Is there an authentic Hadith which names the four sacred months?
Yes. Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded the following narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Bakrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu):
“…The year consists of twelve months, four of which are sacred. Three from them are consecutive: Dhul Qa’dah, Dhul Hijjah and Muharram. And [the fourth sacred month] is Rajab…”
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4662 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1679)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
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