Muharram 1433 AH

Oh how the year has passed yet again. The question to ask is “Have we improved spiritually in the past year?” Have we come closer to Allah? Have we become better to our fellow man or are we still chasing after the deceptive dunya with her poisonous alluring charms? It is the eve of Muharram here and I have made my resolution to be a Mu’minah, to reach greater communion with my Rabb, to touch more hearts and lives, to not ever miss tahajjud, to increase in Qur’aan… My list is loooong!

Let us start the new year with prayer and fasting and being good to each other.
We urge you to not make bid’ah (innovations) such as “Read this special salaah for the beginning of the month, like 2 Raka’ats salaah, recite Surah Fatihah & 30 times Sura Ikhlas…” PLEASE THIS IS NOT SANCTIONED BY THE AHLUS SUNNAH WAL JAMAA’AH.

Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said “The best fasting after Ramadhaan is fasting Allah’s month of Muharram.” [Muslim] The phrase “Allah’s month”, connecting the name of the month to the name of Allah signifies the importance of the month.
It was proven that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) never fasted any whole month apart from Ramadhaan, in fact he used to fast more in Sha’baan so this hadith is probably meant to encourage increasing one’s fasting during Muharram, without meaning that one should fast for the entire month. (It is likely that the virtue of Muharram was not revealed to him until the end of his life, before he was able to fast during this month as explained in Sharh an-Nawawi ‘ala Sahih Muslim).

We ask Allah ‘Azza wa Jall to bless us in this sacred month and to increase us in a’maalus-saalihaat (good deeds) and to grant us istiqaamah (steadfastness), to ease our difficulties, to protect our children from every type of evil and harm, to remove the love of fame and money from our hearts, to purify and unite the hearts of the Ummah, forgive us our wrongs and accept our good works for HIS pleasure!

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Muallim Rashaad Sallie
Muallim Rashaad Sallie

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Ziaul Haque
Ziaul Haque

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