4 Sacred months - Significance
Poetry: ‘Ka’be pe pari jab pehli nazar’
The system of timekeeping of twelve months is ordained by Allah SWT. Of the twelve months, the four months that are sanctified are Dhul Qa’dah, Dhul Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab. Ibn Kathir (R) explains the meaning of a month being auspicious is that the reward of good deeds is multiplied and similarly the commission of sin is worse than in other months. Therefore, we should increase in good deeds and abstain from sin to a greater extent in these months. Allah SWT mentions that there are four sacred months in the Holy Qur’an, but does not name them. This information is gained from the Ahadith and Sunnah of Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW). The original sources of guidance are thus two – The Qur’an which provides the principles and the Sunnah in which the finer details are found. The three auspicious months which follow each other consecutively – Dhul Qa’dah, Dhul Hijjah and Muharram are known as ‘Mausamul Hajj’ (the season of Hajj). This is an important period of the calendar which we should not allow to bypass us in heedlessness. Allah SWT prohibited all types of killing and warfare in the sacred months to ensure a safe passage for the Hujjaj who would proceed in Dhul Qa’dah and return in Muharram, and in Rajab as this was when people would normally proceed for Umrah. We should make the best of this season by engaging in additional acts of Ibadah wherever we may be in the world. Thereafter, the beautiful poetry ‘Ka’be pe pari jab pehli nazar’ which describes the impressions of a person on the first visit to the Baitullah is explained.
Duration Naat - Hfz R Arbee: 00:05
Duration Main: 00:35
Duration Zikr: 00:04
Duration Dua: 00:08
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