“Muharram, Significance, And Importance In Islam” is a discussion to look into the few reasons why this holy month in Islam is much important, and how it is significant enough. May Allah help us understand our deen and may He guide us to follow it truly. Aameen.
Based on the lunar hijri calendar, Muharram is the first month of Islamic calendar
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said that the year is of twelve months, four of which are sacred ones. Three(3) of them are in succession; Dhul-Qa’ada, Dhul-Hajj and Al Muharram, and (the fourth being) Rajab’ (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Book 65,4662) Among Islamic months the long stretch of Ramadan is famous among the Muslim Ummah in light of the fasting that happens this month. At that point, there is the long stretch of Shawal when Eid-ul-Fitr happens and afterward, there is the period of Dhul-Hajj which is known for the perception of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha. Each Muslim knows about the ethics of these months, notwithstanding, there are different months also that are unique like these months. One of the extraordinary months of the Islamic lunar schedule is the period of Muharram. Muharram Its Importance, and Significance can also be understood from the Holy book Quran.
Holiness From Quran
Relating to the holy months, Allah Almighty says in Quran:
“The quantity of months in seeing Allah is twelve (12) (in a full year) – so appointed by Him the day He made the sky and the earth; of them four(4) are holy; that is the straight use. So off-base not yourselves in that and battle the agnostics all together as they battle all of you together. However, realize that Allah (SWT) is with the individual who limit themselves.” (9:36)
There are portrayals in hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that tell that out of the four holy months referenced in this ayah, one is Muharram. In this way, from ayah, the holiness and significance of the long stretch of Muharram can’t be denied or overlooked. Also, the other thing to see in this ayah is the way that Allah Almighty plainly expresses that Muslims ought not off-base themselves in these holy months. Along these lines, not the slightest bit should a Muslim think about leaving a little decent deed in this month.
Fasting In Muharram
The other significant thing for which Muharram is viewed is the fasting in this month. In one of His hadiths, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated: “The best of fasting after the month of Ramadan is fasting Allah’s given time of Muharram.” (Muslim)
Demonstration of fasting after the required fasting month of Ramadan is in the long stretch of Muharram. The compensations of intentional fasting require no presentation, it is one of the hallowed deeds a Muslim can attempt and in the light of this hadith, the award of deliberate fasting is most likely to incrementgenerously when done in the long stretch of Muharram. In this manner, if you are thinking about deliberate fasting after the long stretch of Ramadan, at that point the greatest month for fasting is the period of Muharram and accumulate as much favors for the deed as much conceivable.
The Day Of Ashoora
The day of Ashoora, which is the tenth day of Muharram, is additionally a huge factor for which the month is known. There is an entire portrayal that tells about the significance of the day of Ashoora and how it is a one of a kind open door for a Muslim to win a more noteworthy prize in this day. Hazrat Abbas (RA) describes relating to the Ashoora Day: “The Prophet (PBUH) came to Madina and saw the Jews fasting upon the arrival of Ashoora. He said, ‘What is this?’ They stated, ‘This is an honest day, it’s the day when Allah spared the Children of Israel from their adversaries, so, Moosa abstained on this day.’ He stated, ‘We have more right to Moosa than you,’ so He abstained on cap day and instructed (the Muslims) to fast on that day.” (Bukhari)
From the hadith unmistakably the day of Ashura was commended preceding the approach of Islam. The implication it had around then alluded to it being the day when the Children of Israel were lead to freedom by Prophet Moses (AS) against the oppression of Pharaoh. In this way, the day had been consecrated from that point forward to the hour of Islam. With the appearance of Islam Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) additionally recognized the holiness of this day and abstained this month and urged the devotees to likewise fast on this day. Ibn Abbas (RA) likewise describes the Prophetic convention of fasting upon the arrival of Ashoora in an accompanying manner:” I have never seen Prophet ﷺ more concerned about fasting than on the day of Ashura and in the month of Muharram (Sahih Muslim) The hadith shows the astuteness of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) relating to fasting in Muharram. From the portrayal unmistakably He was as sharp for fasting upon the arrival of Ashoora as sharp He was the point at which it came to fasting in the times of Ramadan. On the ideals or endowments that accompany fasting upon the arrival of Ashoora Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in a hadith: “This fast(Roza) is basically remuneration for the (minor) sins of the last year.” (Muslim Sharif)
In this manner, if Muslim wishes to accomplish reparation from the minor sins of the earlier year, at that point the person must consider fasting upon the arrival of Ashoora and be liberated from minor sins. In another hadith Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated:”One who liberally spends on his family upon the arrival of Ashura, Allah (SWT) will expand (his arrangements) for the entire year.” (Baihaqi) In this way, regardless of whether it is reparation from sins or expanding the arrangements for the coming year, a Muslim must consider fasting upon the arrival of Ashoora, which appropriately is the best gift presented continuously of Muharram.
We have to keep the previously practiced ways of our religion alive and we also have to keep away ourselves from the innovations in Deen. May Allah SWT help us follow our religion truly. Aameen.