Muharram is the first Islamic month which means Forbidden. There are four sacred months in Islamic calendar and Muharram is one of them. Excluding Ramadan month, Muharram is considered as the most blessed month of Islam. 10 Muharram is the most important day of this month widely known as Ashura.
When is the Muharram in 2014?
Why Muharram is Important?
Muharram is important for some important Islamic events that occurred on this month. But Muharram month is mostly important for the event Ashura which is on 10th day of this month.
Ashura is important especially for the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain and his family members at Karbala located in Iraq. This day is considered as one of the most woeful days of Islamic history.
How Muharram is observed?
Muharram month is observed from the 1st day of this month by Muslim community. It is recommended to the Muslims to observe fasting on this month. Muslims observe fasting for whole month especially on Ashura every Muslim observe fasting. 10 Muharram is observed as a public holiday by most of the Muslim countries. Some Muslims also arranges procession on Muharram month.
Special Dates on Muharram
On 1 Muharram Hazrat Ammasaheb Bibi Habiba Qadri was died.
On 2 Muharram Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) entered into Karbala and established camp.
On 7 Muharram by Yazid’s order access to water was banned to Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W).
On 10 Muharram grandson of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) Hussein ibn Ali received martyrdom in Battle of Karbala. This day is called Ashura.
15 Muharram is the birth anniversary of Islamic scholar Mohammad Sirajuddin Naqshbandi.
On 25 Muharram 4th Shia Imam Zayn al-Abidin received martyrdom.
Mesum village was killed on the day of 27 Muharram.
28 Muharram is the death anniversary of great sufi saint Urs of Ashraf Jahangir Shemnani.
Muharram is the first of twelve important months of Islamic calendar. This month is regarded as one of the forth most sacred and auspicious months of Islam. Ashura is the most important day of Muharram month and Muslim community observes this month with religious favor.