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The Sacred Month of Muharram

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Taimiyyah Zubair

Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair

Episode Notes

21st November 2012, Canada.

Muharram is the beginning of the new year – a sacred month.

“Verily the number of months with Allah are twelve…so wrong not yourselves therein” Do not do thulm upon yourselves (yourselves and muslims/one another/) – be especially careful.

No Sins
No Backbiting
No Verbal/ Emotional/ Physical Abuse

Sin is worst when committed at a sacred time.
Likewise good deeds are far better at a sacred time.

Good Deeds in this sacred time:
More Ibadah – Nawafil, Especially Fasting

The best of Fasting after Ramadaan are to fast during the month of Muharram.

Is it difficult to fast? The days are short, skip lunch and have an early dinner.

The Yahud were fasting on Ashura – The day firawn was drowned. The Muslims have more right over Musa (as). Intending to fast on the 9th as well to be different from the Jews.

Any benefit to fasting on the 10th Muharram?
Our sins are forgiven! The minor sins of the past year will be forgiven!

“We would make our children fast as well…” Very important and beneficial – even for those who would not usually fast. Pregnant women and old people alike.

No need to make big celebrations or to be sorrowful or prepare particular type of meals. Nor to mourn the deaths of the companions of Muhammad (saw). Mourning is for immediate relatives – the dead are gone.

Shuhadaa – They’re happy where they are so there is no need to be sad.

The one who mourns is doing thulm against himself.

We should not fast on Saturday to be different from the Jews. But Nawafil fast established in the Sunnah is permissable due to it being Sunnah –

Do not single out Saturday for fasting unless you will fast a day before or a day after.

Episode Transcript

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

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Which time of the year is it? The lunar year? Or how long? And what does that mean? The New Year has begun, which is that 1434 after Hitler 14 134 years since the Prophet sallallahu Sallam migrated to Medina. Now, what is the word mahalo mean?

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One that is haram, meaning one that is sacred. So how long is one of the four sacred months, which are the four sacred months little corridor? The hedger, Muharram and Roger. In the Quran, Allah says in Surah Toba number 36 in there is that a shooter in the law his nashotah, Sharon vikita biLlahi Yamaha la casa Mati will have the minha or Barton Hello darica Dino Chi infinite, totally movie hidden and full circle, that verily the number of months with Allah is 12 in a year, it was so ordained by Allah on the day when he created the heavens and the earth of them for our sacred how many months are sacred, for that is the right religion. Allah says so wrong not yourselves there in

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meaning do not do aluminium on yourselves on each other in these sacred months. So what does that mean? That in the month of Muharram, we have to be especially careful because Allah says do not do alone on yourself, what is on yourself, when a person harms himself like physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, when a person commits sins, that is what injustice against oneself, and learn, on enforce. And for sakam yourselves, remember, and fullcycle doesn't just mean your own self, but also on each other meaning on Muslims. Remember, in South Dakota, what we learned at the money is right, we're told that doctor and physical you will not kill yourselves that absolute and

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physical, what does that mean that you will not kill each other one another because the believers are like one body. So likewise, in the month of Muharram, we have to be extremely careful in all of the sacred months, extremely careful that we don't harm ourselves and we don't even harm other believers. So that means no committing sins, no backbiting, no hurting other people with words. Okay? Not even young children, not even people whom we hate, and we dislike, not even people who are annoying us. Why? Because a sacred time means that if a person does wrong, then that sin will be much worse in the sight of Allah. This is just like, the sacred place, the sacred place, killing

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someone is bad anyway. But if a person killed another in the heroin, it's even worse. It's even worse, hurting someone bad, but hurting someone in the huddle is even worse.

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Which is why if a person commits murder in the heroin, then you know what, he will be killed there, in the huddle, meeting, he'll be punished in the home, meaning his life will not be respected in the huddle.

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If a person does something wrong, he'll be punished over there, he won't be taken out. No, he'll be punished over there. Why? Because his life is not safe over there. So the point is that sacred place sacred time means that we have to be extra careful, because a sin committed in a sacred time is worse than sin committed at any other time. On the other hand, when it's a sacred time, what does it mean that we should do? extra good, why? because doing good at this time, is far better than doing good at any other time. So it's a special time, but we have to be very careful when it comes to the matter of sins, and we have to be more active when it comes to committing good deeds. Now, what kind

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of good deeds Do we have to perform in this time?

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Murder? Yes, amongst the different acts of worship, which one should we give special importance to at this time? fasting, yes, reading Quran, interpreting the Warfield. We discussed that when the month of the project came, so doing all of that, yes, but especially fasting. Why? Because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam encouraged it above or below or on who said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said the best of fasting after Ramadan is fasting a last month of Muharram This isn't a Muslim. The best time to fast is which time of the year the month of Ramadan. After that the best time to fast is the month of Muharram. This is a last month, the month of Muharram This is a

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hadith in Sahih Muslim so if you have any leftover

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fasts and if asked that you'd like to make up, or you want to develop the habit of fasting Monday and Thursday and the 13 1415, then this is the time to give extra importance to fasting and these days. Is it difficult to fast? No, it's so easy to pass these days, right? Because the days are so short. They're so short. You know, you just have to skip your lunch, right and have an early dinner. And that's it.

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So you can easily fast in these days, and remember that this is the best time of fasting after the month of Ramadan, and especially fasting on the 10th of Muharram that our children the day of Ashoka, even our basil dinner and who said that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam came to Medina and saw that the you who were fasting on the day of Russia, and he said, What is this meaning? How can you fast on this day? They said this is the day when Allah save the money Israel from their enemies, meaning this is the day when that our own was drowned, and we escaped. So Musa SNM fasted on this day, it was his habit to fast on the 10th of Muharram. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, we have

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more right to Musa than you, meaning you follow Masada center, we have more right to follow masayoshi son, so He fasted on that day and also commanded the Muslims to fast on that day. In another Hadith, we find out that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam intended to fast on the name of Muhammad as well, why to be different from the fasting of the Jews. But by the time the next year came, the prophets had passed away. So it's best that a person fasts on the 10th and he also fasts on the nine so nine and 10 that would be Muslim.

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Is there any benefits? One is that okay? You know, you're following Messiah Sam, you being grateful for the favor that Allah bestowed on musar Listen, I wonder Bunny is for you. Any other benefit to fasting on the 10th of mahalo?

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Your sins are forgiven, which since we learned from a Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said for fasting the day of our shoulder, I hope that Allah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before. So the past year, the sins of the past year will be forgiven. inshallah, this is a hadith in Sahih Muslim in our bustle, the no one who said, I never saw the Messenger of Allah settle on us, and I'm so keen to fast any day, and give it priority over any other day than this day, the day of Russia, meaning he would make a point to fast on this day. And we learned that one of the female companions, she said that we would fast on the day of Ashura, even after the fasting of the

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month of Ramadan had been made obligatory, and we would make our children fast as well.

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She said that we would make our children fast as well. And we would distract them with toys made of wool. And when anyone felt hungry, and wet for food, we gave them these toys until it was the time to break the fast. So we see that it was very common amongst all assumes that all people would fast, even those who would not usually fast. So for example, a woman could be expecting another could be nursing. And if for those reasons, you're not fasting these days, make a point too fast on this day, right? And likewise, there are children, you know, who are capable of fasting. I remember one sister told me that she has been fasting since she was six years old. Since she was six years old. She said

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she has been fasting soprano. So eight year old, okay, nine year old, 10 year old if not a six year old, but give it a try, especially now that the days are so short. And remember that in the month of Muharram, it is not most known to prepare any particular type of meal on the 10th. Nor is it most known to hold the gatherings for that purpose. Nor is it most known to mourn and lament over the death of the companions, the death of certain individuals and the family of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Why should we not do that? Should we not mourn their death? Why not? mourning is for three days and those three days are long gone. Okay. And mourning is for who for the immediate relatives,

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and we are not their immediate relatives. And then we see that Why does a person mourn? Why he feels sad over their loss that oh, we have lost them. They're not amongst us anymore. Okay. But you know what, even if nobody killed them, still they would be dead by now. Right? So there's no point in you mourning over their loss. If you're sad about what they suffered, yes, you are sad what they suffered was very tragic. But take comfort in the fact that they are in a much better position. What does Allah subhanaw taala say concerning this, you had Bella here in Nairobi him years ago, very hain, very hanaa women.

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They're happy where they are, they're rejoicing so you don't need to be sad. And when a person mourns over the dead, then that will be a source of punishment for him. For who for the one who mourn because the prophet SAW

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A lot of Sam said he is not from our group who slaps his cheeks tears his clothes and cries in the manner of the people of genelia. So this is not Muslim. Now, this year that our Shula is on which day, Friday or Saturday, those who follow the local moon sighting for them it will be on Saturday. in Hades we learned the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said do not fast on the Saturday except that which has been made obligatory upon you. And if one of you does not find except a bark of a tree and let him chew it in another wording, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, let him swallow it. The narrator of the Hadees he said that the one who fasts on Saturday is like he who neither ate nor Capita fast,

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meaning he goes hungry without the reward of fasting, because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam clearly said do not fast on Saturday. And he said that if you can find only a bark of a tree, then eat that meaning take whatever measure you can, in order to ensure that you are not fasting on that day. The reason behind this is that Saturday is a day of veneration near the Jews. So in order to differ from them, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us not too fast on Saturday. However, the majority of the scholars they have said that if a person fasts faster or shorter, or the faster a yamo, build, meaning the three white days or the fast have some sort of better listener, meaning fasting

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alternate days, and it happens to be on a Saturday or even a Friday, then that is permissible, because the person is not fasting because of the day being Friday or Saturday, but rather, he is fasting due to the day being Ashura or out of so at the end of the day, it's about the intention, as well as this according to the majority of the scholars, the fasting of Saturday is prohibited when a person singles out the fast of Saturday. If a person fasts on Saturday, along with another day, such as Friday or Sunday, then that is permissible. And this is because of the hadith of Julia well below on how we are once the Prophet sallallahu Sallam came to her on a Friday and she was fasting and he

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asked her Did you pass yesterday, meaning Thursday? And she replied, No. And he asked her that, do you intend to fast tomorrow? Meaning Saturday? She replied, No. So then he told her to break her fast. So that means that on Friday, a person should not fast unless he is fasting also on Thursday, or he is fasting on Saturday. And because a person is allowed to fast on Saturday because of the fast on Friday, that shows that a person is also allowed to fast on Saturday, as long as he fasts, Friday or Sunday along with it. So in Java make use of this opportunity on our show to go ahead and fast and make your intention the fasting of our shuttle and not the fasting of Saturday. And Allah

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subhanaw taala knows the intention, and he knows the effort, and he is the one who rewards. So May Allah accept all of our good deeds are fasting and also guide us to the truth in every matter. It's a practical law behind the condition to allow either in the interest of the corner to be like Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh