Zil Qadah

The month of Zil-Qa’dah

The 11th month of the Islamic calendar is Zil-Qa’dah.

It is a month that Allah ta’ala put the emphasis in the holy Koran as one of the 4 sacred months that is: Zil-Qa’dah, Zil-Hajj, Muharram and Rajab.

It is in the month of Zil-Qa’dah that Hazrat Ibraaheem (a.s) the prophet Abraham began the reconstruction of the Ka’bah shareef accompanied by his son, Hazrat Isma’eel (a.s) the prophet Ismael. And many among other prophets (a.s) have received their nubuwwat (order of prophetic mission) and Scriptures from Allah ta’ala during that month.

When the moon of Zil-Qa’dah is visible, read after the namaz Isha, 2 raka’ats of namaz nafils, with in each raka’at, after the sourah al-Faatihah, 3 times sourah al-Qadr (“Innaa anzalnaahu fii laÿlatil-Qadr”), if you do not know that sourah, then read 11 times sourah al-Ikhlaass (“Qul huwallaahu ahad”) instead. After the salaam, read 11 times Darood shareef, 11 times sourah al-Faatihah and again 11 times Darood-shareef. Then make your du’as (supplications).