Rabi ul Awal is the third month of Islamic year. This is very blessed and respectable month. This month is the month of blessings and goodness. Hazrat Mohammad (S.A.W) was born in this month. Twenty Rakkaat Nafal: It is mentioned in the Jawahir e Ghaibi that this Namaz should be given to Hazrat Mohammad (S.A.W.) as hadiya in the following specific way. This way has been adopted by the Sahaba, Tab’ieen and Tibaa Tabeen.
Namaz Method: 20 Rakkat namaz prayed in the two Nafal form. Read 21 times Surah Ikhlaas after Surah Fatiha. With this namaz, there is a facial view of Hazrat Mohammad ( S.A.W) , and there is shafaat of Hazrat Mohammad ( S.A.W) and high position in the Paradise.
First Night: It is to be prayed at first night and day of this month. Two rakkat nafal to be prayed on first night and first day with Surah Ikhlaas 7 times after Surah Fatiha. Due to this there is reward of 700 years prayers.
Ziarat e Rasool ( S.A.W): 16 rakkat nafal to be offered on first night of this month after the namaz of Eisha, Surah Ikhlaas to be recited 3 times after surah fatiha. After these nawafil, recite this darood 1000 times with full attention and sleep with ablution on a clean bed, without talking to anyone. Insha Allah, he’ll witness ziarat-e-Rasool PBUH:
اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدِ نِ النَّبِیِّ الْاُمِّیِّ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللّٰہِ وَ بَرَکَاتُہٗ
“ Allah huma Sallay alla Mohammadin nabiyee il umiyee warahmutallahee wabarakatahee.”
Second Night: After namaz Maghrib, say this two nafal and read Sura Ikhlaas 3 times after Surah Fatiha. and after these nawafil, read this darood 11 times:
اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ عَلٰی اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ بَارِکْ وَسَلِّمْ بِرَحْمَتِکَ یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ
“ Allah humna Sallay Aala Mohammadin Wa’ala ale mohammadin wabirk wasalim berahmatika ya irham al rahimeen”
After, this pray to Allah as every legitimate plea will be accepted.
Third Night: After namaz Eisha, say 4 rakkat nafal and read Ayat-ul-kursi 1 time, Sura taha and Sura yaseen 3 time each. Give this as hadiya to Hazrat Mohammad (S.A.W). Insha Allah every need will be fulfilled.
21 Rabi ul Awal: Say two rakkat nafal and read Surah muzamil after fatiha. And after finishing off namaz go in prostration and read this with full attention and beg to God after this prostration.
یَاغَفُوْرُ تَغَفَّرْتَ بِالغُفْرِ وَ الْغُفْرُ فِیْ غُفْرِکَ یَاغَفُوْرُ
“ Ya ghafooru taghafarta bil ghufri wal ghufru fee ghufrika ya ghafoor.”
Darood e Pak: The best wazifa or durood shareef is mentioned below which is recited excessively during this month. It has much barakaat. It is mentioned in Kitab-ul-Mashaikh that as soon as the moon of Rabi-ul-Awwal is sighted, the following is to be read after every namaz of Eisha one thousand and twenty five times on every day of this month:
اَللّٰھُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلٰی اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ کَمَا صَلَّیْتَ عَلٰی اِبْرَاہِیْمَ وَعَلٰی اٰلِ اِبْرَاہِیْمَ اِنَّکَ حَمِیْدٌ مَّجِیْدٌ
“Allah huma sallay aala mohammadin waala aalay mohamaddin kama salaeeta aala ibrahima waala aalay ibrahima inaka hameedum majeed”