What is the meaning of Awal Muharram?
Awal Muharram is also known as Maal Hijrah, which marks the first day of the new year in the Islamic calendar, which is recognised as the Muslims New Year’s Day in the country and a national holiday in Malaysia.
Can we fast on Awal Muharram?
Unlike Ramadan, fasting on Ashura is not compulsory for any Muslim. “The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: ‘The best of fasting after Ramadan is fasting Allah’s month of Muharram. ‘” (Muslim) The Prophet (saw) encourages us to take up a fast during Muharram, on the 9th and 10th (or 10th and 11th) days of the month.
How do you read Dua Ashura?
On the Day of Ashura, before Zuhar Namaz, Muslims must read 4 Rakat Nafil Namaz, 6 Rakat namaz with 3 salams, and 4 Rakat Nafil Namaz.
What is Id Milad?
Id-e-Milad (Mawlid) 2022. Id-e-Milad is a precious festival for Muslims, who celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. It is also known as Muhammad’s Birthday, Nabi Day or Mawlid. In India, it is a gazetted holiday.
What is haram in Muharram?
The first month, Muharram, is one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Quran, along with the seventh month of Rajab, and the eleventh and twelfth months of Dhu al-Qi’dah and Dhu al-Hijjah, respectively, immediately preceding Muharram. During these sacred months, warfare is forbidden.
Do you have to fast 2 days for Ashura?
Fasting is not compulsory during Ashura, but some choose to. Sunni Muslims regard fasting on Ashura as recommended, but not obligatory. If you do choose to fast, it won’t be for two days as Ashura is only a 24-hour period, one day in the Islamic calendar.
What should I read on 9th Muharram?
During Ashura and the days leading up to it, Sunni Muslims should reflect on Allah’s benevolence to the Prophet Moses by reading scriptures related to:
- The Prophet Moses’ 40 day fast.
- Allah splitting the Red Sea.
- The Prophet Muhammad’s meeting with the Jews at Medina.