The meaning of the word:- The word "Muharram" means "Forbidden." Even before Islam, this month was always known as a scared month in which all unlawful acts were forbidden, prominently the shedding of blood.
A blessing of Muharram:- There are many bounties of this month, especially the tenth of Muharram.
Two of the many virtues of the 10th of Muharram:- On this day he who spends more lavishly for the sake of his family members, Allah Ta'aalaa will bestow blessing upon the sustenance of the following year.
Abu Qataada (R.A.) has related that the Prophet has reported to have said, It is my thought that by fasting on the 10th of Muharram Allah Ta'aalaa will pardon the sins of the past year. (Tirmizi)
Events of Muharram:-
PRIOR TO ISLAM
Further Reading: The Month of Muharram
About the month of SAfAR:
This time of the year was considered to be
cursed as many catastrophes and calamities took place. However this belief
has been proven to be false and totally without foundation
Events Of SAfAR:-
1) The Battle of Abwaa took place on 12th Safar in
the year2 A.H.
Matrimonies in SAFAR:
Hadhrat Ali (R A ) married Hadhrat Fatima (R.A.),
(the daughter of the
Deaths in SAfAR:-
Zaid Ibn Dathina (RA) was martyred in this month in
Is the third month of the Islamic calendar
The Meaning of the Word "Rabi-ul-Awwal":- The first month of spring.
The Holy Prophet was born in this month as
mercy for all and departed from this world 63 years later
Events of Rabi-ul-Awwal
* The Holy Prophet migrated from Makkah to
Matrimonies within Rabi-Ul-Awwal:-
Hadhrat Umme Kuithum was married in this month to
the third Caliph; Uthinan (R.A.) in 3 A.H.
Deaths in Rabi-Ul-Awwal:-
Mother of the believers, wife of the Holy
Zainab (RA.) passed away in the year 4 A.H.
This is the fourth month of the Islamic Calendar.
The meaning of the word Rabi-Ul-Akhir:- The second month of spring.
Events of Rabi-Ul-Akhir:-
Battle of Furu' from Buhraan took place in 3 A.H Sariyyah-Battle in which the Holy Prophet did not take part in, instead he consigned one of his Companions as the colonel. The consigned: Sariyyah Ali Ibn Abi Talib in the 9th Hijri. Sariyyah-Ibn Alqamah Mujaazziz Mudlejee.
Deaths in Rabi-Ul-Akhir:-
Hadrat Khwaja Nizamuddin- 18th Rabi-ul-Akhir: 725 Hijri. Hadrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilanee- 11th Rabi-ul-akhir: 561 Hijri passed away at the age of 90.
Events of Jumaada-Al-Oola:-
1)The Battle "Moota" took place in 8 A.H.- A war against infidels in which th Holy Prophet did not participate. Th battle is named after a famous city in Syria (Moota). Hadrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (R.A) was the first appointed General by the Holy Prophet
2)In the same Battle Hadrat Khalid ibn Walid (fourth general of the Battle of Moota) was proclaimed by the Holy Prophet as being "one of the swords of Allah".
Matrimonies in Jumaada-al-Oola:-
The Holy Prophet married his first beloved wife; Hadrat Khadijah (R.A) 15 years prior to Prophency.
Deaths in Jumaada-al-Oola:-
1)Hadrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (R.A) met martyrdom in 8
Events of Jumaada-Ath-Thani:- Battle of
Salaasil took place in 8 A.H.
Sariyyah : Zaid ibn HAritha (R.A) 6th
Deaths of Jumaada-Ath-Thani:- Abu Salama (R.A) 4th Jumaada-Ath-Thani
The meaning of Rajab:- The lexical definition of Rajaba is "to respect", which is where the word Rajab has been deprived from.
Events of Rajab:- The Holy
ascended to Heaven on the 27th of Rajab on either Sunday or Monday
Deaths in Rajab:-
Meaning of the word Sha'baan:- Consecutively escalating. (Undisturbed increase)
Upon the Arrival of the Sha'baan moon:- Beginning of innumerous blessings are showered upon us. Just as the initiation of rainfall begins with "pitter patter" such blessings reach us in the same accord and fashion.
Beginning of Sha'baan:- Blessings are intiated which progressively escalate so that by mid-Sha'baan the blessings have reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reached a cosiderable amount and finally such blessings reach their peak by the end of Ramadaan.
Example supporting the above
stated:- Just as a farmer prepares for a fruitful
harvest by harrowing his screage so that the soil may readily retain
water, in contrast our souls are geared by the presence of such blessings
in Sha'baan effectively preparing us for a fruitful and completely
Events of Sha'baan:-
Meaning of Ramadaan:- Ramadaan is deprived from the
Arabic word "RAMADHA", literally this means: "Intense Heat". The
possible number of reasons defining the acquisitionof the name "RAMADAAN"
are as established below:
A hadeeth regarding Ramadhaan:- Hadhrat Salmaan (R.A) reports that on the last day of Sha'baan the Messenger of Allah Ta'aalaa addressed then and said, "Oh people, there comes before you now a great month, a most blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue than 1,000 months; (LAYLATUL-QADR). It is a month in which each day should be observed by fasting, this has been made obligatory by the Almighty Allah."
Great events that took place in Ramadaan:-
Matrimonies within Ramadhaan:-
Deaths in Ramadhaan:-
Meaning of the word Shawwaal:- Uplift/breakage. Before Islam, Arabs believed that any marriage held in Shawwaal would always turn out to be unsuccessful. Hence, the month deprived the above metioned meanings, however the superstitious belief was later abolished.
The month Shawwaal:- From the months of Hajj, Shawwaal is the first of them. The first day of Shawwaal is Eid-Ul-Fitr and also the day when sins are forgiven.
Six fasts of Shawwaal:- In the month of Shawwaal it is Sunnah to keep six fasts, as narrated in the following Hadeeth by Abu Ayyub Ansaru (R.A) that the Holy Prophet has said, "If one throughout his life keeps the fasts of Ramadhaan and keeps six consecutive fasts in Shawwaal it will be as though he has kept a whole life time of fasts, and if one keeps the six consecutive fasts for one Shawwaal month it will be as though he has observed fast all year round."
(Muslim)Events which took place in Shawwaal:-
1)Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah (R.A) was born in Shawwaal four years after Prophethood which is nine years before Hijrah.
2)Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah (R.A.) was married in this month ten years after Prophethood which is three years before Hijrah.
3)The fight between Banu Qaynaqaa took place between the battle of Badr and Uhud (Shawwaal 2 A.H. after Hijrah)
4)The battle of Uhud also took place in Shawwaal, three years after Hijrah.
5)Hadhrat Hussain (R.A) th e Holy Prophet's grandson (son of Hadhrat Fatima R.A.) was born in the month of Shawwaal four years after Hijrah.
6)The Holy Prophet married Hadhrat Umme Salamah (R.A.) in Shawwaal in the fourth year after Hijrah.
7)Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah's (R.A) mother passed away in 5 A.H.
8)The Holy Prophet's uncle Abu Talib departed from this world during the middle of Shawwaal in the year 5 A.H.
9)Imam Bukhari (R.A.) was born on a Friday of Shawwaal in the year 194 A.H.
Zul-Qa'dah:- Is a month amongst the months of Hajj.
Events taken place during the month of
Meaning of the word Zul-Hijjah:- The month of "Hajj" (Pilgrimage)
About the month of Zul-Kijjah:- The fifth pillar of Islam "Hajj" is performed in this sacred month. The first ten days of Zul-Hijjah are the most virtuous days in this whole month, Hajj is performed amongst these ten days.
Ahadeeth related to Zul-Hijjah:- Hadhrat Abu Haraira (R.A) reports from the Holy Prophet : "Amongst all days there are none better to engage in sole worship of Allah than in the tendays of Zul-Hijjah, To observe a fast on any of these days is equivalent to fasting throughout the year, to actively engage in prayer and worship throughout any of these nights holds such rewarding values levelling with "night of power" (Laylatul-Qadr) "Tirmizi"
It has been stated in the Holy Qur'an, "By the
dawn; By the ten nights (ie. the first ten days of the month of
Zul-Hijjah), and by the even and the odd (of all the creations of Allah)
and by night when it departs. There is indeed in them (the above
oaths) suffcient proofs for men of understanding. (and that they
should avoid all kinds of sins and disbelief)"
(Muslim)Events of Zul-Hijjah:-
1)The Prophet performed the farewell Hajj and gave the historic sermon known as the "Farewell Sermon"
2)Egypt was conquered by the army sent by Hadhart Umar (R.A.)
3)Uthmaan (R.A.) was appointed the third Caliph
4)Also "Bay'ate-Aqabah" took place
Matrimonies within Zul-Hijjah:- Hadhrat Fatimah (R.A.) was married in this holy month to the fourth Caliph Hadhrat Ali (R.A.)
Deaths in Zul-Hijjah:- Two famous deaths took place
in this month: