“They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about fighting in the sacred months. Say, “Fighting during these months is a great sin. But hindering ˹others˺ from the Path of Allah, rejecting Him, and expelling the worshippers from the Sacred Mosque is ˹a˺ greater ˹sin˺ in the sight of Allah. For persecution3 is far worse than killing.” (Surah Baqarah, Ayat 217)
We have just entered the new Hijri year of the 1445. May Allah give khayr to all Ummah in this new year.
Above all, let’s aim to reach the consciousness of the HOLY HİCRET MOVEMENT, which is about the beginning of the Hijri New Year. Let’s take the risk of emigrating towards the halal and tayyib lifestyle at all costs, in order to get rid of the dirt created by the unhealthy and unspiritual lifestyle imposed by the cultural bombardment of the internal and external imperial powers.
The first year was the Islamic year beginning in AD 622 during which the emigration (Hijra) of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from Mecca to Medina. However, this date as the beginning of the calendar was accepted during the reign of Hadrat Ömer. Before that, the Arabs did not have a fixed calendar. They showed some important events (the Prophet Abraham’s being thrown into the fire, the elephant incident, etc.) as the beginning of history.
Sixteen years after the Migration (638), a council was convened in Medina by the order of Hadrat Omar, the khalif of the time, and a solution was demanded to find a solution to the issue of history. With the proposal of Hadrat Ali and the acceptance of those present in the assembly, it was decided that would be Hadrat Muhammad’s (pbuh) emigration, the beginning of the history of Islam, and Muharram would be the first month of this year.
For these reasons, the Hijra was the beginning of the history of Islam. The Hijri-Camerian year is twelve months. With Muharram, its first month, the Arabs called Rajab, Dhu al-Qa’dah and Dhu al-Hijjah “Al-Ashhur-al-hurum” and they would stay away from war and all kinds of violence in these months.
Hz. The Prophet advised fasting not only on the Day of Ashura, but also on the previous and following days. (Bukhari, “Sawm”, 69.) Islamic scholars also stated that it would be appropriate to keep the ashura fast together with the day before or after, in order not to be like the Jews who fast today.
On the occasion of this blessed month, we must renew our respect for sacred times and places. We should increase our servitude and gratitude to our Almighty Lord for the sake of the good events that took place in the month of Muharram and on the Day of Ashura. We must also keep in mind the persecution that took place in Karbala so that no one would dare to commit such cruelty again.
Let us pray to our Lord that these dark days, especially when dark clouds are piled up in the skies of the Muslims of the world, oppressors descend on our oppressed societies, and tons of bombs are dumped on them, regardless of whether they are children, women, or old people, as soon as possible. Let’s extend our financial and moral help as much as we can. Let us remind each other to evaluate the Day of Ashura, which is the beginning of many beauties and salvation, sweet and happy days, in accordance with its original and spirit, to improve our morals, to develop our bonds of love and friendship, and to adhere strictly to the orders of our Almighty Lord and the Sunnah of our Prophet (pbuh) throughout our lives. Let’s hope and recommend.
Let us not allow cruelty and cruelty to fill and pollute us with grudge and hatred. The love of Allah (cc), Prophet (pbuh) and the people of the Prophet (pbuh) within us is capable of destroying hatred, grudges and oppression.
May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon the entire ummah. May Allah be our protector and helper…