Channel: Ahsan Hanif
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rasa Buddha, Buddha, Muhammad Sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam
memoriam, to ha wakulla
wakulla. Without him Bala,
Allah Allah now, from my mother,
my dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
Indeed, when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
came to the Arabs with Islam.
They had a number of practices, which they practice before him, and during his lifetime,
and some of those practices were abolished by Islam. And some of them were approved and kept.
And it is important for us to know, some of those practices, which came from the time of pre Islam and which were approved by Islam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And it is important to know this because it is a part of our heritage. It is a part of the heritage of Islam and the Muslims. We have our cultures and our Heritage's with regards to where we come from, from the different parts of the world, whether you come from Pakistan, or India or Bangladesh, whichever country, you have a culture and you have your heritage, and you have your history. And likewise, all of us, regardless of our language, our speech, our color, and our race, our nationality, we have a common heritage and a common culture. And that is the heritage of Islam.
And from this heritage is the heritage of how the year of Islam began.
And the months of Islam, and why those months have been given those names.
And what are these months in the year. And this is something which especially living here in the West. It is something which the majority of Muslims are unaware of. The majority of Muslims live their year according to the Gregorian calendar, to the English calendar. It starts in January, and it finishes in December.
And very few of the Muslims know about the Islamic calendar. And if you were to ask
each other the names of the months of the Islamic calendar, the majority of us would only know maybe Ramadan, or one or two more Muharram maybe. But your list all 12 months would be something which very few people would be able to do. And to list all of those 12 months in their correct order is something which only a handful, maybe would only be able to do.
So it is important to know this family calendar, because as Muslims irrespective of where you live, and the society that you are raised in this family calendar is very important. Our religion is based upon the stomach calendar. When you come to the month of Ramadan and you passed, it is based upon a month in the Islamic calendar. And when you perform a read whichever of the two reads it is, it is based upon the Islamic calendar when you come to the month of Hajj and performing hajj, and standing in autofill, and so on and so forth. All of it is based upon the Islamic calendar. So everything is based upon the Islamic calendar. So there were certain practices which were before Islam, which was
there and present before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with Islam, which is stamped approved, and Islam kept and it preserved. And from them was this concept of the calendar or the 12 months which the Arabs would have, even though they didn't have a set calendar, and also the sacred months, which Allah azzawajal also kept and preserved from the sacred months, which the Arabs would have before us in the time of rhodiola
in the 16th and 17th, year of the Hydra,
and a number of years after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This issue was raised to him to set the calendar for the Muslims. And so he called together a number of the Senior Companions. And they had a meeting and they decided that they would establish a calendar and that the starting point of this calendar would be
the history of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And this would be the first year and then in that meeting after they had decided that this would be the starting point of the newest timey calendar, then now how to start then I have to choose a month with which to stop this calendar. So you had people who said the month of April over
due to it being the birth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the month in which he was born, others said the month of Ramadan due to its status in Islam. Others said the month of the future due to the Hajj being performed in this month. But the opinion of the Senior Companions the likes of Omar and McMahon, and the value of your loved one whom was that this calendar should begin from the month of Muharram. Why? Because it was this month the month of Muharram which signifies that the last month or the month in which the major pillar of Islam the Hajj is performed has concluded. So after the month of the head job, the hedges ended, and this is the fifth and last
pillar of Islam. So once you have finished and completed this pillar, now the new year should start and this was the month of Muharram. And these months are the 12 months in the year. This is something which Allah azza wa jal explicitly refers to in the Quran, and he mentions that there are 12 months in the year according to the decree of Allah azza wa jal. So it is not something which the album's came up with themselves, but Allah azza wa jal decreed this matter before them. He says the panda who was in the 36th verse of Surah tober, in narrator to shoehorn even the longest masala shamrock tea kita biLlahi yo mahalo persona wati wa minha, or battery from Valley Kadena on by him,
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verily the number of months in the sight of Allah azza wa jal, and in that which has been prescribed in the book of Allah, from the day in which he created the heavens and the earth is 12 months, men who are benefiting from from them there are four months which are sacred, that is the upright religion, so do not oppress yourselves within those four sacred months.
This verse, if we were to study this first, we find that there are a number of important aspects in this first. The first is that Allah azza wa jal mentions that there are 12 months in the year. This is something which Allah azza wa jal has decreed, before He created us, and on the day that he created the heavens and the earth. Point number two is that from those 12 months, or four months in a year, which have importance and extra significance, they are the sacred months of the year.
And they have an added value and added importance over and above all of the other months of the year. And the third point, is what he mentioned soprano who was Ella, Bella, totally Morphe Hina. And so do not oppress yourselves. Within those four months. I remember safavi he has a famous book in which he mentions the history of the months and the days in the Arab calendar, or how the Arabs came up with these names and why they came up with them. And he mentions in this book that the Arabs are simple people. They didn't have a very advanced society. And they weren't like the Romans and the Greeks and the Egyptians. They weren't superior in those ways. So they were very simple people.
And the society was based upon tribes, they had a tribal system. And so the most important thing to them was that which they would do amongst themselves and amongst their tribes, mainly agriculture, and the animals, the livestock, the camels, that house so on, so forth, the agriculture, this was the main part of them. And also because there were so many tribes fighting, and wars and battles which would occur between them, all of this was something which was significant. And we find that these affairs are these two or three points are significant in the way that they determine the names of their months throughout the year. And also how he mentions that the first month Mohan ROM
came, because it was the month which in which fighting was forbidden, it literally means something which is forbidden, and the Arabs would call it Muharram because they will know that in this month, fighting is forbidden. And there are many stories which are mentioned concerning this alima of Nicosia Rahim Allah in His tafsir and many other scholars mentioned that it was so important to them the sacred Muslim or haram, that there should be no fighting, that there should be nothing or no aggression, and no transgression towards others in this month. And this would go to such an extent that if a person was walking past the murder of his own father, or the murder of his son, or his
brother or his uncle, the person who killed the most beloved and dearest person to him, in this month, they would walk by as if they were strangers, or they were friends. This was the extent to which they hold they held the sanctity of this month, that no one should transgress in this month. No one should oppress anyone, even if that person