Muharram - One of the significant months mentioned in Quran E Hakeem
Muharram is first Islamic month and the Islamic calendar starts with this month. It is one of the significant months mentioned in Quran E Hakeem. The meaning of Muharram is “Sacred”. In Quran it is mentioned that:-
“Surely, the number of months with Allah is twelve months in the Book of Allah from the day He created the heavens and the earth, of which four are consecrated. This is the right religion, therefore, wrong not yourselves concerning them. And fight the pagans together, as they fight you together, and know that Allah is with the pious.”
It is narrated by Hazrat Abu Bakar that Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) said that:-
"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."
We should be careful in this month and should not do anything wrong because the sins in this month sins are worst. It is said in Quran E Hakeem by Allah Almighty that:-
"So wrong not yourselves therein..."
Virtues which we should do during Muharram
It is said by Holy prophet (PBUH) that:-
"The best of fasting after Ramadan is fasting Allaah's month of Muharram." [Muslim]
Fast is not obligatory in this month but to have fast has a lot of rewards. There is no need of introduction of rewards from Allah Almighty.
Importance of 1st Muharram
The first Muharram has importance in history because its Yaom e Shahadat E Hazrat Umer (RA). About Him Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) said: “If someone could be a prophet after me, he would be Umer bin Khitab.”
Yaom E Ashoora
The day of Ashoora has also significant importance in history which is the 10th day of Muharram Ul Haram. Before the incident of Karbla it was important too. One incident from history gives the prove of it.
It is narrated by Hazrat Abbass (RA) that:-
“The Prophet (PBUH) came to Madina and saw the Jews fasting on the day of Ashoora. He said, ‘What is this?’ They said, ‘This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Moosa fasted on this day.’ He said, ‘We have more right to Moosa than you,’ so He fasted ont hat day and commanded (the Muslims) to fast on that day.”
At another place it is narrate by Hazrat Abbas (RA) that:-
“I never saw the Messenger of Allah so keen to fast any day and give it priority over any other time than the day of Ashoora and the month of Ramadan.”
So try to have fast on the day of Ashurah and try to give respect to this sacred month. May Allah help us in all the matters (Amen).