When the month of Rajab entered The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم would seek its blessings.
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا في رَجَبٍ وَ شَعْبَانَ وَ بَلِّغْنا رَمَضَانَ
“Allahumma barik lana fi Rajab wa Sha’ban wa ballighna Ramadan”.
Meaning: O Allah! Make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the
month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings)
[Narrated by at-Tabarani and Ahmad]
We, as Muslims, must strive to pray as many of the prayers, if not ALL FIVE prayers at the Masjid, because the Prophet (s.a.w) tells us:
“If people knew the reward in praying Fajr and Isha in congregation, they would go to the mosque even if they had to crawl.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
“Prayer in congregation is superior to prayer alone by twenty seven degrees.” [Bukhari & Muslim, from Ibn Umar]
Therefore, we will InshAllah try to apply and put our religion into practice by holding the Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha prayers regularly ON TIME at UIC. Please check the times above to make sure you come on time. The Imam will InshAllah be there to lead the prayers.