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ALMUHARRAM: A SACRED MONTH OF VOLUNTARY FASTING (Sheikh Isa Ali Pantami)

ALMUHARRAM: A SACRED
MONTH OF VOLUNTARY
FASTING
The month of Muharram is the
first month of the Islamic
year, and it is one of the four
sacred months of Allaah
mentioned in
Suratut-Taubah:36.
It was emphasised by the
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that, the most prestigious
fasting after Ramadhan is
fasting in the month of
Almuharram. Our beloved
Prophet (SAW) says: The best
and most prestigious fasting after Ramadhan is the month
of Allaah-Almuharram, and
the best prayer after
obligatory
prayer is prayer at night
(Muslim reported it, 1163). Similarly, it is encouraged to
fast a lot in Almuharram, not
the whole month. As a result
of that, I strongly encourage
us
to fast many days, like daily routine fasting of Daud (AS) or
at least Mondays and
Thursday
through out the month. And
Fasting is a rewardable act of
worship that attracts many benefits. Our beloved Prophet
says: Whoever fasts a single
day for Allah’s sake will be
emancipated and exonerated
from hell fire for a journey of
seventy years (Muslim reported it as well).
May Allah give us the ability
to
fast many days, and
encourage
our families and associates to fast as well. May He also
accept our good deeds and
forgive our shortcomings and
bless our country with
responsible and just leaders,…
By Isa Ali Pantami

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