Significance of 9th, 10th day of Muharram

  • Significance of 9th,10th day of Muharram

    The month of Muharram is the first month of the Islamic Hijrah calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. The word “Muharram” means “Forbidden” and is derived from the word haram, meaning “sinful”. It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days, because it had been a few days since the water supply was cut off by the enemy. Children were crying for water, the women were desperate for water. Imam Hussain shows patience. The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura. The Battle of Karbala took place on Muharram 10th. Husayn's suffering and death became a symbol of sacrifice "in the struggle for right against wrong, and for justice and truth against wrongdoing and falsehood. Finally, the day of Ashura dawned upon the soil of Karbala. It was the day when Jihad would be in full bloom, blood would be shed, 72 innocent lives would be sacrificed, and a decisive battle would be won to save Islam and the Ummah. The tragedy of Karbala taught humanity. We get awareness from Karbala, we should aware about truth and lie, we don’t accept cruelty and we should fight against cruelty. The life of Hazrat Hussain (A.S) is a best example for us to stand against cruelty.