• Muharram Festival : Islamic New Year

September 29, 2016 1 Comment

Muharram Festival
  • Muharram is the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

  • The word Muharram means ‘Forbidden’ is derived from word ‘Haram’ which means ‘Sinful’

  • It is one among the 4 sacred months of Islam.

  • It is also referred as Al-Hijra.

  • The whole month is considered sacred. The 10th day is considered most significant because of the Battle of Karbala which happened on 622 A.D.

  • After the death of Muhammed , corruption has crept into the administration and society , which resulted in the battle of Karbala, which was fought between a group of Muhammad’s grandson Al-Husayn-ibn-Ali and the forces of Yazid Caliph. The forces of Husayn was completely defeated by the forces of Caliph. On the 10th of Muḥarram, Husayn was killed in Karbalā. (present-day Iraq). and that day is known as the day of ʿĀshūrāʾ commemorating his death. 

  • Shia Muslims observe this day as a day of sorrow , at the same time Sunnis observe this as a day of the festival.

  • Many pray on this day charged with passion commemorating the martyrdom and sufferings underwent by Husayn and his family . Muslims are encouraged to fast on the 10th day Ashura and also on the 9th day of Muharram (Tasu'a) .

Recommended activities on Muharram. 

  • Not indulging in sinful activities

  • Doing charity and good work for the needy.

  • Fasting on the day of Ashura and also a day before. 

  • May Allah give peace to our minds.

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1 Response

faisal
faisal

October 01, 2017

Sunni does not observe it as a festival ….the thing is that they do not believe in inflicting pain to body and do mourning…. They fast 9 &10 th mohurrum just as the prophet mohammad did..and as moses did when allah saved israelis from enemies….. The sect is not due to islam….its is due to the misunderstanding…and its been their since a very long tym…

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