Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. Meaning of Rajab is to respect. This is a sacred month and it is also given a name indicating it to be alone. This is due to the fact that it is coming alone without the company of other sacred months. The three other sacred months in the Islamic calendar are coming together but this month is also sacred however it is alone.
The important event related with Miraaj occurred in the month of Rajab. Banu Muzeena consisting of almost 400 men was entered in Islam in this month of Rajab. Tabook battle started in the month of Rajab which is also the last battle in which the holy Prophet (P. B. U. H.) participated. In this month the event relates to with second Oath regarding Aqabah was also started. Imam Abu Hanifa (R. A.) died on the 15th date of this month of Rajab.
Imam Shafee (R. A.) also died on the 14th day of this month of Rajab. Death of Imam Muslim (R. A.) took place on the 24th of this month of Rajab. This month is also associated with the death of Imam Nawawee (R. A.). These are some important events which took place in this month of Rajab. It is a sacred month and it is prohibited to fight in this month. People respect this month from ancient times even before the start of prophecy. After Prophet was sent to mankind, the Arabs gave much importance to this month.
Rajab is a sacred month and it is still respected in many parts of the world. As fighting is not allowed in this month therefore there is peace and calm in this month. This is a sacred month but it is alone in Islamic calendar due to which it is also given the name as alone. This is a sacred month in addition to other sacred months in Islamic calendar which are consecutive.