Significance of Muharram

Wasim Kempson


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The speaker discusses the history of the holy month, which is the month of Rajab, and the significance of it, as it is the best time to fast. They also mention the use of the name Islam for fasting, which is the holy month for Islam, and the importance of fasting for everyone. The speaker emphasizes the importance of fasting for everyone, especially those who have been struggling with previous prophets.

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh my brothers and sisters, we previously spoken about the sacred months and we know that Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that there are four sacred months, three of them are together and one is separated and that is the month of Rajab. Now there are certain seasons within the year as we know that Allah subhana wa Tada, chooses and gives virtues over others. And after the month of hedger comes the first month of the Islamic calendar year and is the month of Al Mahara. Now the prophets Allah Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam said in a sound Hadith from the hadith of Abu CoreData Radi Allahu Anhu Hadith which is found in Sahih, Muslim

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of the la cama Ramadan, that the best fasting after Ramadan is the month sha Allah Hill Muharram is Allah's month of Muharram. Now first and foremost, we want to understand why, why is this month attached to the name of Allah subhanaw taala and the scholars commenting on this have mentioned this has to show its importance and significance. The fact that after Ramadan, the very best of fasting is the fact that the Prophet SAW Selim said it is an Muharram not sure I've been bearing in mind that the Prophet sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam used to fast most of the month of Shabbat, but the best of fasting is that what is done in the month of Muharram. So it's important for us as

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Muslims to focus on fasting this particular and beautiful month. The second thing I want to mention Inshallah, to Allah is the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to encourage the Sahaba or the Allahu anhu, not only to fast in the month of Muharram, but to single out or to choose particular days in this month. Abdullah ibn Abbas Radi Allahu Anhu generated that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam when he entered into a Medina, he found some of the Jewish tribes that they were celebrating and they were fasting on this particular day. The Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam asked what they were doing on this particular day, and the Prophet alayhi salam was informed

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that they were fasting this day, because this was the day that Allah subhanaw taala saved Musa alayhis salam from Tehran, Pharaoh. This was the 10th of Muharram. Here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Nana or Anna, I have to be most I mean, whom that we have more right to Musa than them. Therefore the we will then foster this particular day.

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In other generations you mentioned towards the end of the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he stated that in the following year, or the next year, that if he was alive, he would fast the ninth and the 10th to be different from the Jewish tribes. Now was Muharram or Ashura specifically, was the fasting of this particular day was unknown to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, which is a worded question, which is a known question. We know that the Prophet salallahu Alaihe salam from the hadith of Aisha Radi Allahu anha, that the people of Allah Helia before the Prophet sallallahu sallam was chosen as a prophet that they use to foster celebrate this particular

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day, in Wuhan. The Prophet says I'm used to engage in that. Then when the Prophet salallahu Salam, it is said when the revelation came to him, that he stopped doing that. And when he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then arrived in El Medina, he became aware, not because we are as Muslims following other religions, but as we know Subhanallah there is something called a shot up Mark Dubliner that there are we as Muslims, we follow the Sharia or the laws of the previous prophets, as long as Islam does not come to change those rules. So alhamdulillah as Muslims we are implementing and following a practice that was revealed to previous post profits, while Illa had happened so fast in the ninth

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and 10th day of Muharram is highly recommended for us as Muslims, the Prophet sallallahu, ala mentioned his virtue in that a person who fasts or how short or the 10th of Muharram that it serves as an explanation for the previous years since Now, does this mean that a person should only focus on this particular day of fasting so they rely on the explanation of sins? Only on this? Absolutely not. We know that the Prophet SAW Selim informed us that the five daily prayers, the Juma to the next and from one Ramadan to the next also serves as an explanation for one's sins. So these are great opportunities for us to seek ALLAH subhanaw taala as forgiveness and to remember the great

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work and striving and struggling with the previous prophets that they went through especially Musa Ali salatu salam, may Allah subhanaw taala guide us to that what is correct I mean BarakAllahu li Walakum wa salaamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh