1st Muharram – The beginning of Islam

1st Muharram – The beginning of Islam

Today is 1st Muharram and marks the new year in Islam. It also marks one of the most significant events in Islamic history – the Hijrah (migration) of Muslims from Mecca to Medina.

The Islamic Hijri calendar was adopted during the Khilafah of Umar ibn al-Khattab (RA) after a case was brought to the Khalif about a contract one man had with another stating that an amount owed became due in the month of Sha’baan. Umar asked, ‘which Sha’baan? The Sha’baan of this year we are in or last year or next year? Recognising the problems this issue could cause, Umar (RA) summoned the Sahabah and consulted them about adopting a calendar which would assist them with such contracts.

Someone suggested adopting the Persian calendar, whilst someone else suggested adopting the Byzantine calendar, Umar declined both. Others suggested dating the new year from the birth of the Messenger (saw), or from the beginning of revelation, or from the Hijrah, or from his (saw) death. The Sahabah reached the unanimous decision to start the Islamic calendar from the Hijrah and made the first month of the Islamic year Muharram.

This was no coincidence as the Sahabah understood the greatness of the Hijrah in Islam. Many understate the Hijrah by claiming the Muslims only migrated to escape from the persecution of Quraysh. However the Hijrah was undertaken to establish the Islamic State in Medinah with Muhammad (saw) entering the city as the leader of the Muslims. It was a migration from Batil to Haqq, and from Kufr to Islam. Continue reading “1st Muharram – The beginning of Islam”

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Ramadhan, the Month of Qur’an

Ramadhan, the Month of Qur’an

AlhamdulillahirabilAalameen wasalatu wasalamu ala rasolulillah wa ala alihi was sahbihee aj-ma’een

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

O Muslims! We are witnessing the blessed month of Ramadhan pass us by. This is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed as a guidance for mankind, as well as a clarification between truth and falsehood.

Allah (swt) says:

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَان

“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.”

Ramadhan is the month of Quran – Great Imaams such as Imam Malik would close all the other books of knowledge and focus on Qur’an. We should read the Qur’an, listen to the Qur’an, but also understand and implement the Qur’an. Continue reading “Ramadhan, the Month of Qur’an”

Western attempts to undermine the Islamic Revival

Western attempts to undermine the Islamic Revival

Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem

Allah (SWT) says:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ لِيَصُدُّوا عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَسَيُنْفِقُونَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ حَسْرَةً ثُمَّ يُغْلَبُونَ ۗ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا إِلَىٰ جَهَنَّمَ يُحْشَرُونَ

“Verily, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, and so they will continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcome. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto Hell.” ~ Al Anfal, 36

Allah tells us that it is in the nature of the Kuffar to avert men from the path of Allah. And that they will spend their billions to undermine the Islamic revival and take Muslims away from their Deen. But we are informed that in the end it will be an anguish for them, meaning they will come to rue and regret it.

In order for us to understand this vicious aggression today, we need to understand what the West are fighting. The plain of the battle is between Islam and Kufr and always will be, but specifically today they are fighting the Islamic revival, meaning they aim to supress the Ummah’s journey towards resuming the Islamic way of life.

Continue reading “Western attempts to undermine the Islamic Revival”