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As the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah comes to an end..

We welcome the new Islamic year, with the first calendar month of Muharram! 

On the 19th of July, which is this coming Wednesday, depending on the sighting of the moon, we will begin the blessed month of Muharram.

Insha Allah.

Why is this month special?

Let’s find out..

Ayat Al Qur’an - Surah Al- Tawbah  (The Repentance) - (9:36)

إِنَّ عِدَّةَ ٱلشُّهُورِ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِى كِتَٰبِ ٱللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ مِنْهَآ أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ذَٰلِكَ ٱلدِّينُ ٱلْقَيِّمُ فَلَا تَظْلِمُوا۟ فِيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَقَٰتِلُوا۟ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ كَآفَّةً كَمَا يُقَٰتِلُونَكُمْ كَآفَّةً وَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ

Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred, (i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th and the 12th months of the Islamic calendar). That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein, and fight against the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) collectively, as they fight against you collectively. But know that Allah is with those who are Al-Muttaqun.

1 Hadith

Abdullah ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said,

“If I live until next year, I will certainly fast the ninth day of al-Muharram.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1134
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Ibn Hajar said, “The fast of Ashura has three levels: the lowest is to fast one day, the next is to fast the ninth day along with it, and the next is to fast the ninth, tenth, and eleventh days. Allah knows best.”

Source: Fatḥ al-Bārī 1896

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَئِنْ بَقِيتُ إِلَى قَابِلٍ لَأَصُومَنَّ التَّاسِعَ يعنى من الْمُحَرَّمِ

1134 صحيح مسلم كتاب الصيام باب أي يوم يصام في عاشوراء

وقال ابن حجر فَصِيَامُ عَاشُورَاءَ عَلَى ثَلَاثِ مَرَاتِبَ أَدْنَاهَا أَنْ يُصَامَ وَحْدَهُ وَفَوْقَهُ أَنْ يُصَامَ التَّاسِعُ مَعَهُ وَفَوْقَهُ أَنْ يُصَامَ التَّاسِعُ وَالْحَادِي عَشَرَ وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ

1896 فتح الباري شرح صحيح البخاري 

Reflection Point

The month of Muharram is a very blessed month, as it contains the fast of Ashura, and was the practice of the prophet ﷺ to fast in this month! 

In next week's newsletter, we will send a reminder about the day of Ashura and how we can all benefit from this fast insha Allah.

As for this week's reminder, we would like to share some words of encouragement for productivity, using your time wisely and starting off the new islamic year in a positive way insha Allah.

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    3. It’s a combination of the western Gregorian calendar and Islamic Hijri calendar, allowing you to keep up to date with both insha Allah.
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Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1893

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