Ra·​jab rə-ˈjab How to pronounce Rajab (audio)
: the seventh month of the Islamic year see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

Examples of Rajab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like nearly everyone huddled in Gaza’s ruins, Palestinian activist Mai Rajab hoped for a more durable pause than this one, which fell on her birthday. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 But the latter are becoming cheaper, according to the study’s authors, Rajab Khalilpour and Anthony Vassallo of the University of Sydney. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 26 July 2023 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar, Rajab is the third month, Dhul-Qaddah is the eleventh month and Dhul-Hijjah is the twelfth and final month. Manal Aman, Woman's Day, 12 June 2023 Three of the four sacred months are consecutive and one month (Rajab) is stand-alone. Manal Aman, Woman's Day, 12 June 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rajab was circa 1771

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“Rajab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rajab. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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