Lessons from Muharram and Aashura
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is an extract from the book:
"Every year, when the blessed month of Muharram enters, we
are reminded of certain incidents: The Hijrah, The Day of Aashura
and The Martyrdom of Sayyidina Husain (radhiyallahu anhu). These
are generally the topics of discussion in the month of Muharram
and Insha-Allah, something will be said in respect to each one.
During the Khilafat of Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu), Islam had
spread far and wide and there was a need to have some kind of date
for the correspondence that was being sent out. Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu
anhu) thus consulted with the Sahaaba-e-Kiram as to when the calendar
should begin. Different views were presented before Hazrat Umar
wisely declared that the calendar begin with the Hijrah."
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