The Dua made in Rajab
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
حَدَّثَنَا يُوسُفُ الْقَاضِي ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَبِي بَكْرٍ الْمُقَدَّمِيُّ ، حَدَّثَنَا زَائِدَةُ بْنُ أَبِي الرُّقَادِ عَنْ زِيَادٍ النُّمَيْرِيِّ عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا دَخَلَ رَجَبٌ قَالَ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي رَجَبٍ وَشَعْبَانَ وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ
When the month of Rajab started the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] used to say: “ Oh Allah bless us in Rajab and in Sha’ban and allow us to live to Ramadan.
This hadith was collected and reported in;
Ahmed 2/259,An-Nisa’I 659, Al-Bayhaqi in Iman 3815, Al-Bazzar 616
The isnad of this has two weak narrators their names are in RED
Yusef Al-Qadi—Muhammad ibn Abee Bakr—Za’id ibn Abee Ar-Ruqad—Ziyyad An-Numayri—Anas ibn Malik [Radi Allahu anhu]
The isnad in this hadith is weak. The weak narrator is Za’id ibn Abee Ar-Ruqad.
Imam Al-Bukhari and Imam An-Nisa’I both said that Za’id was munkar in Hadith.
Abu Dawud said about Za’id ibn Abee Ar-Ruqad used to narrate hadith that were unheard of.
Imam Abu Hatim said: Za’id used to narrate hadith which we were unsure if they were his narrations or from Ziyyad An-Numayri.Ziyyad An-Numayri is Ibn Abdillah and both Ibn Ma’een and Abu Dawud considered him a weak narrator.
Ibn Hibban said Ziyyad An-Numayri narrated hadith on Anas ibn Malik(Radi Allahu anhu) that didn’t resemble the hadith of other trustworthy narrators.
Taken from the Musnad of Imam Ahmed edited version by Shaykh Shu’aib Ar-Naut [May Allah have mercy on him]
Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah Battle
The Holy Month of Rajab