Is the eight month of the Islamic Calendar.
Meaning of the word Sha'baan:- Consecutively escalating. (Undisturbed increase)
Upon the Arrival of the Sha'baan moon:- Beginning of innumerous blessings are showered upon us. Just as the initiation of rainfall begins with "pitter patter" such blessings reach us in the same accord and fashion.
Beginning of Sha'baan:- Blessings are intiated which progressively escalate so that by mid-Sha'baan the blessings have reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reach their peak by the end of Ramadaan.
Example supporting the above stated:- Just as a farmer prepares for a fruitful harvest by harrowing his screage so that the soil may readily retain water, in contrast our souls are geared by the presence of such blessings in Sha'baan effectively preparing us for a fruitful and completely advantageous Ramadaan.
Fifth month of the Islamic Calendar.
Meaning: The first month of summer. "Jumada" means dry.
1. The Battle "Moota" took place in 8 A.H. A war against infidels in which th Holy Prophet did not participate. Th battle is named after a famous city in Syria (Moota). Hadrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (R.A) was the first appointed General by the Holy Prophet
2. In the same Battle Hadrat Khalid ibn Walid (fourth general of the Battle of Moota) was proclaimed by the Holy Prophet as being "one of the swords of Allah".
3. The Holy Prophet married his first beloved wife; Hadrat Khadijah (R.A) 15 years prior to Prophecy.
Hazrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (RA) met martyrdom in 8 AH
Hadrat Ja'far Ibn Abi Talib (RA) met martyrdom in 8 AH
Hadrat Abdullah Ibn Rawaahah met martyrdom in 8 AH
Hadrat Abdullah Ibn Uthman (RA) passed away.
The Holy Prophet grandfather Abdul Muttalib passed away 32 years prior to prophency.
Is the seventh month of the Islamic Calendar.
The meaning of Rajab:- The lexical definition of Rajaba is "to respect", which is where the word Rajab has been deprived from.
Events of Rajab:- The Holy Prophet ascended to Heaven on the 27th of Rajab on either Sunday or Monday (Mi'raaj).
-Hadhrat Bilal Ibn Haritha (R.A) brought a congregation of four hundred men named Banu Muzeena in the presence of the Holy Prophet . They all embraced Islam and became followers of the Holt Prophet in the year 5 A.H
-The battle of Tabook took place in the year 9 A.H. This was the last battle which the Holy Prophet participated in.
-The second Oath of Aqabah took place in Rajab, 12 A.H.
Deaths in Rajab:-
-Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A) passed away on the 15th of Rajab 150 A.H.
-Imam Shafi'ee (R.A) passed away on the 14th Rajab 204 A.H.
-Imam Muslim (R.A) passed away on the 24th of Rajab 261 A.H.
-Imam Nawawee (R.A) passed away on the 14th of Rajab 677 A.H.
Is the second month of the Islamic calendar
About the month of SAfAR:
This time of the year was considered to be cursed as many catastrophes and calamities took place. However this belief has been proven to be false and totally without foundation (absurd).
This can also be confirmed by the following hadeeth.
Hadhrat Jaabir (R.A.) has said that, "I have heard the Prophet saying, the descending of illness and evil superstition
befalling in the month ofSafar is untrue." (Muslim)
Events Of SAfAR:-
1) The Battle of Abwaa took place on 12th Safar in the year2 A.H.
2) The Battle of Khaibar took place in the year 7 A.
Matrimonies in SAfAR:
Hadhrat Ali (RA) married Hazrat Fatima (RA), (the daughter of the
Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in the latter days of Safar 2 AH
Deaths in SAfAR:-
Khubaib Ibn Adey(R.A.)was martyred in this month in the year
4A.H. in the Holy city of Makkah.
Zaid Ibn Dathina (RA) was martyred in this month in the year
Tenth month of the Islamic Calendar.
Meaning: Uplift/breakage, as before Islam, Arabs believed that any marriage held in Shawwal would always turn out to be unsuccessful. Taken from the word "shala" which means "when the female camel gets pregnant". When this name was given, the female camels used to get pregnant during this time of the year.
The first day of Shawwal is Eid-Ul-Fitr, the day of festival and when all sins are forgiven as a reward for fasting and prayers in the month of Ramadan.
Its Sunnah ( Tradition of Holy Prophet ) to fast for six days in Shawwal, as narrated in the following Hadeeth by Abu Ayyub Ansaru (R.A) that the Holy Prophet has said, "If one throughout his life keeps the fasts of Ramadan and keeps six consecutive fasts in Shawwal it will be as though he has kept a whole life time of fasts, and if one fast for six consecutive days in Shawwal it will be as though he has fasted all year round."
Islamism's positive side
Al-Nahda, the Islamic party in Tunisia, won 41 per cent of the seats of the Tunisian constitutional assembly last month, causing consternation in the West. But al-Nahda will not be an exception on the Arab scene. Last Friday the Islamic Justice and Development Party took the biggest share of the vote in Morocco. It will lead the new coalition government. And now Egypt's elections begin, with the Muslim Brotherhood predicted to become the largest party. There may be more to come. Should free and fair elections be held in Yemen, once the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh falls, the Yemeni Congregation for Reform, also Islamic, will win by a significant majority. This pattern will repeat itself whenever democracy takes its course.Devamını oku
Is the sixth month of the Islamic Calendar.
Events of Jumaada-Ath-Thani:- Battle of Salaasil took place in 8 A.H.
The consigned: Sariyyah Abu Ubaida Ibn Jarraah (R.A) in the 6th Hijri
Sariyyah : Zaid ibn HAritha (R.A) 6th Hijri.
Sariyyah: Abdullah Ibn Jahsh (R.A) 2nd Hijri.
Deaths of Jumaada-Ath-Thani:- Abu Salama (R.A) 4th Jumaada-Ath-Thani
Seven admirable things about Islam
I have lived for some time among Muslims in the Middle East during the 1980s and 1990s–and taught many of them here in the USA since the late 1990s. This contact has begotten enormous admiration for them. My colleague, Mike Parker, suggested that I post some reasons why I admire them. I thought that this was a grand idea. The only problem I have is choosing only seven reasons (Mike suggested five.). I won’t have space for many more. This list is in no particular order:
1. Islam asks for alms of 2.5% of Muslims’ income to care for the needy. As you know, we Latter-day Saints fast for two meals per month, then give a fast offering, for the same purpose. As our Prophets and Apostles and other authorities ask for a generous fast offering, I think the Muslim 2.5% level is a good benchmark in determining generosity of offerings.
THE PLEASURES OF PARADISE (PART 2 OF 2)
The Eternalness of the Hereafter
The Pleasures of this world are transient whilst the joys of the hereafter are lasting and eternal. In this life when a person enjoys something, it is only a short while before they get bored with it and proceed to search for something they feel is better, or they may not feel a need for it altogether. As for the delights of Paradise, a person will never feel bored with anything, but rather, its goodness will increase each time they indulge in it.
Also, the life of this world is very short. Humans only live on this earth for a short while, and very few people reach the age of seventy.
“…Say: Short is the enjoyment of this world. The Hereafter is (far) better for him who fears God...” (Quran 4:77)
As for Paradise, people will live forever. God says:
“...its provision is eternal and so is its shade…” (Quran 13:35)
“What is with you must vanish, and what is with God will endure …” (Quran 16:96)
Eleventh month of the Islamic Calendar.
Meaning: Taken from the word "qa'ada" which means to sit. This is the third sacred month in which fighting was forbidden. The people also used to stop their business activities during this month and sit and prepare for the Hajj (Pilgrimage). This is also a sacred month.
1. The battle of 'khandaq (trench) or Ahzab' took place in the year 5 A.H.
2. In the year 6 A.H.-Truce of Hudaubiyah.
3. In the year 6 A.H 'Bay'at-e-Rizwaan' (The oath of allegiance named Rizwaan).
4. The return to Makkah for Umrah by Holy Prophet and his Companions in the year 7 A.H.
The Islamic calendar, Muslim calendar or Hijri calendar (Anno Hegirae or AH, Arabic: التقويم الهجري at-taqwīm al-hijrī) is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days.
It is used to date events in many Muslim countries (concurrently with the Gregorian calendar), and used byMuslims everywhere to determine the proper days on which to observe the annual fasting, to attend Hajj, and to celebrate other Islamic holidays and festivals.
The first year was the Islamic year beginning in AD 622 during which the emigration of Muhammad fromMecca to Medina, known as the Hijra, occurred. Each numbered year is designated either "H" for Hijra or "AH" for the Latin Anno Hegirae ("in the year of the Hijra"); hence, Muslims typically call their calendar the Hijri calendar.
The current Islamic year is 1438 AH. In the Gregorian calendar, 1438 AH runs from approximately 3 October 2016 to 21 September 2017.
Twelfth and last month of the Islamic Calendar.
Meaning: The month of "Hajj" (Pilgrimage). This is the last sacred month in which fighting was forbidden.
The fifth pillar of Islam "Hajj" is performed in this sacred month. The first ten days of Zul-Hijjah are the most virtuous days in this whole month, Hajj is performed amongst these ten days.
Hadhrat Abu Haraira (R.A) reports from the Holy Prophet : "Amongst all days there are none better to engage in sole worship of Allah than in the ten days of Zul-Hijjah, To observe a fast on any of these days is equivalent to fasting throughout the year, to actively engage in prayer and worship throughout any of these nights holds such rewarding values leveling with "night of power" (Laylatul-Qadr) "Tirmizi"
Is the fifth month of the Islamic Calendar.
Events of Jumaada-Al-Oola:-
1)The Battle "Moota" took place in 8 A.H.- A war against infidels in which th Holy Prophet did not participate. Th battle is named after a famous city in Syria (Moota). Hadrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (R.A) was the first appointed General by the Holy Prophet
2)In the same Battle Hadrat Khalid ibn Walid (fourth general of the Battle of Moota) was proclaimed by the Holy Prophet as being "one of the swords of Allah".
Matrimonies in Jumaada-al-Oola:-
The Holy Prophet married his first beloved wife; Hadrat Khadijah (R.A) 15 years prior to Prophency.
Deaths in Jumaada-al-Oola:-
1) Hazrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (RA) met martyrdom in 8 AH
2) Hadrat Ja'far Ibn Abi Talib (RA) met martyrdom in 8 AH
3) Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Rawaahah met martyrdom in 8 AH
4) Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Uthman (RA ) passed away.
5) The Holy Prophet grandfather Abdul Muttalib passed away 32 years prior to prophency.
Eight month of the Islamic Calendar.
Meaning: Consecutively escalating. (Undisturbed increase). Derived from the word "shu'ba", which means branch. The Arabs used to branch out during this month to look for water.
With the Arrival of the Shaban moon numerous blessings are showered upon us. Just as the initiation of rainfall begins with "pitter patter" such blessings reach us in the same accord and fashion.
With the Beginning of Shaban blessings are initiated which progressively escalate so that by mid-Shaban the blessings have reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reach their peak by the end of Ramadan.
For example just as a farmer prepares for a fruitful harvest by harrowing his acreage so that the soil may readily retain water, in contrast our souls are geared by the presence of such blessings in Shaban effectively preparing us for a fruitful and completely advantageous Ramadan.