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Did Sunni Scholars Change the Explanation of a Qur’an Verse to Oppose the Shi’a?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I heard that the Qur’anic ayah (verse), “And [by] ten nights.” (Al-Fajr, 02) intends the ten nights of the month Muharram, and not the the ten nights of Dhu-l-Hijjah. Supposedly, this was Mujahid ibn Jabr’s opinion and also Muqatil ibn Sulayman’s opinion. But then, because Shi’as “adopted” […]

Can I Purchase Household Accessories in Muharram? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I am getting married and I want to buy new things. Can I buy new things for my house during Muharram? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam It is permissible to purchase household accessories anytime in the year, Muharram or otherwise, prior to marriage or after. There are no […]

Muharram: Mankind’s Memorial, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said and us at SeekersHub extend our warmest wishes to the faithful, and to humanity at large, on the occasion of the Islamic New Year. Muharram, the first in the Islamic calendar, is an especially auspicious month on many levels. The Prophets Before Muhammad ﷺ For one, it celebrates the achievement of the prophets […]

Challenges and Choices: Lessons from the Great Day of Ashura

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses the lessons of the great day of Ashura – the 10th of Muharram. This is one of the greatest days of the year – a day the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) highly encouraged us to fast. This is the day in which… Prophet Adam was absolved of his error; the […]

Muharram & New Beginnings, by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

A few days before Ashura, Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad delivered his khutba – noting that shahada is not to be simply translated as martyrdom, but rather an act of ultimate sincerity and testimony. ‘Think not of those who are slain in the way of Allah as dead. Nay they are living! With their Lord they have provision. Jubilant are they […]

Is it Forbidden to Buy New Clothes During Muharram?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: A lot of the Indo-Pak cultures have this rule which forbids to buy or wear new clothes or house items etc. in Muharram. What is the basis of this? Answer: Assalamu `alaykum There is no evidence to support the claim that we are not allowed to wear new clothes, […]

ADVICE: Bidding Farewell to this Year and Welcoming a New Year – Muwasala

ADVICE: Bidding Farewell to this Year and Welcoming a New Year We are fast approaching the end of this Hijri year, 1435. There remain a few days of the blessed month of Dhu’l-Hijjah for us to benefit from. We should try to round off the year with acts which draw us closer to Allah, as […]

Challenges and Choices: Lessons from the Great Day of Ashura (10th of Muharram) – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Listen to this lecture on the SeekersHub Podcast. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses the lessons of the great day of Ashura – the 10th of Muharram. This is one of the greatest days of the year – a day the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) highly encouraged us to fast. This is the day in which […]

Fiqh of The Islamic Month of Muharram

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the fiqh of the Islamic month of Muharram? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Duties of the Month of Muharram 1. It is the best of months for general voluntary fasts, after Ramadan. 2. It is especially recommended to fast the 10th of Muharram (known […]

Muharram & New Beginnings, a sermon by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

‘Think not of those who are slain in the way of Allah as dead. Nay they are living! With their Lord they have provision. Jubilant are they because of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left behind: that […]