This month is sacred, “so do not wrong yourself in it”
Why is Muharram singled out as the “month of Allah” from the rest of the months?
Is this magnificent legacy that we have inherited limited to following a single tradition of his in fasting the day of `Āshūra? Or does our right to Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) extend beyond such a limited understanding?
Much confusion surrounds this day. Some Muslims treat this occasion as a day of celebration and joy, and a time where special dishes are prepared. Conversely, some spend the very same day, beating and injuring themselves, and marking it as a day of sadness and mourning.
Click to read Sh Haitham’s advice to *make sure* you catch the day of ʿĀshūra… #Forgiveness
https://youtu.be/9C-2M0PlmTM Click in the player above to watch Sh Dr Haitham al-Haddad’s thought-provoking question
The fast of ʿĀshūra is in the month of Muharram, and it is sufficient virtue for this month to know that Allāh aligned the month of Muharram with His own name.
Sh Haitham al-Haddad gives a brief summary of the ʿĀshūra story and its role in defining the relationship between Islām and other innovated and/or distorted religions.