When Is Muharam?
Muharram 2021 starts on the night of Monday, August 9th and ends at sundown on Tuesday, September 7th.
What Is Muharam?
Muharram is the start of a brand-new Islamic year! It is among the most spiritual months of Islam, a day where your true blessings are increased and significantly rewarded. Muharram likewise marks the anniversary of the fight of Karbala, where prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain was eliminated. It’s a day of grief however also a tip of remembrance, sacrifice and faith.
The word Muharram literally means forbidden. Thus, During the month of Muharram, certain acts become forbidden as they would violate the sacredness of the occasion. During this month, warfare is prohibited.
What Happened In Muharram?
On the 10th day of Muharram, Imam Hussain Ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), was killed at the Karbala battle. The soldiers of Yazid killed him in 680 A.D., during the battle of Karbala (present-day Iraq). Muslims mourn Imam Hussein’s death and those of his relatives since then. Ashura marks the anniversary of the massacre, and some people fast on this day. Prophet Muhammad said that fasting on Ashura will wipe away all sins committed during the previous year. Therefore, many Muslims fast on the ninth and tenth days of this month.
Numerous Muslims still think Muharram is a unfortunate month due to the occurrence of Karbala. We know that it was an unfortunate occasion but remember one thing that according to Sahih Muslim: 1163 (a) and Tirmidhi: 438, this is Allah’s month. How can Allah’s month be unfortunate for His servants? On the contrary, it is one of the accomplishments of Husain (R.A.) that his martyrdom occurred on the day of Ahsura.
“Allah’s messenger ordered (the Muslims) to fast on the day of ‘Ashura, and when fasting in the month of Ramadan was prescribed, it became optional for one to fast on that day (Ashura) or not.” (Sahih Al Bukhari)
Things To Do In Muharram
Muharram is the month when fasting is strongly recommended (though fasting the entire month is only recommended in Ramadan).
Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram and is the most spiritual day amongst all its days. When the Prophet (S.A.W.) came to Madinah, he fasted on the day of Ashura and directed the Muslims to keep fast on this day. When the fasts of Ramadan were made obligatory, the fasting on this day was made optional. However, according to lots of genuine Hadiths, fasting on the day of Ashura is a verified Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.).
Muslims consider the 9th and 10th of Muharram as significant days in the Islamic calendar and observe fast on these days.
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ‘The best fasting after Ramadan is the Sacred Month of Allah (Muharram)…’ (Muslim)
Muharram and the Day of Ashura especially is an excellent time to provide charity. Not just will your benefit be increased, however giving Sadaqah removes your sins and stands in the way of calamity.
If you’re looking for Allah’s (swt) grace this month, among the best methods to attain it is by being merciful to others.
At KORT, we make this simple we have many large and small projects always accessible.
Give the gift of a sewing machine to a vulnerable poor lady in Pakistan for £35.
Simply contributing ₤65 towards a wheelchair, you can give a disabled person the power to be mobile.
Donate towards our Urgent Housing Appeal. Help us put a roof over the heads of our brothers and sisters in Azad Kashmir.
During Muharram, you can provide someone with the gift of water. This gift will save many lives and provide water to entire villages.
The Prophet SAW said: “The best charity is giving water to drink” [Ahmad], so honor this special time by giving the precious gift of water to those in need.”
Through KORT Islamic Charity, you can help people stay healthy, grow their own food, and be able to spend valuable time with their children or starting their own businesses. Keep the spirit of Muharram 2021 alive by providing charity in the name of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Imam Hussain (RA), and his companions. This month counts for blessings and remembrance.
Muharram is an important month in Islam. During this sacred month, all bad things are forbidden. If you fast during this month, you will receive huge rewards. During this month, remember Allah, fast as much as you can and Give Charity.