Sunday, 4 December 2011


طلع البدر علينا

Oum Kalthoum - Tala Al Badru Alayna - ام كلثوم - طلع البدر عليناا

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

Tala'al-Badru 'alayna,
min thaniyyatil-Wada'
wajaba al-shukru 'alayna,
ma da'a lillahi da'

O the White Moon rose over us
From the Valley of Wada'
And we owe it to show gratefulness
Where the call is to Allah

Ayyuha al-mab'uthu fina
ji'ta bi-al-amri al-muta'
Ji'ta sharrafta al-Madinah
marhaban ya khayra da'

O you who were raised amongst us
coming with a work to be obeyed
You have brought to this city nobleness
Welcome! best call to God's way

Tala'al-Badru 'alayna,
min thaniyyatil-Wada'
wajaba al-shukru 'alayna,
ma da'a lillahi da'
Bis Salaam Red rose
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Crescent moon Quranic quote
 B i s m i l l a a h i r   R a h m a a n i r    R a h e e m   

Happy New Islamic Year 1433 AH
Best and Warm Wishes to all Muslim
Brothers and Sisters, May Allah (swt) make  this new year better than last year
May it bring us our Rights, freedom, justice and peace to our Ummah and grant us good health  success and happiness

Muharram & Aashura
MUHARRAM is the first month of the Islamic, Hijrah calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which Allah Ta'ala says, 
 'The number of months in the sight of Allah are twelve (in a year) - So ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; Of them four are sacred:
That is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves therein.'
(Surah Taubah).

The four months, according to authentic Ahaadith, are the months of Zhul-Qa`dah, Zhul Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab. The sanctity of these four months was observed in the Shari'ah of all the Ambiyaa (Prophets) (AS).

'Allah Ta'ala made them (i.e. the four months) sacred and increased their sanctity. Hence declared a sin therein more severe and increased the virtue of good deeds and (also) the reward thereof.' (Ibn Katheer).
The Month of Muharram
The Day of Ashura The best of fasts besides the month of Ramadan is the fast
during Allah's month of Muharram and the best of Salaats
besides the Fardh (obligatory Salaat) is the Tahajjud Salaah
(performed after midnight). (Sahih Muslim).
The Day of Aashura (10th of Muharram)
The tenth of Muharram, known as the day of Aashura, is a very significant day in the Islamic calendar. The holy prophet Mohammed (salallaho alaihi wasalam) has exhorted the Ummah to fast on this day. Hadhrat Aaisha (RA) reports that Nabi (salallaho alaihi wasalam) ordered the observance of the fast of Aashura. However, when the fast of Ramadan became compulsory, Nabi (salallaho alaihi wasalam) left the fast of Aashura (i.e. the compulsion). Thereafter, whosoever desired kept this fast and whosoever desired, (not to keep it) did not observe this fast'. ( Bukhari, Vol 1).

Ibn Abbaas (RA) says, 'I did not see Rasulullah (salallaho alaihi wasalam) anxiously await the fast of any day, which he gave preference to over other days, but this day (of Aashura) and the month of Ramadan ( Bukhari, Vol. 1).
Virtue of The Fast of Aashura
Virtue of The Fast of Aashura With regard to the blessing of this fast, Nabi (salallaho alaihi wasalam) was asked regarding it's virtue. He answered, 'It is a compensation for the sins of the past year.' i.e. the sins of one year that has just gone by will be forgiven. Muslim, Vol. 1).
Note: Only minor sins are forgiven. For the forgiveness of major sins, Towbah (repentance) is a prerequisite.
The Fast of Aashura
Ibn Abbaas (RA) narrates that when Nabi (salallaho alaihi wasalam) came to Madinah and found the Jews fasting on the day of Aashura, he inquired, 'What is the significance of this day on which you fast?' They replied, 'This is the day Allah saved the prophet Moosa (AS) and his followers and drowned
Fir'oun and his army, thus Moosa (AS) fasted on this day as a token of thanksgiving. Therefore we too fast on this day.' ( Muslim, Vol 1).
Rasulullah (salallaho alaihi wasalam) said, 'We are more worthy of Moosa (AS) and nearer to him than you.' Thereafter, he fasted on this day and ordered the Sah-aabah (companions) to fast on this day. ( Muslim, Vol. 1)

Rasulullah (salallaho alaihi wasalam) is reported to have said, 'Observe the fast of Aashura and oppose (the way of) the Jews. Fast a day before it (also) or a day after it.' (Baihaqi, Vol 4)

Hence, one should fast for two days: Either the 9th and 10th or the 10th and 11th. To fast only on the 10th of Muharram is MAKROOH
(reprehensible) and bears semblance to the Jews.

Generosity to One's Family
Besides fasting on the day of Aashura, being generous to one's family and spending more than what is normally spent on food, etc. is an act
of great merit. It is mentioned in a Hadith, 'He who will be generous to his family on the day of Aashura, Allah will be generous to him for the
entire year.'

Muharram/Islamic New Year in United Kingdom

Quick Facts

Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims may make a special effort to fast, pray or think about their deeds on the first, ninth and 10th or first, 10th and 11th days of the month.


Muharram/Islamic New Year

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
List of dates for other years
Muharram is the month at the beginning of the Islamic year. Some Muslims mark the start of the Islamic year on the first day of Muharram. Others start to prepare for the Day of Ashura on the tenth day of the month. This observance applies to Muslims worldwide, including the United Kingdom.
Man Reading Quran
Many Muslims engage in prayer or take extra time to read the Koran during the month of Muharram.
© Imran

What do people do?

Some Muslims in the United Kingdom take time on the first day of the month of Muharram to reflect on their lives and to think how they can improve them. Many Muslims also spend time in prayer or fast during daylight hours to prepare for the Day of Ashura on the tenth day of the month. Some Muslims fast during the hours of daylight on the ninth and 10th or first, 10th and 11th days of Muharram to commemorate that Noah left the ark and that God saved Moses from the Egyptians.

Some Shi'a Muslims beat or whip themselves as part of a mourning ritual for Husayn ibn Ali on the Day of Ashura (Ashurah). This practice is rare in the United Kingdom. Some religious leaders encourage Muslims who feel that they should lose some blood on this day to donate blood to the blood transfusion service.

Public life

None of the days of Muharram are bank holidays in the United Kingdom. Many Muslim pupils at state schools can get permission to have a day off school to observe the Day of Ashura.


Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar. The tenth day is known as the Day of Ashura and commemorates that Noah left the ark and that God saved Moses from the Egyptians. For Shi'a Muslims, the Day of Ashura is also a day of mourning for Husayn ibn Ali. Husayn ibn Ali was a grandson of the Prophet Muhammed and was martyred in 680 CE at Karbala, currently in Iraq.


Some Muslims eat a symbolic meal or dessert on the Day of Ashura, known as Noah's pudding. The ingredients may include water, grains, pulses, fresh and dried fruit, salt and honey. The dish may be garnished with orange or lemon rind, spices, nuts and pomegranate seeds. Muslims are urged to enjoy the dish and to share it with their neighbors.

About Muharram/Islamic New Year in other countries

Read more about Muharram/Islamic New Year.

Muharram/Islamic New Year Observances

Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
TueJul 241990Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SatJul 131991Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuJul 21992Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
MonJun 211993Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
FriJun 101994Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
WedMay 311995Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SunMay 191996Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
FriMay 91997Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
TueApr 281998Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SatApr 171999Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuApr 62000Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
MonMar 262001Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
FriMar 152002Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
WedMar 52003Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SunFeb 222004Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuFeb 102005Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
TueJan 312006Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SatJan 202007Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuJan 102008Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
MonDec 292008Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
FriDec 182009Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
WedDec 82010Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SunNov 272011Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuNov 152012Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
TueNov 52013Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SatOct 252014Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuOct 152015Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
MonOct 32016Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
FriSep 222017Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
WedSep 122018Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SunSep 12019Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuAug 202020Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim

Other holidays in October 2014 in United Kingdom

Assalamu-Alaikum and Greetings !
Ashura of Muharram
With Ashura at our doorsteps, this is a reminder for you to fast the two days of Ashura on the 9th and 10th of Muharram (or 10th and 11th of Muharram 1436 AH). Per Makkah calendar, 9th and 10th of Muharram correspond to Sunday and Monday, 2nd and 3rd of November, 2014.
Another point to note for the month of Muharram is the authentic hadith by the prophet mentioned in Sahih Muslim (hadith # 1163) where he (s.a.w.s.) says, "The best fasting after Ramadan is the month of Allaah Muharram, and the best prayer after the obligatory prayer is prayer at night."


Ashura-JFK-9/11 and the beauty of Shia Islam

Ashura commemorates the tragedy of Karbala - the martyrdom of Hussein by the evil scumbag Muawiya
Ashura commemorates the tragedy of Karbala – the martyrdom of Hussein by the evil scumbag Yazid

By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

Today is Ashura, a major Muslim holiday.

But don’t say “happy Ashura.” At least not to a Shia Muslim.

For Shia Muslims – and anyone else who chooses to lament the martyrdom of the Prophet’s grandson Hussein on this day – Ashura isn’t about happiness.

A holiday that isn’t about happiness?! That’s a hard concept for Americans to grasp. Here in the USA every holiday is a celebration of the “pursuit of happiness”: We say happy Fourth of July, happy Halloween, happy Easter, happy Veterans Day, happy President’s Day, happy Thanksgiving, happy Groundhog Day, happy National Secretaries Day, you name it. The only non-happy American holiday is Christmas – not because we’ve officially admitted that most people are miserable from seasonal affective disorder or being forced to interact with their families or whatever, but because for some reason we always say “merry Christmas” not “happy Christmas.” And “merry” basically just means “sufficiently happy while drunk on eggnog to tolerate ones relatives.”

So for Americans, every holiday is ostensibly happy or merry. An unhappy holiday is an oxymoron.
There are only two exceptions to this rule, and both are unofficial holidays: September 11th and JFK Day. Every time 9/11 and 11/22 roll around, people remember America’s two greatest-ever national tragedies: The killing of the last real President, and the final death of the Republic. 9/11 and JFK day are a bit like Ashura: They commemorate evil, unjust, murderous coups d’état.

Shia Muslims commemorate the slaughter of a good ruler, the Prophet’s grandson and legitimate heir Hussein, by the evil S.O.B. Yazid, by beating their chests and backs with light chains. I wouldn’t mind seeing Americans likewise beating themselves every November 22nd to commemorate the murder of a relatively good leader, JFK, by a bunch of evil SOBs including LBJ, Allan Dulles, George H.W. Bush, Cord Meyer, James Jesus Angleton, Meyer Lansky, and very likely David Ben Gurion. And I wouldn’t mind seeing Americans beating themselves with HEAVY chains every 9/11 to mourn the murder of the American dream by a bunch of neoconservative scumbags who make the Elders of Zion look like small-timers.
The same neocon propagandists who brought you 9/11 are trying to make you hate Ashura – so watch out for made-in-Israel reports about “Crazy Shia fanatics beating themselves bloody.”
Alongside the self-flagellating processions,  Shia Muslims also stage theatrical re-enactments of the Passion of Hussein on Ashura. Maybe Americans could borrow that idea too, and have a parade re-enacting the doomed Dallas motorcade in every American city, town, and village. Now that Sherwood Ross and Jim Fetzer have identified every one of the six shooters who fired at JFK in Dallas, we can outdo the Shia by featuring a whole slew of villains in our re-enactments: Deputy Sheriff Harry Weatherford firing from the top of the County Records Building; US Air Force marksman Jack Lawrence firing from the south end of the Triple Underpass; George H.W. Bush’s protégé Tony “Nestor” Izquierdo, supervised by Bush himself, firing the only unsilenced bullets from the Dal-Tex building; CIA asset Roscoe White firing from the Grassy Knoll; LBJ’s personal hitman Malcolm “Mac” Wallace firing from the Texas School Book Depository; and CIA asset Frank Sturgis firing from the north end of the Triple Underpass.
Alongside the shooters, Kennedy Day re-enactments could also feature the “big villains”: the psychopaths LBJ, Bush, and Dulles; the paranoid-psychotic schemer Angleton, the genocidal fanatic Ben Gurion, and the mobster scumbag Lansky.

And alongside the martyred hero JFK, they could feature smaller heroes including Lee Harvey Oswald, a federal informer who was trying to stop the assassination; and Abraham Bolden, the Secret Service Agent who exposed a parallel Chicago plot to assassinate JFK.

If we really work at it, JFK day could be bigger than Ashura – and more dramatic than Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
And I won’t even get into what we could do on 9/11 day.

Though I will say that if we beat ourselves with heavy chains for going along with such a transparent, and transparently evil, coup d’état as 9/11, we should also make sure to beat the neocons with some really, REALLY heavy chains.

Getting back to Ashura – and I know this has been a long digression, but hey, we Americans have our heads you-know-where and mostly only talk about America – as I say, getting back to Ashura, there is something truly beautiful about a huge public holiday that mourns the murder of a good, just, pious, holy, legitimate leader by a psychopathic scumbag and his henchmen.

Though Shia and Sunni Muslims generally observe Ashura differently, there is no disagreement whatsoever about the bottom-line issue: The murder of the good, holy, just, and legitimate ruler Hussein by the psychopathic scumbag Yazid was a cosmic tragedy and a terrible turn for the worse in human history. All Sunni Muslims agree with their Shia brothers and sisters about that. The Sunnis just don’t go around beating their breasts about it.
But maybe they should. Maybe we should all make a point of beating our breasts once a year in mourning for horrific injustice in general, and the slaughter of good leaders by bad ones in particular.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Anyone of you who sees wrong, let him undo it with his hand; and if he cannot, then let him speak against it with his tongue, and if he cannot do this either, then (let him abhor it) with his heart, and this is the least of faith.”

Since the early days of Islam, Muslims have often found it difficult to raise their hands to defend good leaders against bad ones; and to strike down bad leaders in favor of good ones. This problem, of course, afflicts all of humanity, not just Muslims. But since Islam was the seal of prophetic revelations, containing a blueprint for social as well as spiritual order, it experiences the problem in especially acute form.

Shia Muslims, through their rites of Ashura, are hating injustice with their hearts…and speaking out against injustice not just with their tongues, but with their whole bodies as they act out the tragedy of karbala. Though I am not Shia myself, and definitely not into self-flagellation of any sort, no matter how good the reason – and Lord knows I have done a few things that merit expiation – I find the Shia celebration of Ashura beautiful and inspiring.
So today – Ashura, the Tenth of Muharram, the 1,375th anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein – my heart is with everyone who is mourning the cosmic tragedy of Karbala, and vowing to fight for truth and justice with heart, tongue and hand, come what may.

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