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MUHARRAM & ASHURA

Saman Khan at 03:39 PM - Nov 27, 2011 ( ) Views: 1,304

Imam Hussein

Muharram (Arabic: محرم) It is the first month of the Islamic calendar. Instead of joyous celebration, Muslims mark the beginning of the New Year by taking up the black attire of sorrow and participate in mourning gatherings in which the sacrifices of Husayn and his companions are commemorated.It is one of the four months of the year in which fighting is prohibited. Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.
Muharram is so called because it was unlawful to fight during this month; the word is derived from the word ‘haram’ meaning forbidden. It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan.It is the same month when Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was brutally massacred in Karbala alongside his family and friends in the year 680 CE/61 AH.
Their martyrdom is a sad day for all Muslims,All Muslims who hold mourning ceremonies to recall the righteous virtues for which the valiant martyrs stood and the grave calamities that they thus had to bear. The commemoration of this brutal massacre (Battle of Karbala) begins on the first day of Muharram and reaches its climax on the 10th ofMuharram, the day of the battle, known as Ashurah and continues for 40 days or 69 days.

What is Ashura ?
Ashura (عاشوراء transliteration: ‘Āshūrā’, Ashura, Ashoura, and other spellings) It is on the 10th day of Muharram in theIslamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram but not the Islamic month. It is also called Yaumu-l ‘Ashurah, or simply Ashura meaning, ‘the tenth day’. 
It is well-known because of historical significance and mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala in the year 61 AH (AD 680). It is a day of speeches, public processions, and great grief. Men and women chant and weep, mourning Husayn, his family, and his followers. Speeches emphasize the importance of the values for which Husayn sacrificed himself, his family, and his followers. For centuries Muslim’s pilgrims flocked here during Muharram, a practice which was severely limited under the regime of Saddam Hussein

 

 

 

Karbala stands for courage, self-sacrifice, integrity, honesty, vision, and bravery beyond words. It symbolises all that is pure and true. Karbala teaches us that real battles are always fought in the minds and not on ground. Yazid was powerful and yet he lost the battle for truth. “I learned from Hussain how to be wronged and be a winner.” —Mahatma Gandhi


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Dilip Nilekar at 02:51 PM - Dec 06, 2011 ( )

Godd info on Muharram & Ashura. Enlightened me.

Harish Narayan Menon at 01:22 PM - Dec 06, 2011 ( )

With the dim light of the crescent moon

The New Year unfurls insidiously

Like black clouds of Monsoon

Casting shadows of doom and gloom

Thick shades of black that drape the earth

Writhing and bleeding as the wind brings images -

A Severed arm, a pierced throat, a headless body

O my Abbas! O my Ali Asghar! O my Hussain!

Dripping black blood like black gold

That energizes the rusty dead soul

The black garb of night

Devoid of color and pleasure

Hides the vibrant colors of truth

Pure and untainted

Only to be seen with the spirit of the eye

The spirit of the seeker seeking the truth
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Truth in its gleaming armor

Faces the black beast in the Yazids,

The blackened hearts of the Qabils,

The blinding blackness of ignorance

The rare black rose of the desert

Gives up its precious petals to the winds

The fragrance drifting in the valleys and hills of time

The scent of the Tuba Tree

The scent of Yusuf’s shirt

The scent of the poetry of Ali

The heavenly scent of pure divine beings

Saman Khan at 12:37 PM - Dec 06, 2011 ( )

YA HUSSEIN a.s 

Saman Khan at 09:20 PM - Nov 27, 2011 ( )

YOUR WELCOME MR.K.chandrasekaran K

K.chandrasekaran K at 08:33 PM - Nov 27, 2011 ( )

Good information. Thanks.

Saman Khan at 03:55 PM - Nov 27, 2011 ( )

Famous Hadees by the last Messenger Of ALLAH Hz.Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) : 

"Hussain O Minni Wa Ana Minal Hussain"

translation : "Hussein mujhse hai Mai (Prophet Muhammad) Huusein se hun"

 

explanation : "Any human hurts My Grand Son Hussein hurts me"

 

                     HURTING HUSSEIN MEANS HURTING THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH AND HURTING THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH MEANS HURTIN ALLAH AND HURTING THE ALMIGHTY MEANS U LAND NO WERE. AND ON 10TH MUHARRAM IMAM HUSSEIN HIS FAMILY AND HIS COMPANION WERE KILLED IN IN KARBALA ,IRAQ, THEY WERE STARVING AND WERE THIRTY FR WHOLE 3 DAYS AND IT WAS HEATING IN 680 A.D INKARBALA IN THOSE DAYS EVEN A 6 MNTH OLD CHILD OF IMAM HUSSEIN WAS NOT GIVEN WATER TO DRINK BUT WAS STRUCK WID AN ARROW IN HIS THRISTY NECK INSTEAD OF WATER Y JUST BECOZ IMAM HUSSEIN WAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE ON SIDE OF ISLAM , WANTED TO WALK AND WANTED THE PPL TO WALK ON SAYING OF ALLAH AND MUHAMMAD.

 

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