Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Muharram & Aashura

Bismihi Ta'ala


Every year, when the blessed month of Muharram enters, we are reminded of certain incidents: The Hijrah, The  Day of Aashura and The Martyrdom of Sayyidina Husain (RA). These are generally the topics of discussion in the month of Muharram and Insha-Allah, something will be said in respect to each one.

The Hijrah

During the Khilafat of Hazrat Umar (RA), Islam had spread far and wide and there was a need to have some kind of date for the correspondence that was being sent out. Hazrat Umar (RA) thus consulted with the Sahaaba-e-Kiraam (RA) as to when the calendar should begin. Different views were presented before Hazrat Umar (RA) wisely declared that the calendar begin with the Hijrah.

Many lessons are taken from this decision ....