Mark the Sacred month of Allah to build a well in the name of your loved one and receive the never-ending rewards of Sadaqah Jariyah. Allah’s Sacred Month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is the first month of the Hijri Calendar and is one of four sacred months where good deeds carry a special weight.
Muharram is not only a sacred & blessed month, but it is also a month of hardship for the whole Muslim Ummah. It was in the month of Muharram this month the family members of our beloved Prophet (SAW) and their companions went through unthinkable trials on the land of Karbala 1400 years ago: Imam Hussain (RA) witnessed the loss of his young child Imam Asghar (RA) during the month of Muharram who died in his arm as he was denied access to water.
Let’s reflect & recognize the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) by giving a gift of water to one of the 1000 children that are still dying today due to the consumption of dirty water. Even though water is a necessity of life, to this day there are still 700 million people who don’t have access to clean water. Let’s start the month of ALLAH by giving Sadaqah Jariyah and donating a water well on the name of your loved one!
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Muharram marks the beginning of the New Islamic Year 1444. Being the first of the four sacred months, Muharram holds extraordinary significance in Islam. Muharram in its literal sense means “forbidden” and is often referred to as “the Month of ALLAH”. Waging war or indulging in any kind of violence during this month is strictly forbidden.
During these sacred months, both sins and good deeds carry a heavier weight than in other periods of the year. The increased reward from ALLAH (SBT) is one reason why numerous Muslims around the globe choose to give their Zakat in al-Muharram, which is also the perfect time to give Sadaqah!
Prophet (SAW) said:
“I am closer to Moses than they." (Bukhari 3397)
Initially it was made obligatory to fast on the 10th of Muharram but later fasting become obligatory in Ramadan only. The Companions observed that Jews also considered the 10th as special day and also fasted on that day. So Prophet (SAW) announced that from next year the Muslims would also fast on the 9th of Muharram to distinguish themselves from the Jews. Unfortunately, Prophet (SAW) did not live to see the next year but Muslims around the world consider the Days of Ashura – which are the 9th and 10th of Muharram - as blessed days and observe fast on these days as per the Sunnah of our Prophet (SAW).
It was also the month of Muharram when sacrifices were made by Hazrat Imam Hussain(R.A) the blessed grandson of Prophet Muhammad and the master of the youth of heaven, his family and his companions on the land of Karbala 1400 years ago.
The Day of Ashura - the 10th Muharram - is a day of significant importance as Allah (SBT) bestowed salvation on ten of his prophets on that day. Here are these blessed events:
Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) stated: “On the Day of Ashura Allah (SWT) created the seven heavens, seas, mountains, the Pen, Lawh-e-Mahfuz (the preserved tablet), the stars, the Throne of Allah (SBT), Angel Gibreel and all other angels. The first rain fell from the sky on the Day of Ashura.
Also, Ashura is the day in the time of our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Kaaba's covering used to be renewed on the Ashura day of every year. It was narrated from Hazrat Aisha(R.A): "Ashura is the day which Kaaba is covered." (Muslim, Abu Dawud)