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The committee chairman Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad will preside over the huddle.
Expected that Muharram for the year 2023 starts on the Thursday, July 20th and ends at sundown on Friday, August 18th. And Youm e Ashura will be on July, 29th. Islamic holidays always begin at sundown and end at sundown the following day/days ending the holiday or festival.
The meaning of Muharam is forbidden, referring to the fact that it is one of the four sacred months in which warfare is forbidden.
Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first day of Muharram is considered by many Muslims as the start of the New year for Islam. This day is not a public holiday so government and business offices will be open depending on the day. Celebrated on the 10th day of Muharram is Ashura, a day of reflection and fasting.
Muslims are encouraged to engage in increased worship during this holy month
The 1st Muharram marks the beginning of the new Islamic Year. While there are no prescribed days of worship for Muslims to observe on the 1st of Muharram, Muslims may use it as a time to reflect on the journey and struggle of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the Muslims of his time.
The month of Muharram is steeped in both religious and historical significance for Muslims. Not only is it a month decreed by Allah (SWT) as sacred, it is the first month of the Islamic calendar, marking the hijrah (emigration) of the Muslims to Medina and the establishment of the first Islamic state in 622CE.
The Day of Ashura is observed on the 10th Muharram is one of the most virtuous days of the Islamic year.
The Day of Ashura is the day in which the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) in the Battle of Karbala took place. It also commemorates when the Prophet Musa (AS) and the Children of Israeel were freed by ALLAH from the Pharaoh and his army.
Importance Dates In Muharram – Muharram Observances
Muharram: Death anniversary of Umar Ibn Khattab (R.A)
Muharram: Hussain Ibn Ali R.A entered Karbala and established his camp. Yazid’s forces were present surrounding him.
Muharram: After Yazid’s order, access to water was banned for Hussain Ibn Ali (R.A).
Muharram: Martyrdom of Zain Ul Abideen (R.A), son of Hussain Ibn Ali (R.A) was the only survivor of the battle of Karbala.
Muharram: The evening of this date is considered important as the next day (10th Muharram ) is the day when Hussain Ibn Ali (R.A) and Abbas Ibn Ali R.S was martyred along with his household leaving only Zain Ul Abideen (RA) as the only male survivor of the Karbala.
It is the day of Ashura; it was when Hussain ibn Ali (R.A) was martyred after Abbas (R.A) was martyred at the Euphrates River in Karbala. It was the day when Musa A.S was recused from Pharoah.
Death of Bilal (R.A) first Muazzin of Islam.
Abu Hurairah narrated that:
Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said: “The most virtuous fasting after the month of Ramadan is that of ALLAH’s month of Al-Muharram. And the most virtuous Salat after the obligatory is the night prayer.” (Tirmidhi).
Although Muslims celebrate the coming of the new Islamic Year in Muharram seeing it as another opportunity for them to gain nearness to ALLAH, Muharram is also a time of remembrance for the Muslim Ummah.
On the 10th Muharram (Day of Ashura) in the 61st year of the Islamic Calendar, the Battle of Karbala took place. This was fought between a small army of the supporters and family of the Prophet (PBUH) and the army of Yazid, the Ummayad Caliph who had a significantly larger army.
Imam Hussain (AS), the beloved grandson of the Prophet (PBUH) was brutally martyred, alongside the majority of the male members of the Prophet (PBUH)’S family.
The Prophet (PBUH) said:
“The year is twelve months, of which four are sacred: three are in succession, namely, Dhul Qi’dah, DhulHijjah and Muharram. (the fourth one) Rajab (of the tribe of) Mudar, which is between jumada and Shabab ” (Bukhari)
Virtues of Muharram
There are many virtues of Muharram and simple things we can do to take advantage of the benefits of the sacred month. Here are some recommended actions or Sunnah during Muharram.
▪︎Fast: Keep a fast on the 9th and 10th Muharram (the day of Ashura or on the 10th and 11thMuharram. Fasting expiates sins.
▪︎Read the Qur’an: If you are unable to fast, reading the Qur’an or doing Dhikr can help you to feel the blessings of Muharram. Remember, any gathering for the sake of Allah SWT will also be filled with barakah and the Angels will join you.
▪︎Give regular Sadaqah: Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year, so it’s the perfect time to make resolutions and establish good habits like giving regular charity, so that you can gain blessings all-year round.