Daily Archives: November 13, 2013
Praise be to Allaah.
Fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ does expiate for the past year, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Fasting the day of ‘Arafah I hope Allaah will expiate there-by for the year before it and the year after it, and fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.” Narrated by Muslim, 1162. This is by the bounty that Allaah bestows upon us, whereby fasting one day expiates for the sins of a whole year. And Allaah is the Owner of great bounty. Read the rest of this entry
Allah’s sacred month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is the first month of the Hijri calendar and is one of the four sacred months concerning which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Verily, the number of months with Allaah is twelve months (in a year), so it was 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…” [Surah al-Tawbah 936]
Abu Bakrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“The year is twelve months of which four are sacred, the three consecutive months of Dhu’l-Qa’dah, Dhu’l-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab Mudar which comes between Jumaada and Sha’baan.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 2958)
Muharram is so called because it is a sacred (muharram) month and to confirm its sanctity.
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Forty Encounters with the Beloved Prophet (Blessings and Peace Be upon Him): His Life, Manners and Characteristics
by : Adel ibn Ali Al-Shiddy
these encounters in a brief and simple way in order to present Muslims with a glimpse of Prophet Muhammad -pbuh-, his guidance and some of the aspects which made him a role model
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“Fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ (10th Muharram)* I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.”
(Saheeh Al Muslim, Book #006, Hadith #2603)
*Note: It is Mustahabb [recommended] to fast both the 9th and the 10th of Muharram.
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