Muharram ul Haram (مُحَرَّم الحرام) is the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is considered one of the four sacred months in Islam. The word “haram” in its name means “forbidden” or “sacred,” signifying its sanctity.
Muharram holds special significance for Muslims, and it is observed for various reasons:
- Observance of Ashura: The 10th day of Muharram, known as “Ashura,” is a significant day for Muslims. It marks several historical events, including the day when Allah saved the Prophet Musa (Moses). It’s also the day when the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him), and his companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE.
- Fasting on Ashura: Many Muslims fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharram (known as the Day of Ashura) as a way to seek Allah’s forgiveness and to commemorate the fast observed by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Fasting on Ashura is not obligatory, but it is recommended.
- Reflection and Repentance: Muharram is a time for Muslims to reflect on their lives, seek forgiveness for their sins, and renew their commitment to living in accordance with Islamic principles.
- Spiritual Importance: Muharram serves as a reminder of the importance of justice, standing up against oppression, and being willing to make sacrifices for one’s principles, as exemplified by the actions of Imam Hussain and his companions.
- Refraining from Warfare: The sacredness of Muharram means that acts of aggression and warfare are prohibited during this month.
Hazrat Hussain (RA) Aur Hazrat Hassan (RA) – Maulana Tariq Jameel
Ashura Kay Waqiat by Mufti Taqi Usmani Sahab
Importance of Muharram Ul Haram
A lectures by Maulana Tariq Jameel sahab About Month of Muharram and also briefly describe how its important for Muslims. He also describe how many important things happened on this month like Hazrat Adam A.s Tauba accepted by ALLAH SWT, Hazrat Ibrahim A.S escaped from fire. Hazrat Musa A.S cross safely the sea with his nation, Qayamat will establish on 10th of Muharram and many others. Maulana sahab also describe why moon calender selected for us by ALLAH swt.