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--- On Tue, 15/12/09, Adil ibn Manzoor Khan wrote:
From: Adil ibn Manzoor Khan
Subject: [MUSLIM-UMMA] Be Careful during the Sacred Month of Muharram
Date: Tuesday, 15 December, 2009, 1:01 AM
In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate
be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with
Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds.
Whomsoever Allaah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever
Allaah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no
god but Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and
As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu
1st of Muharram will be on 17th December 2009
Get yourself equiped before Muharram
By Asma bint Shameem
Soon, insha Allaah, the month of Muharram is coming upon us and we will begin another Hijri year (1431).
as the devout Muslim eagerly awaits any chance to earn good deeds and
gain Allaahs Good Pleasure, and is careful not to transgress any
boundaries, we should prepare ourselves for the coming of the month of
This is because Muharram is one of the four months that are SACRED in the eyes of Allah.
the number of months with Allaah is twelve (in a year): It was so
ordained, by Allaah on the Day when He created the heavens and the
earth; of them, four are sacred. That is the right religion, so wrong
not yourselves therein…” [al-Tawbah 9]
These four months, according to the Prophet (pbuh) are
Muharram and Rajab.
Due to its sacredness, any bad deeds done during the sacred months are WORSE than in other months.
said concerning the ayah (so wrong not yourselves therein…) that
“Wrongdoing during the sacred months is more serious and more sinful
that wrongdoing at any other time. Wrongdoing at any time is a serious
matter, but Allaah gives more weight to whichever of His commands He
(Tafseer Ibn Katheer)
Similarly, good deeds during this month bring a greater reward than in other months.
Abbaas said in the tafseer for the above Ayah, that good deeds done
during the four sacred months bring a greater reward. (Ibn Katheer)
Pay special attention to FASTING
Fasting during the month of Muharram has special meaning and the Prophet (pbuh) has highly encouraged it.
Abu Hurayrah said: “The Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) said: ‘The best of fasting after Ramadaan is fasting Allaahs month of Muharram.’” (Muslim).
Fast on the Day of Aashooraa (10th Muharram)
Ibn Abbaas said: “The Prophet (pbuh) came to Madeenah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of Aashooraa.
He said, What is this ?
said, This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allaah saved the
Children of Israel from their enemies, so Moosa fasted on this day.
(pbuh) said, "We have more right to Moosa than you " so he fasted on
that day and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day.” (Bukhaari)
If one fasts on the 10th of Muharram, Allaah will forgive the sins of the previous year.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “For fasting the day of Aashooraa, I hope that Allaah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before.” (Muslim)
Ibn Abbaas said: “I
never saw the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) so keen to fast any day and
give it priority over any other than this day, the day of Aashooraa.” (Bukhaari).
is mustahabb to fast on both the ninth and tenth days, because the
Prophet (pbuh) fasted on the tenth, and intended to fast on the ninth.
But, it is OK to fast only the 10th as well.
Ibn Abbaas said: “When
the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) fasted on Aashooraa and commanded the
Muslims to fast as well, they said - O Messenger of Allaah, it is a day
that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.
The Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) said, "If I live to see the next year, insha Allaah, we will fast on the ninth day too."
But it so happened that the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) passed away before the next year came.” (Muslim).
are many wrong traditions associated with the Day of Aashooraa and
Muharram, which have nothing to do with the Shariah. We have to guard
ourselves from falling into these wrong traditions and bidah because
this is also sin.
Some other people attribute the sanctity of Aashooraa to the martyrdom
of Husain, RA. No doubt, the story of Husain, RA is one of the most
tragic episodes of our history. Yet, the sanctity of Ashura cannot be
ascribed to this event for the simple reason that the sanctity of
Ashura was established during the days of the Prophet (pbuh) , much
earlier than the birth of his grandson Husain.
Some people consider Muharram an evil or unlucky month, for Husain, RA
was killed in it. So they dont hold weddings, and other celebrations
during this month. This is again a baseless concept, which is contrary
to the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah.
superstitions, such as this, is committing a kind of shirk since one
associates a particular event or person with having power to harm or do
good and only Allaah is the One Who has power over all things.
people think it is Sunnah to prepare a particular type of meal on the
10th, and they hold big gatherings for this purpose. This, again has no
basis in the Shareeah.
4) Some people mourn and lament over the death of Hussain RA and hold special ceremonies for this very purpose.
the Prophet (pbuh) has forbidden us from holding mourning ceremonies on
the death of any person, which was the practice of the people of
"He is not from our group who slaps his checks, tears his clothes and cries in the manner of the people of jahiliyyah." (Bukhaari)
if you really think about it, it is the greatest merit and reward that
Hussain RA received, when he attained martyrdom for the sake of Allaah.
Some people go to the other extreme and dress up and cook special
dishes, etc. as a kind of celebration for this Day and that is ALSO
against the Quraan and Sunnah.
Others hold special prayers or offer sacrifice or visit the graves,
specifically on the 10th of Muharram, thinking that there is special
reward or meaning for doing so in the Shareeah and this is also a kind
of bidah that one should stay away from.
Our behavior during this month should be like the behavior of the Sahabah, not one of mourning, neither one of celebration.
we should value Muharram as one of Allaahs sacred months in which we
should strive to do good deeds and be extra careful of sinning.
should try and fast as much as we can in this month, especially the 9th
and 10th. We should not be superstitious about it (or for anything
else, for that matter) and if someone wants to get married during it,
We should not cook special meals on the 10th and if someone invites us for such a meal, we should not go.
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