Some special period of the tour month

Muharram is the first month of the Arabic calendar. This word is not basically a noun, but an adjective. Before the advent of Islam, there were two months of counting the years of ancient Mecca. The first tour and the second tour. It is easy to understand the ambiguous form of the same name in Muharram and Safar.

The first half of the ancient Arabian year had three months. Namely tour Robi and Jumada. There were two months in each of these three months. Such as the first tour, the second tour. First Robi, second Robi. The first Friday and the second Friday. Since the first of the two tours at the beginning of the year was one of the most inviolable and sacred months, it was given the adjective ‘Al Muharram’. Gradually this adjective Muharram name became famous. And the second tour month is being called tour month. This has not changed and will not.

If the Arabic ‘cipher’ is derived from the root metal, ‘safar’ means zero, empty. And if the verb ‘safar’ originates from the root, it will mean yellow, yellowish, tan, faded, pale, bright, dull, bloodless, etc. Then the Arabs would calculate the solar year; Although the lunar month was calculated, it was adjusted with the solar year for 13 months by adding an extra month every three years to keep the seasons right. So the months were fairly fixed in the zodiac and the seasons. All our activities are affected by the seasons and the harvest.

People usually evaluate time with conditions. In the Arab world at that time there was drought in the month of Safar and there was shortage of food, famine and manga. The fields would dry up and turn pale copper. The faces of hungry people would become bloodless and pale. So they would add an adjective to this month to match the situation and say, ‘As Safarul Musaffar’, meaning ‘the month of the faded journey’. (Lisanul Arab, Ibn Manzur r.).

There are many people who consider the month of Safar to be unlucky or ominous. Because many tragic events have taken place this month. Everything that happens in days, months, years, ages and times is accomplished by the will of Allah. There is no hand in day, month, year. It has been said in the Qur’an, (a) Remember, their misfortune and unforgiveness are with Allah. (Surah A’raf: verse 131). Irshad further said, (b) They said, the misfortune of your deeds is with you. (Surah Ya-seen: verse 19).

The ignorant Arabs considered this month a month of sorrow, they even refrained from seeing the moon of this month and waited for the end of the month quickly. According to Islamic belief, there is no harm in time; Good or bad depends on people’s faith and deeds. So he avoided that negative adjective in the name of this month and added a nice positive adjective and named it ‘As Safarul Muzaffar’, meaning ‘Journey of Success’.

Only one letter has been changed. And it is also a letter of the same class in Arabic, so that the word changed from negative to positive without much difference in its vowel and letter levels; Which bears the signature of the greatness and significance of Islamic literature. The underlying philosophy was to make this faded journey colorful through positive thinking and creative activities.

Hazrat Abu Huraira. Narrated from the Prophet. He said that there is no effect of contagious disease, bad luck, bad effects of speech and stomach ache. (Sahih Bukhari and Muslim). This extended part is also described in Sahih Muslim, there is nothing to say about the effect of stars, the effect of clouds and rain and the effect of ghosts. Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim Hazrat Anas Ra. Narrated from the Prophet. Says, there is nothing to say about contagious disease and alakshmi-bad omen. However, the fall is very desirable. Sahabaye Keram asked, what is meant by fal? In reply he said, It is good and holy to say or to think of good fortune. Therefore, it is clear that those who compare the month of Safar in the first half of the Arabic year reckoning with the auspicious and unlucky ones are not full believers in Islam at all.

Every believing Muslim should do more good deeds during the holy month of Safar. Because this month, the beloved Prophet Mohammad. It carries the message of arrival in this world. Therefore, the good deeds of this month are very virtuous. The good news of this has been given by Allah Himself in the Qur’an. Irshad has said, (a) The person who performs the prescribed good deeds has ten times the reward. (Surah An-Nam: verse 160). It has also been narrated that (b) for a person who performs good deeds, there is a better reward than that. (Surah Qasas: verse 64). It has been further narrated that (c) whoever does good deeds, he will get the best reward and on that day they will be safe from fear. (Surah Naml: verse 69). In this regard, the more supererogatory worship he does in the month of Safar, the more Allah will reward him. There is no doubt about it. It is very beneficial to recite more and more Qur’an, Nafl Prayers, Salat Salam, Zikir Azkar, Tasbih Tahlil this month. Especially on the 13th, 14th and 15th of this month, it is very rewarding to observe naafil fast.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) narrated from Hazrat Abu Jarr (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a person who fasts on the 13th, 14th and 15th of every month should fast throughout the year. (Sunan Ibn Majah: p. 222 and Jame Tirmidhi: Volume 1, pp. 128 and 129).

The last Wednesday of the tour month is known as Akheri Chahar Shomba. On this day, the beloved Prophet Muhammad. He recovered from his illness, took a bath and ate normal food, and performed the duties of Imamate by attending the Nawabi in the mosque. To this end, many of the Companions gave alms freely. So on this day it is a great virtue to offer more darood and salam and to give alms in proportion to one’s ability. May Allah Ta’ala grant us the tawfiq to do more good deeds during the month of Safar.

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