Every year, the month of Rajab carries to us the memory of the Prophetic night journey to Jerusalem and ascension to the realms of the highest heaven. We live in a world that tends to make many earthly celebrations; sometimes knowing their meanings and sometimes not. We actually invent reasons to celebrate in order to change the routine of our life, the miserable tone of the news of killing and natural disasters. Even when we try to celebrate, we are not free from individuals who try to annoy us by questioning why and on what basis are we celebrating.
In Islam, what is important is the meaning and the means; the occasion which we celebrate and the way we celebrate it. Why do we celebrate is the first question and how we celebrate it is another important question. Celebration is a kind of promotion, a form of reinvigorating an occasion and mentally and socially rejuvenating its characters and events. Since we cannot resurrect the characters physically, what we are actually reviving are the meanings and the lessons. Many events we pass by in life but none of them turns into an icon of inspiration; only those that leave a massive effect are to be celebrated and commemorated.
Shaykh Ahmed Saad