Rajab Prayers

Regaib Kandili

Thursday Evening, 4/7/16 

This prayer for the month of Rajab is done on the eve of the 1st Friday, between the evening and night prayers.  It is a prayer of 12 rakats done in sets of 2.  In each rakat after the Fatihah are: 

            3 Suratul Qadr [97]

            12 Suratul Ikhlas [112] 

After the prayer recite 70 times: 

Allâhumma salli `alâ Muhammadinin Nabbiyyil Ummiyyi wa `alâ âlihi wa sallim.

O Allah, bestow blessings and peace upon Muhammad, the gentile Prophet, and upon his family. 

 Then in prostration repeat 70 times: 

Subbûhun Quddûsun Rabbul Malâ’ikati war Rûh.

All Glorious, All Holy, Lord of the Angels and of the Spirit! 

Then sitting recite 70 times: 

Rabbighfir warham wa tajâwaz mâ ta`lam fa innaka Antal `Azîzul A`zam.

My Lord, forgive and have mercy, pardon that which You well know, for you You are the Mighty, the Supreme. 


4/8/16 – 5/7/16 

It is good, but not obligatory, to fast 3 days in this month, 1 in the beginning, 1 in the middle and 1 at the end.  If possible, it it is good to include the 1st Friday, the 15th and the last day of the month. 

The Rajab prayer is a prayer of 30 Rakats that can also be separated to be done in conjunction with the fasts; 10 rakats in the beginning with the first fast day, 10 with the 2nd and the last 10 with the third.  In each Rakat after the Fatihah say: 

            3 Suratul Ikhlas [112]

            3 Suratul Kafirun [109] 

After the prayer recite: 

            la ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lah

          lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu

          yuhyi wa yumit, biyadihil khayr

          wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadir 

There is no god except Allah, Alone. No partner has He. To Him belongs the kingdom and to Him belongs the praise. He brings to life and causes death, in His Hand are Blessings, and He is Powerful over all things.and then wipe your hands over your face.


This prayer is done between the noon and afternoon prayers on the day of Miraj, the 27th of Rajab. It is 4 rakats.  After the fatihah in each rakat the following is recited: 

            1 Suratul Falaq [113]

            1 Suratun Nas [114]

            3 Suratul Qadr [97]

            51 Suratul Ikhlas [112]