The Sacred Month of Muharram
Alhamdulillah, the month of Muharram is happening upon us and we’ve started another Hijri year.
Pretty much as the passionate Muslim excitedly anticipates any opportunity to win great deeds and increase Allaah’s Good Pleasure, and is mindful so as not to transgress any limits, we ought to set ourselves up for the happening to the month of Muharram.
This month of Muharram is one of the four months that are sacred according to Allah.
” Surely, the number of months according to Allah is twelve (as written) in the Book of Allah on the day He created the heavens and the Earth, of which there are Four Sacred Months. That is the right faith. So, do not wrong yourself therein. And fight the Mushriks all together, as they fight you all together, and be sure that Allah is with the God-fearing” [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][al-Tawbah 9:36]
These four months, as per the Prophet (pbuh) are Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab. (Bukhaari)
Be extra Cearful about committing SINS during this Month
Because of its hallowedness, any awful deeds done amid the sacrosanct months are WORSE than in different months.
Qutaadah said about the ayah (so wrong not yourselves in that… ) that
“committing bad deeds in any of the sacred months is more genuine and more wicked than wrongdoing at some other time. Committing sin whenever is a genuine matter, however Allah gives more weight to whichever of His charges He needs… .” (Tafseer Ibn Katheer)
Do Extra Good Deeds in Muharram
Essentially, great deeds amid this month bring a more noteworthy prize than in different months.
Ibn ‘Abbaas said in the tafseer for the above Ayah, that great deeds done amid the four holy months bring a more noteworthy prize. (Ibn Katheer)
Give careful consideration to FASTING:
Fasting in the month of Muharram has extra rewards, which means and the Prophet (pbuh) has very supported it.
Abu Hurayrah said:
“The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: ‘The best of fasting after Ramadan is fasting Allah’s month of Muharram.'” (Muslim).
Fasting on the Day of ‘Aashura(10th Muharram)
Ibn ‘Abbaas said:
“The Prophet (pbuh) came to Madeenah and saw the Jews fasting upon the arrival of ‘Aashooraa’. He said, ‘What is this?’ They said, ‘This is an exemplary day, it is the day when Allah spared the Children of Israel from their adversaries, so prophet Mosa (AS) fasted on this day.’ He (pbuh) said, ‘We have more right to prophet Mosa (AS) than you,’ so he fasted on that day and told [the Muslims] to fast on that day.” (Bukhaari)
In the event that one fasts on the tenth of Muharram, Allah will pardon the wrongdoings of the earlier year.
The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“For fasting the day of ‘Aashurah’, I trust that Allah will acknowledge it as appeasement for the year that went some time recently.” (Muslim)
Ibn ‘Abbaas said:
“I never saw the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) so quick to quick any day and give it need over some other than this day, the day of ‘Aashurah’.” (Bukhaari).
It is Mustahab to fast the ninth of Muharram too
It is mustahab to fast on both the ninth and tenth of Muharram, the Prophet (pbuh) fasted on the tenth, and intended to fast on the ninth. Be that as it may, it is OK to fast just the tenth also.
Ibn ‘Abbaas said:
“At the point when the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) fasted on “Aashooraa” and ordered the Muslims to quick too, they said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, it is a day that is revered by the Jews and Christians.’ The Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) said, ‘In the event that I live to see the following year, insha Allaah, we will quick on the ninth day as well.’ But it so happened that the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) passed away before the following year came.” (Muslim).
A few Misconceptions and Baseless Traditions
There are numerous wrong conventions connected with the Day of Aashurah and Muharram, which have nothing to do with the Shariah. We need to monitor ourselves from falling into these wrong customs and bid’ah in light of the fact that this is additionally sin.
1) A group in Muslims think the sacredness of Aashurah is because of the Imam Husain, RA. Undoubtedly, the account of Hadhrat Husain (RA) is a standout amongst the most terrible scenes of our history. Yet, the sacredness of “Ashura” can’t be attributed to this occasion for the straightforward reason that the holiness of “Ashura” was set up during the Prophet’s times (pbuh) , much sooner than the conception of his grandson Hadhrat Husain (RA).
2) Some individuals think about Muharram as a malevolent or unfortunate month, for Husain, RA was killed in it. So they don’t hold weddings, and different festivals amid this month. This is again an outlandish idea, which is in opposition to the Quran’s teachings and the Sunnah. Having superstitions.
3) Some individuals grieve and regret over the demise of Imam Hussain RA and hold exceptional functions for this very reason.
In any case, the Prophet (pbuh) has prohibited us from holding grieving functions on the demise of any individual, which was the general population’s act of jahiliyyah (obliviousness).
“He is not from our gathering who slaps his checks, tears his garments and cries in the general population’s way of ignorance.” (Bukhaari)
Also, looking at the situation objectively, it is the best legitimacy and prize that Hussain RA got, when he achieved affliction for the purpose of Allaah.
4) Some individuals go to the next amazing and spruce up and cook uncommon dishes, and so on as a sort of festivity during the current Day and that is ALSO against the Quraan and Sunnah.
Our actions in Muharram ought to be similar to the conduct of the Sahabah, not one of grieving, neither one of festivity. Maybe, we ought to esteem Muharram as one of Allaah’s holy months in which we ought to endeavor to do great deeds and be additional watchful of erring. We ought to attempt and quick as much as we can in this month, particularly the ninth and tenth. We ought not be superstitious about it (or for whatever else, besides) and on the off chance that somebody needs to get hitched amid it, they should.