Muahharm

Muharram

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

Occurrence of Significance:

  1. Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) accepted the repentance of Sayyidina Adam (Alaihis-Salaam) after his exile from Paradise.
  2. Allah extinguished the fire in which Sayyidina Ibrahim (Alaihis-Salaam) was thrown by Nimrod.
  3. Allah granted deliverance to Sayyidina Moosa (Alayhis Salaam) and the Bani Israel from the tyranny of Fir’oun.
  4. After the floods, the ark of Sayyidina Nooh (Alayhis Salaam) settled on Mount Judi.
  5. Sayyidina Ayyub (Alaihis-Salaam) was restored to health (from leprosy)
  6. Sayyidina Yusuf (Alaihis-Salaam) was reunited with his father Ya’qub (Alaihis-Salaam)
  7. Sayyidina Yunus (Alaihis-Salaam) was taken out from the belly of the fish
  8. Ashura is also the day when Sayyidina Dawud (Alaihis-Salaam) was forgiven
  9. The kingdom of Sulaiman (Alaihis-Salaam) was restored
  10. Sayyidina Isa (Alaihis-Salaam) was raised to Jannah

These are mentioned as what scholars have determined as the specialties of that day

in Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq, Sayyidina Abdul Qadir al-Jilani.

Practices To Be Observed On The Day of Aashura.

Abu Qatada (Radiyallahu ‘anh) relates that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) said that the fast on the 10th of Muharram atones for the sins of the preceding year. [Sahih Muslim]

  1. To fast on the 9th and 10th or the 10th and 11th of Muharram. [Sahih Bukhari and Muslim]
  2. This is a nafl fast.
  3. The act of fasting is sunnah.
  4. To spend freely on one’s family.

Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “He who will be generous on his family on the day of Aashura, Allah Ta’ala will be generous on him for the entire year. [Tabrani, Baihaqi].

Rewards For Fasting On The Day Of Aashura.

Abu Qatada (Radiyallahu ‘anh) relates that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) said that the fast on the 10th of Muharram atones for the sins of the preceding year. [Sahih Muslim]

All minor sins of the past year will be forgiven. The major sins are forgiven only when sincere Tawbah is made.

 

To Refrain From The Following In Muharram And The Day Of Aashura:

  1. To incur debts so as to spend on one’s family.
  2. To be wasteful and extravagant in one’s spending.
  3. To make Taziah. (Religious processions).
  4. To read Mirthiya and Shahadat Nama (obituary on the martyrdom of Husain (radhiyallahu anhu). Or to cry, tear one’s clothes etc.
  5. To make sweet drinks with the belief that it would quench the thirst of those martyred in Karbala.
  6. To prepare khitchra (food cooked with lentils) with erroneous beliefs.
  7. To light fireworks.
  8. To believe that a child born in the month of Muharram is prone to misfortune and likewise to believe a marriage in this month will bring ill-fortune is not in accordance with Islamic beliefs.

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