Muharram & Aashurah Mubarak

It’s the month Muharram 1441, Alhamdulillah.

The beginning of a New Islamic Year for us.

Happy New Hijri Year!

As I write this, it is the evening of the 6th of Muharram.

Just over halfway to the day of Aashurah.

What is the day of Aashurah, and why is it important?

Here are a few points on why Aashurah is important and significant to us, as Muslims;

• The day of Aashurah is the 10th of Muharram.

  • In the Holy Qur’aan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala mentions 4 sacred months (Surah At – Tawba, Verse 36) , and in the Hadeeth, Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has mentioned:

“The year is Twelve Months, of which four are Sacred. The three consecutive months of Dhul – Qa’dah, Dhul – Hijjah, and Muharram, and Rajab, which comes between Jamadil – Aakhir and Sha’baan.”

(Sahih Al Bukhari)

  • Hazrat Adam Alayhis Salaam’s repentance was accepted by Allah, on this day, after he had eaten from the forbidden tree and was expelled to earth.
  • Nooh Alayhis Salaam’s Arc came to rest on Mount Judi in Iraq, on this day.
  • Moosa Alayhis Salaam and his people were saved on this day, from Firown (Pharaoh), when Allah SWT granted him the miracle of parting the Red Sea, by striking his staff against the sea. Firown and his army were drowned in the sea when they followed Moosa (AS).
  • The Prophet SAW recommended to his followers to fast on this day, as Hazrat Ibn Abbas Radiyallahu Anhu ( May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said:

The Prophet Sallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam came to Madinah and saw the Jews fasting on the Day of Aashurah. He said, “What is this?’ They said, “This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Moosa (AS) fasted on this day.” He said, “We have more right to Moosa than you,” so he fasted on that day and commanded (the Muslims) to fast on that day.

Sahih Al Bukhari

  • Fasting on this day is also a means of having our minor sins forgiven. Tawbah (repentance) will be required major sins.
    • The Prophet SAW has said, “Fasting the day of Arafah, I hope Allah will expiate thereby for the year before it and the year after it, and fasting the day of Aashurah, I hope Allah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.” ( Sahih Muslim)
  • In order to differentiate ourselves (Muslims) from the Jews, the Prophet SAW said that we should also fast the day before Aashurah, the 9th of Muharram, or the day after Aashurah, the 11th of Muharram, as the Jews only fasted on the day of Aashurah.
  • The day of A’ashurah is also a day on which we should spend on our families. There are great blessings to be attained throughout the year for the one who spends generously on his family.

The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam is reported to have said that: “One who generously spends on his family on Aashurah, 10th of Muharram), Allah SWT will be generous on/to him for the entire year.”

(Al Bayhaqi).

To this end, for many women, the next few days will be days of deadlines, ordering or finalizing orders for the decor, theme, food, desserts, & gifts for the day of Aashurah.

I wish you and you family both Muharram and Aashurah Mubarak. May we all be blessed abundantly by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala, in the coming year, Aameen.

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The Secrets Behind Praying On Time

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

I recently came upon an article that I think is so informative about the Secrets Behind Praying On Time, and I wanted to share it with you.

It’s written by Islamic Pictures.

This is something I didn’t know previously, and I also had no idea about the different energies associated with our bodies, our rizq and our health.

*Rasulullah SAW said:*

The deeds that are most beloved by Allah SWT are offering prayer at its proper time, kindness to parents. and jihad in the way of Allah SWT.

[Kanzul Ummal, Volume 7, hadith 18897)

The transitions of prayer times actually coincide with the change in energy of the universe which may be measured and felt through changes in its colours. The following are several findings from academics in their respective fields (eg. health, psychology and others).

*The Secrets Behind Praying On Time*

*1.) FAJR*

*Those who are still deep asleep during Fajr will face issues in provision and communication* , for the thyroid is unable to absorb the blue energy of the universe.

The universe is in the blue spectrum which is compatible with the frequency of the thyroid gland. In Physiology, the thyroid has control over the body’s metabolic system. The color blue is also tied to provision (rizq) and communication methods. During the Fajr athan, the energy of the universe is at its optimum. This energy is then absorbed by our bodies especially when performing ruku’ and sujood.

*2.) DHUHR*

*Those who frequently miss Dhuhr prayer will face digestion and mood problems.*

The universe turns yellow, which influences the stomach and the entire digestive system. This colour also affects the liver and the cheerfulness of a person.

*3.) ASR*

*One who keeps missing Asr prayer will have lower levels of creativity.*

The universe changes colour again into orange. This is significant in the influence upon organs such as the prostate, ovary and testicle which are parts of the overall reproductive system. In fact, the reproductive organs lose positive energy. The orange in the universe also affects one’s creativity.

*4.) Maghrib*

At the time of Maghrib, the spectrum of the universe is at level with the frequency of the Jinns and Iblees.

The universe changes red. Often we hear the elders’ advice not to be outside of the house during this time. There is truth to the prohibition, for the jinns and iblees are energetic as they vibrate with the universe.

Those who are traveling are recommended to stop over to pray Maghrib first. This is safer for there are many disturbances occurring. There may be interference of two or more waves with similar frequencies, producing mirages that may disrupt our vision.

*5.) Isha*

*Those who often miss Isha prayers will tend to feel anxious.*

The universe becomes indigo and then transforms into darkness. The time of Isha has the secret of tranquility and contentment, and its frequency is harmonious with the brain and nervous system.

This is why when the skies become dark, we are recommended to rest. By sleeping during this time, the consciousness is at a delta wave with frequency under 4Hz and the whole body system is under rest.

*6.) Tahajjud*

*When performed routinely, there would be benefits psychologically and mentally.*

After midnight, the universe begins to brighten again with whites, pinks and purples. This colour change is in alignment with the pineal gland, pituitary gland, thalamus and hypothalamus (glands and organs that significantly affect the brain).

The factors of the energy of the universe are the basis of meditative activities such as taichi, qi-gon and others. These are done to take in the energies into the body. So when praying, we inadvertently absorb the energy from the universe.

*PRAYING ON TIME WILL MAKE THE BODY HEALTHIER!*

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Shukran