Muharram ul Haram in Islamic History - Ashura Day
- Repentance of Prophet Adam (Allah’s blessing be upon him) was accepted by Allah.
- The ship of Prophet Nuh (Noah) (Allah’s blessing be upon him) came to rest on a mountain called Al-Judi.
- Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) (Allah’s blessings be upon him) was born on this day.
- He got the title Khalil-Ullah (friend of Allah) on this day.
- The fire in which Prophet Ibrahim (Allah’s blessings be upon him) was thrown by the king Namrud become cool and means of safety for Prophet Ibrahim, by the order of Allah.
- Allah delivered Prophet Ayub (Job) (Allah’s blessings be upon him) from distress and he was restored to prosperity.
- By the Grace of Allah, Prophet Yunus (Jonah) (Allah’s blessings be upon him), after being swallowed by a huge fish (whale) for forty days, was cast out on the shore.
- Prophet Mussa (Moses) (Allah’s blessings be upon him) got victory over Pharaoh.
- Prophet Suleman (Solomon) (Allah’s blessings be upon him) was made a king to rule over mankind, Jins, Animals and the air.
- Prophet Idris (Enoch) (Allah’s blessings be upon him) and Prophet Issa (Jesus) (Allah’s blessings be upon him) were lifted up alive.
- Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him), the grandson of our beloved Prophet (PBUH), got martyred at Karbala in Iraq.
- The day of resurrection and judgment will take place on this day (Ashura).
Muharram ul Haram :
Muharram ul Haram is the first month of the Islamic month.This month is called Muharram because war and killing is forbidden in this month. Hazrat Umar Farooq was martyrdom in 1st Muharram ul haram. 10 Muharram is of great significance. Adam's repentance was accepted. The first rain was held from the sky. Hazrat Musa (A.S) was born. Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) was born.For Shi'a Muslims, Ashura marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram, and commemorates the death of Husain ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH
Shia Muslims worldwide cut themselves with swords and knives, covered their bodies with mud and lit bonfires in the streets to mourn the death of the Prophet Muhammad's (SAW) grandson today.Hazrat Imam Hussain's (A.S) martyrdom is widely interpreted by Shia as a symbol of the struggle against injustice, tyranny, and oppression.
The Fast of Ashura
On the 9th and 10th of Muharram, one should fast. If it is not possible to fast on both days, then every effort should be made to fast on the 10th day of Muharram, as there is a great reward for this fast. (Muslim Shareef).The following are some of the desirable acts one should do on the day of Ashura:
- To observe fast on this day.
- To give as much charity as you can afford.
- To perform Nafl Salat prayers.
- To recite Surah Ikhlas 1000 times.
- To visit and be in the company of pious Ulema.
- To place a hand of affection on an orphan’s head.
- To give generously to one’s relatives.
- To put Surma in one’s eyes.
- To take a bath.
- To cut one’s nails.
- To visit the sick.
- To establish friendly ties with one’s enemies.
- To recite Dua-e- Ashura
- To visit the shrines of Awliyas and the graves of Muslims.
Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood (R.A), a Companion of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) reports the following saying of the Messenger of Allah Ta’ala, "Whosoever prepares ample food and drink for his family on this sacred day and delights in feeding them generously, Allah Ta’ala will increase His provisions for that year and place many blessings and good therein."Like any month in the Islamic Calendar, there are in this first Islamic month, many anniversaries which are celebrated everywhere in the world.
- Ankhon k sahil py ha ashqon ka ik hajum
- Shahid Gham-E-Hussain ka musam kareeb hai…
- Karbala Walon Ka Gham Ghar Ghar Main Manaya Jaye Ga
- Maqsad-E-Shabeer Aalam Ko Bataya Jaye Ga
- Yaad Ker K Jo Na Roya Karbala Walon Ki Pyaas
- Qabar Se Tishna Wo Mehshar Main Uthaya Jaye Ga