba wa shaʻbāna wa balligh-nā ramaḍāna
"O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha'ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings)."