One of the most important months for every Muslim is the month of Muharram, the month in which Imam Hussain (AS) and his faithful companions sacrificed their lives to keep the flag of Islam alive. Due to the importance of this month, we decided to talk to you about the month of Muharram and the philosophy of Muharram in this article. To learn more about this dear month, stay with us until the end of this article.
what is Muharram
Like the solar year, the lunar year has 12 months and each month has a name. The first month of the lunar year is the month of Muharram, the month in which war and bloodshed were prohibited during the Jahiliyyah period, but according to Imam Reza (a.s.) in this month, the blood of the Imams (a.s.) was considered halal and they started killing, and the third imam of our Shiites Hussain (a.s.) and his faithful people were martyred.
In 61 AH, Imam Hussain, peace be upon him, entered Kufa due to the invitation of the Kufas, and the people of Kufa disloyed him and martyred him and his companions in the plains of Karbala on the 9th and 10th days of Muharram.
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The reason for naming the month of Muharram
In this article, we discussed the philosophy of Muharram. Now we want to see why this month is called Muharram?
The names Muharram and Safar have entered the Islamic era from the Jahili period. These months date back to the era of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). The word Muharram is derived from the root Haram meaning forbidden.
In the 16th year of Hijri during the caliphate of the second Caliph of the Muslims, the establishment of Muslim history was formed with the consultation of Hazrat Ali (AS) and the origin of history is the migration of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the first month of it is the month of Muharram, the year in which the Prophet (PBUH) migrated. They considered what had happened that year. Of course, the reason for naming this month as the name of Muharram is that during the Jahili period, war, killing and bloodshed were forbidden in this month.
Naming the nights of Muharram
The love and affection of Muslims for Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) has caused each of the nights of the first decade of Muharram to be named after one of the martyrs of the Jangdaaz incident in Karbala. These ten nights are very important for Hussein’s Shiites and have a special place and are known as the first decade of Muharram.
Mourning for Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) and his faithful companions began on the first day of the month of Muharram and this mourning reaches its peak at noon of Ashura.
All about Muharram and Ashura
In this article, we discussed the reason for naming the month of Muharram and what is the philosophy of Muharram. This month has a very special place for Muslims due to the unfortunate events that happened in it. In this month, Shiites mourn Imam Hussain (a.s.) and his companions. Hussain’s lovers mourn him in this month, they wear black clothes and give food to the needy people for the love of their master.
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