Friday, 23 December 2016

Notable Events on the 10th of Muharram

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

On the 10th day of Muharram, Allah (s.w.t.) Honoured many prophets.  According to some narrations and according to Sufi tradition, it is a Day when the Gates of Allah’s (s.w.t.) Mercy are Opened.  Here is a summary of some of the events that took place on this day for this is the day of Deliverance, especially for the prophets of Allah (s.w.t.).  Allah (s.w.t.) Chose Adam (a.s.) to be father of humanity on that day.  Adam (a.s.) was Forgiven his sin after the Fall.  He Raised Idris (a.s.) to Heaven.  He Saved Nuh (a.s.) with his people in the ark.  He Saved Ibrahim (a.s.) from the fire of Namrud.  Ayyub (a.s.) was Delivered from his Test and Healed from his afflictions.  Yunus (a.s.) was Freed from the three layers of darkness.  Musa (a.s.), Harun (a.s.) and the Children of Isra’il were Delivered from Fir’awn’s army and crossed the Red Sea.  Yusuf (a.s.) was freed from prison.  Ya’qub’s (a.s.) blindness was Cured after Yusuf’s (a.s.) shirt was thrown over his eyes.  He Forgave Dawud (a.s.) for his lapse of judgement.  Sulayman (a.s.) was Restored to his kingdom.  He Raised ‘Isa (a.s.) to Heaven and Saved him from crucifixion.  And on that day, our Messenger, the Seal of Messengers whom Allah (s.w.t.) Chose, married Khadijah (r.a.) and He Made him migrate to Madina on that day.  And He Created the heavens and earth on that day and He Created the Pen, al-Qalam, on that day.  And that day was always a Friday.

Imam al-Hamadani (r.a.), one of the greatest muhadditsin, related that when Allah (s.w.t.) Ordered Nuh (a.s.) to build his ship, he built it from 124,000 planks.  And we know in the tafsir of ibn ‘Abbas (r.a.) regarding Surah al-A’araf, that Allah (s.w.t.) Sent 124,000 prophets, and among them were 313 messengers.  When Nuh (a.s.) began to put each plank in place, the names of the prophets appeared on them.  When he reached one plank, number 123,999, the name of Muhammad (s.a.w.) appeared on plank 124,000.  Nuh (a.s.) knew that he was the last prophet.  He then needed four more planks to complete the ship.  As soon as he put these, the names of the four rightly-guided caliphs appeared on those planks.  Allah (s.w.t.) Said to him, “For the sake of Muhammad, I will Save this ship.”  Imam al-Hamadani (r.a.) said, “For Allah’s Love of them, He Put their names on that ship.”  Whoever loves the Prophet (s.a.w.) and his companions, Allah (s.w.t.) Loves them.


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