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Muharram and Ashura for Kids

Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar, so it’s the start of a new year. It is one of the four sacred months.

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) used to fast in the month of


Here is a hadith:

Ibn Abbas (ra) said, “I never saw Allah’s Messenger (saw) so keen to fast any day and give it priority over any other than this day, the day of Ashura, and this month, meaning Ramadan” (Bukhari).

And another:

"The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: 'The best of fasting after

Ramadan is fasting Allah's month of Muharram.'" (Muslim)

Did you notice? The prophet (saw) called it Allah’s month, the month of Allah. No other month has been given this title and honour! So it’s a very special month indeed. Many scholars say Muharram is more sacred than the other sacred months.

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Islamic Learning Aug Muharram
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