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Muharram 1432 - December 2010

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From moonsighting.com:

Moonsighting for Muharaam 1432

The Astronomical New Moon is on December 5, 2010 (Sunday) at 17:36 UT. On Dec 5 it can not be seen anywhere in the world.

On Monday, December 6, 2010, it can be easily seen in Africa and Americas, but with difficulty in Western Australia, and South East Asia.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2010, it can be easily seen in Europe (See visibility curves).

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On Dec 5 it [the new moon crescent] can not be seen anywhere in the world.

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Therefore, Dec 6 cannot be Muharram 1.

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Who said 6 Dec was 1st Muharram?

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That was a preemptive statement on my part. If you had noticed, the Saudi royal family annouanced the beginning of the Hajj month before the moon was seen.

Just sayin. We are Shia and we go by our own people for the moonsighting, so that our Tasua, Ashura, Arba'een will be correct. Don't listen to when they say Muharram begins.

Red and gray on the map means it is highly unlikely to see the moon on that night. Look for your country in the green and blue areas. Go by what your Shia people tell you. ws

Monday December 6, 2010 map of moonsighting:

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That was a preemptive statement on my part. If you had noticed, the Saudi royal family annouanced the beginning of the Hajj month before the moon was seen.

Just sayin. We are Shia and we go by our own people for the moonsighting, so that our Tasua, Ashura, Arba'een will be correct. Don't listen to when they say Muharram begins.

Red and gray on the map means it is highly unlikely to see the moon on that night. Look for your country in the green and blue areas. Go by what your Shia people tell you. ws

Monday December 6, 2010 map of moonsighting:

1432muh_12-6-2010.gif

Assalamu alaikum Ya Ali (asws) Madad

MashaAllah excellent point sister. We should be sighting the moon according to how Masoomeen (asws) have instructed us to. Not how the enemies of Masoomeen (asws) do. Since Muharram is so near I thought it appropriate to post a few practices for the month of Muharram as well as the night before Muharram. If you would like this in PDF format you can download PDF version by clicking HERE

Practices and Merits of Muharram

Syed ibn Tawoos in his book “Iqbal al Amal” has mentioned several prayers that are to be performed on this night.

First Prayer:

This prayer consists of 100 rakats. Sura Fatiha and Sura Tawhid (Ikhlaas) should be recited in every rakat.

Second Prayer:

This prayer consists of 2 rakats. In the first rakat one should recite Sura al Fatiha and Sura An’am. In the second rakat, one should recite Sura al Fatiha and Sura Yaseen.

Third Prayer:

This prayer consists of 2 rakats. Sura Fatiha and Sura Tawhid (Ikhlaas) should be recited 11 times each in every rakat. RasoolAllah (saw) said, “He who recites these two rakats of prayer on this night and holds fast on the following day is like one who has performed good deeds for the entire year. He will be protected during that year and if he dies, he will enter Paradise”.

Vigil on the night before Muharram

If possible one should keep awake on this night, spending it in recitation of Quran, dua, and prayer.

Keeping fast during the first 9 days of Muharram

Sheikh Toosi has written, “It is recommended to hold fast during the first 10 days of Muharram. However on the day of Ashura (10th Muharram) one should simply abstain from eating and drinking until the late afternoon, then he should eat a little of the soil from the grave of Imam Hussain (asws).

To refrain from eating and drinking without making niyyat (intention) of fasting

For Shias it is worth abstaining from eating and drinking without the intention of fasting during the day. In the late afternoon they should eat things which are eaten by the bereaved such as yogurt, milk, etc. and not eat delicious tasting foods. They should also wear clean clothes and roll up their sleeves like the bereaved people.

Fasting is not allowed on the day of Ashura

Allamah Majlisi in his book Zad al Ma’ad has written, “It is preferable to not hold fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharram because Bani Ummayyah (la) used to hold fast on these days in order to receive blessings and to rejoice at the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (asws). They (Bani Ummayyah la) have misled people by attributing to RasoolAllah (saw) a large number of false hadiths which claim the rewards of fasting on these two days. However there are numerous hadiths narrated by Masoomeen (asws) which state holding fast on these days but in particular the day of Ashura is haram.”

Practices on the night before Ashura

If one has been granted the blessing of going to Karbala to make ziarat of the shrine of Imam Hussain (asws) on this night and will spend this night in the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (asws), then Allah will resurrect him in the glory of the blood of Imam Hussain (asws). He will be considered as amongst the martyrs who accompanied Imam Hussain (asws).

The tenth day of Muharram is the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (asws). This is the day of tragedy and great sorrow for Masoomeen (asws) and Their Shias. For the Shias, it is appropriate to not get involved in worldly affairs on this day and not to buy anything for storing in their houses. They should weep and mourn over the Imam (asws) and they should also narrate His tragedy. The Shias should hold majalis for Imam Hussain (asws) and express their grief in the way they do for their own dearest children or relatives. In addition, they should perform ziarat of Imam Hussain (asws) by reciting Ziarat Ashura. They should insist upon calling down the curses from Heaven upon the killers of Imam Hussain (asws) and in order to console one another due to this great tragedy, they should say:

ÃÚÙã Çááå ÃÌæÑäÇ ÈãÕÇÈäÇ ÈÇáÍÓíä Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã

Much and highly satisfying is the recompense from Allah for us when we are with Hussain (asws)

æ ÌÚáäÇ æ ÅíÇßã ãä ÇáØÇáÈíä ÈËÇÑå ãÚ æáíå ÇáÅãÇã ÇáãåÏí ãä Âá ãÍãÏ Úáíåã ÇáÓáÇã

In His sorrow and grief and surely He will make us and you to be amongst the good and worthy who will assist His cause and purpose under the wilayah of Imam al Mahdi (atfs) who is from Aal e Muhammad (asws) (Progeny (asws) of Muhammad saw)

It is worth reciting the maqtal of Imam Hussain (asws) and causing tears to flow from the eyes of one another. It has been related that Nabi Musa (as) was ordered to visit Hz Khizr (as) and to learn from him. While talking to Musa (as), Hz Khizr (as) first narrated the tragedies and sufferings that Ahlul Bayt (asws) would have to bear which caused Hz Khizr (as) and Nabi Musa (as) to weep intensely. Ibn Abbas (ra) is quoted as saying, “I went to Imam Ali (asws) in Dhir Qar (near Basra). He took out a sheet of paper upon which He had written a saying of RasoolAllah (saw). Imam Ali (asws) read it for me. The paper included the tragedy of Imam Hussain (asws) and told how He would be slaughtered and identified those who would kill Him, those who would help Him, and those who would be martyred with Him. Then Imam Ali (asws) wept immensely and so did I.”

Vigil on the night before Ashura

It is related that, “One who keeps vigil on this night is like one who has worshipped Allah in the manner as the angels. The worship on this night is equal to the worship of 70 years”.

Prayer of Moula Ali (asws) on the night before Ashura

This prayer consists of 4 rakats. In every rakat one should recite Sura Fatiha once and Sura Tawhid (Ikhlaas) 50 times. This prayer has numerous rewards. One should frequently say the names of Allah upon completion of this prayer.

100 rakat prayer on the night before Ashura

Syed ibn Tawoos in his book “Iqbal al Amal” has mentioned numerous duas and prayers that contain unlimited rewards for this night. Amongst them is a 100 rakat prayer. In each rakat one should recite Sura Fatiha once and Sura Tawhid (Ikhlaas) 3 times. When one completes the prayer he should say the following 70 times:

ÓÈÍÇä Çááå æ ÇáÍãÏ ááå æ áÇ Åáå ÅáÇ Çááå

Glory be to Allah and all praise be to Allah and there is no god except Allah

æ Çááå ÃßÈÑ æ áÇ Íæá æ áÇ ÞæÉ ÅáÇ ÈÇááå ÇáÚáí ÇáÚÙíã

Allah is the greatest and there is no power or strength except from Allah, Most High Most Great

According to another hadith, before saying “Aliul Azeem” one should also ask Allah for forgiveness.

4 rakat prayer on the night before Ashura

This prayer is to be performed late at night. In every rakat one should recite Sura Fatiha once and Ayatul Kursi, Sura Tawhid (Ikhlaas), Sura Falaq, and Sura al Nas ten times each. After one performs the salam of the prayer, then he should recite Sura Tawhid (Ikhlaas) 100 times.

Refraining from mundane affairs on the Day of Ashura

Bani Ummayyah (la) stored their provisions for the entire year in their houses on the Day of Ashura as a means of blessing. Imam Reza (asws) said , “If one does not attempt to earn his daily bread on the day of Ashura and does not occupy himself with work, then Allah Almighty will meet both his worldly and otherworldly requests. If one mourns, expresses sorrow, and weeps on the day of Ashura, then Allah will make the Day of Resurrection a day of happiness and joy for him and his eyes will be brightened by meeting Us in Paradise. If one considers the day of Ashura as a day of blessing and stores things in his house on that day, then Allah will not bless the provisions for him. In the hereafter, he will be gathered with yazid (la), ubaydullah (la) ibn ziyad (la) and umar (la) ibn saad (la).”

Therefore, one should not involve himself in any way with the affairs of this world on the day of Ashura. Instead he should busy himself with weeping and mourning over the Imam (asws) as well as narrating His (Imam Hussain asws) tragedy. One should also tell one’s family members to hold majalis over the martyrdom of the Imam (asws) and to continue to remember it in the same manner as they would for the death of their dearest children or relatives. One should also abstain from eating and drinking on the day of Ashura without making the niyyat of fasting. Then one should end his abstaining by eating something even if it is as little as a sip of water in the late afternoon. He should not abstain from eating and drinking for the entire day. One should not store any provisions in his house, should not laugh, and should not busy himself with pleasure or amusement on this day.

One should also call down the curses from Heaven upon the killers of Imam Hussain (asws) 1000 times by saying the following:

Çááåã ÇáÚä ÞÊáÉ ÇáÍÓíä Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã

O Allah lay a curse upon the killers of Imam Hussain (asws)

Reference Mafatih al Jinan

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Thank you for that message ^ brother. Very informative for all of us. I've copied it and put it in my word processor so that I may read it even when I am not at ShiaChat or your website.

InshaAllah include us in your du'aas. Praying for you and your colleagues over there.

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Thank you for that message ^ brother. Very informative for all of us. I've copied it and put it in my word processor so that I may read it even when I am not at ShiaChat or your website.

InshaAllah include us in your du'aas. Praying for you and your colleagues over there.

Thank you very much for remebering us. We also what I posted available in PDF format as well so you can download that PDF if you like. I provided the link in my earlier post if you click it and click save it will download it in PDF format so you can read it anytime or print it whichever you like.

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Of course there are no moon sighting reports yet, but here is the link to the Muharram page: http://moonsighting.com/1432muh.html

Du'aas for Muharram. This is a month of grief for the progeny of the Holy Prophet SA: http://www.duas.org/muharram.htm

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Tuesday is the first of the month of Muharram

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The juristic office of the institution of His Eminence, the Religious Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), declared that next Tuesday, 07/12/2010 A.D. is the Hijri New Year; the first of the month of Muharram Al-Haram, in accordance with the jurisprudential opinion of the late Religious Authority, His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra).

On the occasion of commemorating Ashura, memorial gatherings will be held at Al-Imamain Al-Hassananin (a.s.) Mosque starting from Monday on 06/12/2010 A.D. at 7:00 p.m.

03/12/2010 A.D 27/12/1431 H

http://english.bayynat.org.lb/news/Miscellanous_03122010.htm

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in Pakistan the committee to sight moon would not see the moon on monday.

So they decided 1st Muharram will be on wednesday 8th december..

we are confused. in iraq and iran when is muharram ?

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Muharram starts according to the country where you are living. If you live in Pakistan, there was no moon sighting in the whole country on Monday, so Tuesday is not Muharram. Did you look at the maps and reports here? http://moonsighting.com/1432muh.html

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In The Name of Allah The Compassionate The Merciful

All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be upon Muhammad and his pure household.

Wednesday 8th December 2010 is the first day of Muharram 1432 A.H. in the Middle East and Europe

The tenth day (Ashura) will be on Friday 17th December 2010.

On this sad occasion of the martyrdom of Abi Abdillah Al Hussain (a.s.) we extend our condolences to the Muslim world and to Imam Hussain’s pure household.

Sayed Sistani

Fadhallah has it on Tuesday, and Sayed Sistani on Wednesday..

This is a joke. Ashura on different days? What has the world come to ? I don't like this at all.

Eltemase Doa.

Edited by Nokare-Zahra

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Muharram starts according to the country where you are living. If you live in Pakistan, there was no moon sighting in the whole country on Monday, so Tuesday is not Muharram. Did you look at the maps and reports here? http://moonsighting.com/1432muh.html

ok the map say snot seen, but in neighbouring iran it says seen with binoculors. so we will commemorate 10th muharram on different days .

its not good, all muslims should be doing it one day United. this has become same as Eid, where some countries celebrate one day and others the next day

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In The Name of Allah The Compassionate The Merciful

All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be upon Muhammad and his pure household.

Wednesday 8th December 2010 is the first day of Muharram 1432 A.H. in the Middle East and Europe

The tenth day (Ashura) will be on Friday 17th December 2010.

On this sad occasion of the martyrdom of Abi Abdillah Al Hussain (a.s.) we extend our condolences to the Muslim world and to Imam Hussain’s pure household.

Sayed Sistani

Fadhallah has it on Tuesday, and Sayed Sistani on Wednesday..

This is a joke. Ashura on different days? What has the world come to ? I don't like this at all.

Eltemase Doa.

If we can have Eids on different days we can also have Ashura on different days. These are the same moon sighting issues in the jurisprudence. There is no need to worry. Just go by your local calender. The problem is when people in the same city/region commemorate Ashura on different days just as they celebrated eid on different days.

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