Islamic Months · Ramadan

Preparing for the Arrival of Ramadan

Praise be to Allah Many people misunderstand the true nature of fasting, and they make it an occasion for eating and drinking, making special sweets and staying up late at night and watching shows on satellite TV. They make preparations for that long before Ramadan, lest they miss out on some food or prices go… Continue reading Preparing for the Arrival of Ramadan

Dhul Hijjah · Dhul Qi'dah · Islamic Months · Muharram · Rajab

The Sacred Months

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says in Surah at-Tawbah Ayah 36, إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِندَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْراً فِي كِتَـبِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَوَت وَالاٌّرْضَ مِنْهَآ أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ذلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ فَلاَ تَظْلِمُواْ فِيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَقَاتِلُواْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَآفَّةً كَمَا يُقَـتِلُونَكُمْ كَآفَّةً وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve… Continue reading The Sacred Months

Islamic Months · Muharram

Muharram – The First Month of the Islamic Calendar

The literal meaning of Muharram is “forbidden, sacred and worthy of reverence”. It is one of the four months about which Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala  states: “Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred… Continue reading Muharram – The First Month of the Islamic Calendar