Muharram is the first month of Muslims’ lunar Hijri Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah. The blessings of this month are verified through the authentic Ahadith. However, some misconceptions and legends have managed to find their way in our society regarding Muharram and the blessed day of Ashura.
It is very important for us to clarify the misconceptions and impart the authentic knowledge to our families. You are encouraged to practice some of the following at home with your children.
Share the virtues and practices of month of Muharram 5 minutes daily. [httpss://www.albalagh.net/general/muharram.shtml]
Story time: Recall the event of Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم Hijri (Migration to Madinah) [httpss://baitussalam.org/bs/bs_bayanat/sunday-islahi-bayan-16-09-2018/]
Fast on the day of Ashura: Each fast during this month has merit, yet the 10th day of Muharram is the most sacred among all its days. The day is named ‘Ashura’. It is Sunnah to fast on this day.
Learn the truth about the misconceptions and baseless traditions and share with your children [httpss://www.albalagh.net/general/muharram.shtml]
Reflect on the past life, be thankful for all the blessings and taufeeq of good deeds, repent for the misdeeds and plan to overcome one bad habit at least
May Allah accept the intentions and efforts from all of us, may He enable us to fulfill the responsibilities of Tarbiyah of our children and our own spiritual development. May He protect and bless our country and unite the Muslim Ummah holding tight to His rope. Ameen.
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