Islamic Wazaif - Islamic Months Wazaif

Islamic Months Wazaif - Muharram Wazaif , Safar Wazaif , Rabiul-Awwal Wazaif , Rabi-uthani Wazaif , Jumadi-ul-Awwal Wazaif , Jumadi-uthani Wazaif , Rajab Wazaif , Shaban Wazaif , Ramadan Wazaif , Shawwal Wazaif , Zhul-Q’ada Wazaif , Zhul-Hijja Wazaif

Islamic Months Wazaif - Daily Islamic Wazaif - Qurani Nawafil & Wazaif

Islamic Months Wazaif is a collection of supplications, invocations, and prayers that are used for various purposes such as seeking forgiveness, seeking blessings, seeking protection, and seeking guidance. They are derived from the Quran and Hadith and are widely used by Muslims around the world. They are considered a form of worship and are believed to bring spiritual and material benefits to the person who performs them. Some of the most popular Islamic Wazaif include:

* Dua for Forgiveness: One of the most important Wazaif is the Dua for Forgiveness, which is recited to seek forgiveness for one’s sins. It is derived from the Quran and Hadith and is considered one of the most powerful Wazaif for attaining forgiveness and salvation.

Dua for Protection: Another important Wazaif is the Dua for Protection, which is recited to seek protection from Allah against all forms of harm and adversity. It is considered one of the most powerful Wazaif for attaining safety and security.

Dua for Guidance: A third important Wazaif is the Dua for Guidance, which is recited to seek guidance from Allah in all matters, both spiritual and worldly. It is considered one of the most powerful Wazaif for attaining guidance and enlightenment.

Dua for Prosperity: The Dua for Prosperity is recited to seek blessings and prosperity in one’s life. It is considered one of the most powerful Wazaif for attaining success, wealth, and abundance.

Dua for Healing: The Dua for Healing is recited to seek healing for oneself or for others. It is considered one of the most powerful Wazaif for attaining physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Dua for Success: The Dua for Success is recited to seek success in one’s endeavours, whether in studies, business, or other aspects of life. It is considered one of the most powerful Wazaif for attaining success in all aspects of life.

These Wazaif are recited with the intention of seeking the help and blessings of Allah. They are to be recited with sincerity, humility and devotion. It is recommended to recite them after the obligatory prayers and at times when they are more likely to be accepted, such as the last third of the night or during the last third of the day. It is also important to note that Wazaif should not be seen as a substitute for the performance of good deeds and obedience to the commandments of Allah. They are considered a supplement to one’s faith and devotion, and should not be used as a means to gain material benefits or to avoid responsibility. It is also important to note that many Wazaif is specific to certain individuals or situations, and should not be recited indiscriminately.

Wazaif are specific prayers or supplications that Muslims recite for a specific purpose or need. They are derived from the Quran or the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and are considered to be a powerful means of seeking the help of Allah. Each month in the Islamic calendar has its own significance and blessings. Muslims believe that certain wazaif are particularly beneficial when recited during specific months. For example, the first month of the Islamic calendar, Muharram, is considered a month of mourning and remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him). Reciting certain wazaif during this month is believed to bring blessings and rewards.

Similarly, the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of fasting and spiritual reflection. Muslims recite special wazaif during this month, including the Taraweeh prayers and the recitation of the Quran. Other months in the Islamic calendar also have their own specific wazaif, such as the recitation of Surah Al-Kahf during the month of Dhul-Hijjah, or the recitation of Surah Al-Qadr during the month of Ramadan. In addition to reciting wazaif during specific months, Muslims may also recite general wazaif for various needs, such as seeking forgiveness, protection, or guidance. These wazaif may be recited at any time and are believed to have a powerful effect. It is important to note that while wazaif are considered to be a means of seeking the help of Allah, they should not be viewed as a substitute for taking practical steps to address one’s problems or needs. Muslims should also strive to live righteous lives and follow the teachings of Islam in all aspects of their lives.

Wazaif are specific prayers or supplications that Muslims recite for a specific purpose or need. Certain wazaif are believed to be particularly beneficial when recited during specific months in the Islamic calendar. Muslims may also recite general wazaif for various needs. However, it is important to remember that wazaif should not be viewed as a substitute for taking practical steps and living a righteous life in accordance with the teachings of Islam.

Muharram Wazaif

This is the first month on the Islamic calendar; the Islamic New Year, also known as Arabic New Year or Al Hijrii starts on the first day of Muharram. The Arabic word ‘Muharram’ means ‘forbidden’, this is so because battles and all kinds of fighting were forbidden (ḥarām) during this month. Muḥarram includes ‘Āshūrā’, the tenth day.

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Meaning: The word “Muharram” means “Forbidden.”  Even before Islam, this month was always known as a scared month in which all unlawful acts were forbidden, prominently the shedding of blood.  

Blessing: There are many bounties of this month, especially on 10th of Muharram.

    10th of Muharram: On this day he who spends more lavishly for the sake of his family members, Allah Ta’aalaa will bestow blessing upon the sustenance of the following year.

Abu Qataada (R.A.) has related that the Prophet (SAW) has reported to have said, It is my thought that by fasting on the 10th of Muharram Allah Ta’aalaa will pardon the sins of the past year. (Tirmizi)


Prior To Islam

1. Prophet Adam (pbuh) was born and entered the Paradise on 10th of Muharram.
2. Prophet Ayyub (pbuh) was cured from his illness.
3. A way was made in the sea for Bani Israel.
4. Prophet Suleman (pbuh) was ordained King.
5. The oceans and heavens were created.            (Tanbihul-Gaafileen)

During Islam:

1. Hadhrat Hussain (R.A.) was martyred in this month.

2. Shaykhain Tirmizi & Haakim has narrated from Anas (R.A) that the following verse:

“Allah may forgive thee of thy sins that which is past and that which is to come . . .”
                                                                                                                (Qur’an Al-Fath 48:2)
was revealed on the 10th of Muharram.
3. The Prophet Muhammed 
(SAW)  went to defeat Bani Muhaarin and Bani Tha’laba (Tribes of Bani Gatfan) in the year 4 A.H. (Asahhus-siyar)

4. Qiyaamah will take place on the 10th of Muharram.

Safar Wazaif

This is the second Islamic month, the Arabic word ‘Safar’ means ‘void’ Supposedly named thus because pre-Islamic Arab houses were empty this time of year while their occupants gathered food. Another account relates that they used to loot the houses of their enemies after defeating them in battle, leaving nothing behind.

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This word means “whistling of the wind”. When this name was assigned to this month, it was probably a windy time of the year. As mentioned earlier, most of the months were named according to weather conditions at the time. However, since they are based on the moon, the months shift about 11 days every year. So, the seasons do not necessarily correspond to the name of the month anymore.


This time of the year was considered to be cursed as many catastrophes and calamities took place.  However this belief has been proven to be false and totally without foundation (absurd).

This can also be confirmed by the following hadeeth.
Hadhrat Jaabir (R.A.) has said that, “I have heard the Prophet (SAW) saying, the descending of illness and evil superstition befalling in the month of Safar is untrue.” (Muslim)


1. The Battle of Abwaa took place on 12th of Safar in the year 2 A.H.
2. The Battle of Khaibar took place in the year 7 A.H.

3. Hadhrat Ali (R A ) married Prophet (SAW) daughter Hadhrat Fatima (R.A.) in the latter days of Safar 2 A.H.
4. Khubaib Ibn Adey (R.A.) was martyred in Safar in the year 4 A.H. in Makkah.
5. Zaid Ibn Dathina (RA) was martyred in this month in the year 4 A.H. in Makkah.

Rabia Awal Wazaif

This is the third Islamic month, the Arabic words ‘Rabi-Al Awwal’ mean ‘the first spring’. The name also means to graze, because cattle were grazed during this month. Rabi Al-Awwal is a very holy month for many Muslims as the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) was born in this month.

Rabi ul awal


First month of spring.  It seems it was spring time when the name was given.


1. The Holy Prophet (SAW) was born in this month as mercy for all and departed from this world 63 years later.

2. The Holy Prophet (SAW)  migrated from Makkah to Madinah Munawwarah.
3. Battle of Buwaat took place in the year 2 A.H.
4. Battle of Saf’vaan took place in the year 2 A.H.
5. Abu Bakr’s(R. A) daughter, Asma (R.A.) was born 6 years before Prophecy.
6. Ruqayyah (R. A.) the daughter of the beloved Prophet 
(SAW) was born 7 years before Prophecy.
7. Abu Bakr (RA.) was appointed Caliph.
8. Hadhrat Umme Kuithum was married in this month to the third Caliph; Uthman (R.A.) in 3 A.H.
9. Wife of the Holy Prophet 
(SAW) Zainab (RA.) passed away in the year 4 A.H.
10. Ibrahim (RA.) the son of Maaria Qibtiya & of the Holy Prophet 
(SAW) passed away in the year 10 A.H.

Rabia Sani Wazaif

This is the fourth Islamic month. The Arabic words ‘Rabi-Al Sanni’ mean ‘the second spring’. Others refer to the month as Rabi-Al Akhir which means the end of spring time.

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The second month of spring.

1. Battle of Furu’ from Buhraan took place in 3 A.H  Sariyyah-Battle in which the Holy Prophet (SAW) did not take part in, instead he consigned one of his Companions as the colonel.  The consigned: Sariyyah Ali Ibn Abi Talib in the 9th Hijri.  Sariyyah-Ibn Alqamah Mujaazziz Mudlejee.

2. Hadrat Khwaja Nizamuddin- 18th Rabi-ul-Akhir: 725 Hijri.  Hadrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilanee- 11th Rabi-ul-akhir: 561 Hijri passed away at the age of 90.

Jumaada Awal Wazaif

This is the fifth Islamic month. The Arabic words ‘Jumada-Al Awal’ mean ‘the first of parched land’. Often considered the pre-Islamic summer, Jumada may also be related to a verb meaning “to freeze” and another account relates that water would freeze during this time of year.

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The first month of summer. “Jumada” means dry.


1. The Battle “Moota” took place in 8 A.H.  A war against infidels in which th Holy Prophet (SAW) did not participate.  Th battle is named after a famous city in Syria (Moota).  Hadrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (R.A) was the first appointed General by the Holy Prophet (SAW)

2. In the same Battle Hadrat Khalid ibn Walid (fourth general of the Battle of Moota) was proclaimed by the Holy Prophet (SAW) as being “one of the swords of Allah”.

3. The Holy Prophet (SAW) married his first beloved wife; Hadrat Khadijah (R.A) 15 years prior to Prophecy.

4. Deaths:

Hadrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (R.A) met martyrdom in 8 A.H
Hadrat Ja’far Ibn Abi Talib (R.A.) met martyrdom in 8 A.H.
Hadrat Abdullah Ibn Rawaahah met martyrdom in 8 A.H.
Hadrat Abdullah Ibn Uthman (R.A.) passed away.
The Holy Prophet 
(SAW) grandfather Abdul Muttalib passed away 32 years prior to prophency.

Jumaada Sani Wazaif

This is the sixth Islamic month and the second month of parched land. Also reffered to as Jumada Al-Akhir.



Second month of summer.


1. Battle of Salaasil took place in 8 A.H.
2. Abu Salama (R.A) died in the year 4 A.H.

Rajab Wazaif

This is the seventh Islamic month. The Arabic word ‘Rajab’ mean ‘respect/honour’. This is the second sacred month in which fighting is forbidden. Rajab may also be related to a verb meaning “to remove”, so called because pre-Islamic Arabs would remove the heads of their spears and refrain from fighting.

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From Rajaba “to respect”.  Another one of the sacred months in which fighting was forbidden prior to Islam. This was one of the most respected months for the Arabs.  It is also called Rajab al Fard. Fard means alone; because the other three sacred months come one after another, except this month.  It comes alone not like the other 3 consecutive sacred months.


1. The Holy Prophet (SAW) ascended to Heaven on the 27th of Rajab on either Sunday or Monday (Mi’raaj).
2. Hadhrat Bilal Ibn Haritha (R.A) brought a congregation of four hundred men named Banu Muzeena in the presence of the Holy Prophet 
(SAW).  They all embraced Islam and became followers of the Holy Prophet (SAW) in the year 5 A.H
3. The battle of Tabook took place in the year 9 A.H. This was the last battle in which the Holy Prophet 
(SAW) participated.
4. The second Oath of Aqabah took place in Rajab, 12 A.H.

5. Deaths:

Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A) passed away on the 15th of Rajab 150 A.H.
Imam Shafi’ee (R.A) passed away on the 14th Rajab 204 A.H.
Imam Muslim (R.A) passed away on the 24th of Rajab 261 A.H.
Imam Nawawee (R.A) passed away on the 14th of Rajab 677 A.H.

Shabaan Wazaif

This is the eighth Islamic month; the word ‘Sha’aban’ means ‘scattered’. This month marked the time of year when Arab tribes dispersed to find water. Sha‘bān may also be related to a verb meaning “to be in between two things”. Another account relates that it was called thus because the month lies between Rajab and Ramadan.

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Consecutively escalating.  (Undisturbed increase).  Derived from the word “shu’ba”, which means branch.  The Arabs used to branch out during this month to look for water.


With the Arrival of the Shaban moon numerous blessings are showered upon us.  Just as the initiation of rainfall begins with “pitter patter” such blessings reach us in the same accord and fashion.

With the Beginning of Shaban blessings are initiated which progressively escalate so that by mid-Shaban the blessings have reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reach their peak by the end of Ramadan.

For example just as a farmer prepares for a fruitful harvest by harrowing his acreage so that the soil may readily retain water, in contrast our souls are geared by the presence of such blessings in Shaban effectively preparing us for a fruitful and completely advantageous Ramadan.
Our Holy Prophet (SAW) has said, “Shaban is my month and Ramadan the month of Allah Ta’aalaa.” (Daylami)


1. “Laila-tul Baraa’at (Night of forgiveness) the fifteenth night of Shaban.
2. “Qibla”, the direction to be adopted within salaah, was reverted back to the “Ka’aba” in Makkah (after being coverted to Baitul Muqaddas in Jerusalem for a short period of time).  This took place two years after Hijraah on the 15th of Shaban.
3. Fasting in the blessed month of Ramadan was made compulsory in the year 2 A.H. on the 25th of Shaban.
4. Three years A.H. Hadhrat Hafsa (R.A) was joined in matrimony with the Prophet 
5. In this very month forty two years later Hadhrat Hafsa (R.A) took leave from this world.
6. The birth of the Prophet’s 
(SAW) grandson Hadhrat Hussain (R.A.) took place, four years on the fifth of Shaban.
7. The battle of Banu Mustaliq took place in Shaban.
8. During the above mentioned battle, the “Aayah of Tayammum” (Purifying with sand before salaah) was revealed, in the year 5 A.H.
9. The daughter of the beloved Prophet 
(SAW) Umme Kulthum (R.A.) took leave from this world, in the 9 A.H.

Ramadan Wazaif

This is the ninth Islamic month which is the most popular month and which virtually every non-Muslim knows. The Arabic word ‘Ramadan’ means ‘burning heat’. Burning is related to fasting as on an empty stomach one’s worldly desire will burn. Supposedly so called because of high temperatures caused by the excessive heat of the sun, Ramadan is the most venerated month of the Hijri calendar. During this time, Muslims must fast from pre-dawn till sunset and should give charity to the poor and needy.

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Derived from “RAMADHA”, literally means “intense heat”.  The possible reasons for this meaning:

1. When the Islamic months were enforced the month of fasting coincided with the summer months of intense heat.

2. The second reason which has been mentioned is that due to fasting the temperature within the stomach increases, again the element of heat is a factor behind the actual naming of RAMADAN.

3. It has also been said that “RAMADHAA” is one of the names of Allah Ta’aalaa.  If that is the case then the month has acquired the name due to the fact that Allah Ta’aalaa burns away accumulated sins and eliminates then from the list of unlawful deeds.  Once again the burning sins cannonades “HEAT”.  However. it should be acknowledged that this reasoning is not wholly reliable.


Hadhrat Salmaan (R.A) reports that on the last day of Sha’baan the Messenger of Allah Ta’aalaa addressed then and said, “Oh people, there comes before you now a great month, a most blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue than 1,000 months; (LAYLATUL-QADR).  It is a month in which each day should be observed by fasting, this has been made obligatory by the Almighty Allah.”

1. Hadhrat Hasan (R.A.), Holy Prophet 
(SAW) grandson was born on 15th of Ramadan, three years after Hijrah.

2. Qur’an was revealed on the 27th night of Ramadan from the “Lauhe Mahfooz” (on 7th heaven) to 1st heaven.

3. The first Battle in the Islamic History, “BATTLE OF BADR” took place on the 12th of Ramadan in year 2 A.H.

4. Victory of Makkah took place on 18th of Ramadan in the year 8 A.H.
5. Hadhrat Sawdah (R.A) was married in year 10 A.H. to the Holy Prophet (SAW)
6. Hadhrat Zainab Bint Khuzaima’s (R.A.) marriage took place in the year 3 A.H. to the Holy Prophet 

7. Deaths:

i)  Hadhrat Ruqayyah (R.A),  Holy Prophet (SAW) daughter, passed away at the young age of 23 in the year 2 A.H when the Prophet (SAW) was at “Battle of Badr”.
ii)  Hadhrat Khadijah (R.A), wife of the Holy prophet (SAW)  departed from this world on the 11th of Ramadan in the year 10 A.H.

iii)  Hadrat Fatimah (R.A) took leave from the world on a Tuesday 3rd Ramadan in the year 11 A.H. (6 months after the death of Holy Prophet (SAW) she was only 29 years old.)

iv)  Hadrat Abbas (R.A.) the Holy Prophet (SAW) uncle passed away on a Friday  12th Ramadan in the year 32 A.H at the age of 88
v)  Hadrat Ali (R.A.) the Prophet (SAW) son-in-law departed from this world on Friday 27th Ramadan, age 57 in the year 40 A.H.

vi)  Hadhrat Saffiyah (R.A.) took leave from this world in the year 50 A.H., aged 60 years.

vii) Hadhrat Aa’ishah (R.A.) was 65 years old when she departed in the year 58 A.H.

Shawwal Wazaif

This is the tenth Islamic month. The Arabic word ‘Shawwal’ means ‘raised’. She-camels would normally be in calf at this time of year and raise their tails.

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Uplift/breakage, as before Islam, Arabs believed that any marriage held in Shawwal would always turn out to be unsuccessful.  Taken from the word “shala” which means “when the female camel gets pregnant”. When this name was given, the female camels used to get pregnant during this time of the year.


The first day of Shawwal is Eid-Ul-Fitr, the day of festival and when all sins are forgiven as a reward for fasting and prayers in the month of Ramadan.

Its Sunnah ( Tradition of Holy Prophet (SAW) ) to fast for six days in Shawwal, as narrated in the following Hadeeth by Abu Ayyub Ansaru (R.A) that the Holy Prophet (SAW) has said, “If one throughout his life keeps the fasts of Ramadan and keeps six consecutive fasts in Shawwal it will be as though he has kept a whole life time of fasts, and if one fast for six consecutive days in Shawwal it will be as though he has fasted all year round.”



1. Hadhrat Aa’ishah Siddiqah (R.A) was born in Shawwal, 4 years after Prophethood and 9 years before Hijrah.
2. Hadhrat Aa’ishah Siddiqah (R.A.) was married to Holy Prophet 
(SAW)  in Shawwal,  10 years after Prophethood which is 3 years before Hijrah.

3. The fight between Banu Qaynaqaa took place between the battle of Badr and Uhud, Shawwal 2 A.H. after Hijrah.

4. The battle of Uhud also took place in Shawwaal, three years after Hijrah.
5. Hadhrat Hussain (R.A) Holy Prophet’s (SAW) grandson (son of Hadhrat Fatima R.A.) was born in the month of Shawwaal 4 years after Hijrah.
6. The Holy Prophet 
(SAW) married Hadhrat Umme Salamah (R.A.) in Shawwal in the 4 year after Hijrah.
7. Hadhrat Aa’ishah Siddiqah’s (R.A) mother passed away in year 5 A.H.
8. The Holy Prophet’s 
(SAW) uncle Abu Talib departed from this world in the middle of Shawwal in the year 5 A.H.
9. Imam Bukhari (R.A.) was born on a Friday of Shawwaal in the year 194 A.H.

Zeqad Wazaif

This is the eleventh month on the Islamic calendar. The Arabic words ‘Zhul Qa’dah’ means ‘the one of truce/sitting’. This is a holy month during which war was banned. People were however allowed to defend themselves if attacked.



Taken from the word “qa’ada” which means to sit. This is the third sacred month in which fighting was forbidden. The people also used to stop their business activities during this month and sit and prepare for the Hajj (Pilgrimage). This is also a sacred month.


1. The battle of ‘khandaq (trench) or Ahzab’ took place in the year 5 A.H.

2. In the year 6 A.H.-Truce of Hudaubiyah.

3. In the year 6 A.H ‘Bay’at-e-Rizwaan’ (The oath of allegiance named Rizwaan).

4. The return to Makkah for Umrah by Holy Prophet (SAW) and his Companions in the year 7 A.H.

Zil-Haj Wazaif

This is the twelfth and last month on the Islamic calendar. The Arabic words ‘Zhul Hijjah’ means ‘the one for pilgrimage’. During this month Muslim pilgrims from all around the world congregate at Mecca to visit the Kaabah. The Hajj is performed on the eighth, ninth and the tenth of this month. Day of Arafah takes place on the ninth of the month. Eid al-Adha, the “Festival of Sacrifice”, begins on the tenth day and ends at sunset on the twelfth, and during which war was banned.



The month of “Hajj” (Pilgrimage).  This is the last sacred month in which fighting was forbidden.


The fifth pillar of Islam “Hajj” is performed in this sacred month.  The first ten days of Zul-Hijjah are the most virtuous days in this whole month, Hajj is performed amongst these ten days.

Hadhrat Abu Haraira (R.A) reports from the Holy Prophet (SAW) : “Amongst all days there are none better to engage in sole worship of Allah than in the ten days of Zul-Hijjah,  To observe a fast on any of these days is equivalent to fasting throughout the year, to actively engage in prayer and worship throughout any of these nights holds such rewarding values leveling with “night of power” (Laylatul-Qadr) “Tirmizi”

It has been stated in the Holy Qur’an, “By the dawn; By the ten nights (ie. the first ten days of the month of Zul-Hijjah), and by the even and the odd (of all the creations of Allah) and by night when it departs.  There is indeed in them (the above oaths) sufficient proofs for men of understanding.  (and that they should avoid all kinds of sins and disbelief)”
Hadhrat Abi Qataadah (R.A) reports in a part narration from the Holy Prophet (SAW) concerning the fast observed on the day of Arafaat: “I have full confidence in Allah for the one who observes a fast on the day of Arafaat that his previous ye