Importance of Muharram in Islam

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Importance of Muharram in Islam

Importance of Muharram in Islam


The first month of Islamic Calendar is Muharram and it is considered the second holiest month after Ramadan. Muharram is the month of remembrance and Shia meditation that is often considered synonymous with Ashura. Ashura, which literally means "Tenth" in Arabic, refers to the tenth day of Muharram. It is well-known because of historical significance and mourning for the murder of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad(SAW). The mourning of Shiite begin from the first night of Muharram and continues till the ten nights, Climaxing on the 10th Muharram which is known as the day of Ashura. The last few days till 10th of Muharram are the most important because these were the days when Imam Hussain and his family and followers(including kids, women and older) were banned access to the water by Yazid's army from 7th onwards till 10th, Imam Hussain and his 72 followers were martyred by the army of Yazid on Yazid's order at the battle of Karbala. The surviving members of the family of Imam Hussain and his followers were taken captive.


Importance of Muharram in Islam


Some Important incident occurred during Muharram

  • The 2nd Caliphate Hazrat Umar(RA) was martyred on 1st of Muharram 
  • Imam Hussain established Camp in Karbala on 2nd Muharram
  • Access to water was banned by Yazid's army on 7th Muharram
  • Imam Hussain (RA) was martyred by Yazid's army on 10th Muharram known as the day of Ashura

Some other events that also happened during Muharram

  • ALLAH saved Moosa(AS) and his followers from the Pharaoh.
  • The detachment of Abu Salamah ibn Abdul Asad to Tulayhah Al-Asdi on 4 A.H
  • The detachment of Muhammad ibn Maslamah toward nejd  on 6 A.H
  • Prophet Muhammad(SAW) married to Safiyyah bint Huyayy ibn Akhtab on 6 A.H
  • Prophet Muhammad(SAW) marched to khyber on 7 A.H
  • Father of Abu Bakr(RA) died on 14 A.H
  • Prophet Muhammad's(SAW) wife Maariyah(RA) died on 16 A.H 

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