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The Sacred Month of Muharram
The Sacred Month of Muharram

By Mufti Taqi Uthmaani

Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says,

The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day in which He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there are four sanctified”.

A Historical Analysis of ‘Āshūra and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar
A Historical Analysis of ‘Āshūra and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar

By Mawlana Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi

The fast of ‘Ashura [on the 10th of Muharram] was prescribed before the fasts of Ramadan. The Jews observed it and so did the people of Arabia before the dawn of Islam.

It is related by Imam Bukhari (may Allah have mercy on him) on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that when the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) came to Madinah he found that the Jews observed the fast of ‘Ashura. He enquired about it from them and was told that it was the da