Hijri New Year 1439 & The Fast of Ashura
As we enter the new hijri year,Let us reflect on the good we have done and seek Forgiveness for the bad we may have done. What is gone, is gone, it is no use crying but let us look at the future with hope in Allah the Merciful.
Ibn al-Qayyim says:
Therefore, if one's breaths are in obedience [to Allah and His Messenger], the fruits of his tree are good. If they are in disobedience, his fruits are bitter. The harvest is on the Appointed Day, when one's fruits are found out to be either good or bitter..
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) said:
Make the most of five things before five others:
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) also said:
"Lose no time to do good deeds before you are caught up by one of seven calamities awaiting you:
The Fast of Muharram
The first month Muharram is one of the four sacred months that Allah has mentioned in the Holy Qur'an:
'Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so it was ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are sacred. That is the right religion,so wrong not yourselves therein.' [TM Qur'an al-Tawbah 9:36]
Abu Bakrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
"The year is twelve months of which four are sacred, the three consecutive months of Dhu'l-Qa'dah,Dhu'l-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab Mudar which comes between Jumaada and Sha'baan." - (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 2958).
Muharram is so called because it is a sacred (muharram) month and to confirm its sanctity.
According to the Holy Companion Ibn 'Abbas, Radi-Allahu anhu. The Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam,
We are more closely rotated to Musa, alayhi salam, than you,' and directed the Muslims to fast on the day of 'Ashura'. (Abu Dawood). Ref: The Month of Muharram By Mufti Taqi Usmani
Narrated Anas (R.A) : Allah's Apostle (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) said
"From among the portents of the hour are (the following):
Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A) : Allah's Apostle (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) said
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