Kelebihan Bulan Muharram
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MUHARRAM is the first month of the Islmc, Hijrah calendar.
It is one of the four sanctified months about which Allah Ta'ala says,
'The number of months in the sight of Allah are twelve (in a year) - So
ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; Of them
four are sacred: That is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves therein.'
THE MONTH OF MUHARRAM
The best of fasts besides the month of Ramadhaan is the fast during Allah's month of Muharram and the best of Salaats besides the Fardh (obligatory Salaat) is the Tahajjud Salaah (performed after midnight). (Sahih Muslm).
THE DAY OF AASHURA (10th OF MUHARRAM)
The tenth of Muharram, known as the day of Aashura, is a very significant
day in the Islmc calendar. Nabi (SA) has exhorted the Ummah to fast on
this day. Hadhrat Aaisha (RA) reports that Nabi (SAW) ordered the observance
of the fast of Aashura. However, when the fast of Ramadhaan became compulsory,
Nabi (SAW) left the fast of Aashura (i.e. the compulsion). Thereafter,
whosoever desired kept this fast and whosoever desired, (not to keep it)
did not observe this fast'. (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1).
VIRTUE OF THE FAST OF AASHURA
With regard to the blessing of this fast, Nabi (SAW) was asked regarding it's virtue. He answered, 'It is a compansation for the sins of the past year.' i.e. the sins of one year that has just gone by will be forgiven. (Sahih Muslim, Vol. 1). Note: Only minor sins are forgiven. For the forgiveness of major sins, Towbah is a prerequisite.
THE FAST OF AASHURA
Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (RA) narrates that when Nabi (SAW) came to Madinah
and found the Je-ws fasting on the day of Aashura, he inquired, 'What
is the significance of this day on which you fast?' They replied, 'This
is the day Allah saved Nabi Moosa (AS) and his followers and drowned Fir'oun
and his army, thus Moosa (AS) fasted on this day as a token of thanksgiving.
Therefore we too fast on this day.' (Sahih Muslim, Vol 1). Rasulullah
(SAW) said, 'We are more worthy of Moosa (AS) and nearer to him that you.'
Thereafter, he fasted on this day and ordered the Sahaabah to fast on
this day. (Sahih Mslm, Vol. 1)
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