Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is also one of the most sacred months. The battle of Karbala, in which Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions were martyred, continues to fill every Muslim’s heart with grief.
Millions of people all over the world commemorate Imam Hussain (AS)’s resilience and struggle for social justice during this month, especially on the 10th of Muharram, which is called Ashura. Ashura, a word derived from the Arabic word Asharah, which means 10, is approaching once more.
Imam Hussain (AS)’s Struggle and Martyrdom
Imam Hussain (AS)’s struggle was for saving social and moral values. So, He (AS) left the town with his friends and family to fight a battle in which His (AS) side had no physical advantage. A battle that wasn’t Imam Hussain (AS)’s wish at all because bloodshed wasn’t something He (AS) was after. Despite all the efforts on His (AS) side to avoid it, the battle of Karbala happened. This battle was nothing like any other battle in history. This lonely group of righteous people faced a much bigger army. Their access to essentials such as water was cut off completely. But the companions of Imam Hussain (AS) were ready to sacrifice their lives for the sake of social justice. In the battle of Karbala, Imam Hussain (AS) and his family were captured, injured, and martyred. Imam Hussain (AS) lives on in the hearts of millions of Muslims worldwide.
Events & Activities on Ashura
The new Islamic calendar is here, which means that we should prepare for the events and activities of Muharram. Ashura, i.e., the tenth of Muharram, is the day when Imam Hussain (AS) and many of His (AS) ‘s companions were martyred. Muslims mourn and remember the tragedy of Karbala in different ways. This day is yet another chance for us to connect with Allah Almighty, pray, and reap blessings by helping the underprivileged. One way of seeking Allah Almighty’s benevolence on this significant day is fasting, and another way is charity.
Giving in Muharram
Giving in Muharram has vital importance because the deeds performed during this sacred month carry more weight. Islam encourages us to help the underprivileged. You can give Zakat and Sadaqah in the first month of the New Islamic Calendar to help those who are struggling to make ends meet. Like other Islamic months, the holy month of Muharram is yet another excellent opportunity for Muslims to help their fellow brothers and sisters and earn Allah (SWT) ‘s blessings. If you plan to donate to a charity during the first month of the new Islamic year, now is the time to schedule your Zakat, Sadaqah, and other donations.
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