The virtue of the month of Allah "Al-Muharram".

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The virtue of the month of Allah "Al-Muharram".

The month of Allah "Al-Muharram" is a great and blessed month, and it is the first month of the Hijri year, and one of the sacred months that Allah said about: { Indeed the number of months for Allah is twelve months in Allah's Book, the day when He created the heavens and the earth. Four of them are sacred. That is the upright religion. So, do not wrong yourselves during them}, (Al-Tawbah, 36).

On the authority of Abu-Bakr –may God be pleased with him- that the Prophet –peace and blessings be upon him- said:

 ( The year is of twelve months, out of which four months are sacred; three are in succession, Dhul-Qa'ada, Dhul-Hijjah, and Muharram. And Rajab "the fourth one"  of Madar       " name of a tribe that was highly magnifying this month", which comes between Jumadai-alth-Thaniyah and Sha'ban), Narrated by Al-Bukhari.

Al-Muharram was named so as it is a sacred month, and as a confirmation of its sacredness.

Allah Almighty said: {So, do not wrong yourselves during them}, means "in these sacred months" during which sins are harder and are more sinned than other months.

And Ibn Abbas said about Allah Almighty's words {So, do not wrong yourselves during them}: ( It means " in all months" and then Allah dedicated those four months and made them sacred and magnified their sanctities, and made sinning during them more greater, and made good deeds more rewarded too).

And Qatada said about Allah's saying {So, do not wrong yourselves during them}: (Wrongful act in these months is a greater sin  than in other months, although wrongful act is great in any case, but Allah magnifies whatever He wants). And he said: (Allah had selected some chosen ones of His creations; He selected messengers from angels, and  messengers from people, and selected His mentioning from all words, and selected Masjids from the land, and selected Ramadan and the sacred months from months, and  He selected Friday from days, and selected Al-Qadr Night from nights. So, magnify what Allah had magnified. As things being magnified as  Allah magnifies them for people of  understanding and people of sound mind.             


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