Safar is the month of “the descent of tribulations”. In the whole year 1,080,000 tribulations are sent down out of which 920,000 are sent down in the month of Safar alone. Thus it comes in the blessed Hadith that whoever gives the good news of the ending of the month of Safar the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him – ) will give him the glad tiding of entrance into Paradise. Hazrat Adam (may Allah send peace upon him) made error in the month of Safar. When Hazrat Ibrahim (may Allah send peace upon him) was put into the fire it was the first day of Safar. When Hazrat Ayub (may Allah send peace upon him) experienced tribulation it was the month of Safar. Hazrat Zikrya, Hazrat Yahya, Hazrat Jarees, Hazrat Younis (may Allah send peace upon them) and Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him – ) were put in tribulation in the month of Safar. Also in the month of Safar, Hazrat Habeel (may Allah send peace upon him) was martyred.
Thus on the first night of the month of Saffar, after Isha Namaz, every Muslim should read 4 rakahs (nafl prayer) in the following manner. In the first rakah after Surah Fatiha read Surah Kafiroon 15 times and in the second Surah Ikhlas 15 times and in the third Surah Falaq 15 times and in the fourth Surah Naas 15 times. After completing the prayer say the following once:
Then read 70 times Darood (Blessings upon the Holy Prophet ). Then Allah Taala shall protect him from every tribulation and difficulty and would give him great reward.
(Rahat Al Kaloob)