Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Blessings of Muharram and The Story of one of Famous Muslim Women

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“The best fasting after the month of Ramadaan
is fasting in the month of Muharram.”
(Narrated by Muslim)

What is the significance of this month, Muharram?

Allah says:
"The number of months to Allah are twelve………….of them four
are sacred, that is the right usage. So wrong not your self there
Qur'an 9:36)

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) referred to these four sacred months as:
Zil-Qadah, Zil-Hijja, Muharram, and Rabi-al-awwal.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was asked which fasting is best after the
month of Ramadan. Prophet (pbuh) said: "Fasting in the month that
Allah call as the sacred one".

In Muharram, on the 10th, i,e. the day of Aashura, fasting is highly
recommended because:

On this day, Allah saved children of Israel and Prophet Mousa (pbuh)
from the persecution of Pharoah. Therefore to honour Allah's favor,
Prophet Mousa (pbuh) and children of Israel fasted on 10th day of
Muharram (and regarded as the day of Aashura).

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) fasted on this day of Ashura, every year,
before becoming Prophet and continued this day of fasting after
becoming Prophet as if it was obligatory until the fast in the month
of Ramadan was made obligatory. Prophet (pbuh) then declared this
fasting of Aashura as optional fast but continued to observe this
every year.

Prophet (pbuh) said:...."fasting on the day of Aashura (the 10th of Muharram) gives forgiveness of one past year"

May Allah help us and guide us to do fasting.

To read more:
Muharram: The Start of the Islamic Calendar
2. Significance of Migration: The Month of Muharram


For Islamic Studies:

1. This week, we read together with all my kids and my 16 students at home about the story of
one of Famous Muslim Women: KHADIJA bint Khuwaylid
Another Name of Allah: Al-Fattah (The Superb Arbiter)
52 Weak Hadiths

For Arabic:

The youngest one wants to learn
How to Write Arabic Letters .
You can find other resource from
Write Arabic Online.


For Science:

We watched this
Live Science Video: Technology, Science, Environmental Health.
There is something for everyone here. IMO, it's geared for
use by ages 10 and up, but younger children are sure to enjoy some of the
information and videos, with parental assistance. As always, parents should
preview to determine suitability of content.

The kids also learn
Learn at
Aviation: Airplanes, Airport, and Transportations News

We are planning to
create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science . Insha Allah.


For Math:

My two older kids always want to learn more about

My youngest son wants to review his
Roman Numerals.

And my youngest daughter wants to play
Counting the fishes.


For Language Arts:

1. To learn
Learn the ABC letters
2. To learn
The Grammar
3. To read
Online Grammar and Writing Handbook


For Geography:

There is
Geography Games


For Virtual Field Trip and Other:
1. Free online games and activities for children in English, French,Spanish, German, Russian, and Indonesian
2. Virtual Field Trip:
Making Maple Syrup Part 1 and
Making Maple Syrup Part 2


I hope you enjoy reading about The Famous Muslim Woman, Khadija bint Khuwaylid.
May Allah be pleased with Khadija bint Khuwaylid.

May Allah increase our knowledge. Ameen.