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Islamic Months

Thursday, 31 July 2008 10:47


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On the twenty seventh of Rajab the Masjids will be full. People will gather to listen to talks being delivered regarding the great incident of Me'raj. After the talks are over, by and large we return home with the miracle of Me'raj and its message forgotten until the following year. Unlike us, the Sahabah (RA) and Tabi'een (those who came after the Sahaaba) never set aside any particular day for the discussion of the incident of Me'raj. Hence even the Fuqaha (jurists) of the first century differed with regard to the actual date when Me'raj occurred (see Fathul Bari-vol.7, pg.203 and Ruhul Ma'ani-vol.15, pg.6). The Sahabah (RA) and the Tabi'een (RA) had no need to set aside any particular day for this discussion. They regularly and frequently discussed the Ahadith with regard to all aspects of the life of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). They lived the message of Me'raj every day of their lives.

Beginning of the Ashur-ul-Hajj
Shawwal is the first of the three months named as "Ashhur al-Hajj" (i.e. the months of Hajj). Although the major acts of Hajj are normally performed in the first ten days of Zulhijjah,

Monday, 18 January 2010 12:34

The Month of Safar

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Month of the year: Safar is the second month of the Islamic calendar.

Monday, 14 June 2010 09:52

The Month of Rajab

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rajabRajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

Monday, 28 June 2010 10:21

Me'raj - What does it all mean ?

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Me'raj - What does it all mean ? ISRAA (NIGHT JOURNEY)

Means betaking the Prophet from Makkah to al-Quds during the night by Buraq and then returning him back in the same night.

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