Monday, 5 December 2016
The Prophet (s.a.w.) Celebrated Significant Historical Events
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Ustadz Fakhruddin Owaisi at-Tijani wrote, the Prophet (s.a.w.) celebrated great historical events. The Prophet (s.a.w.) always made the connection between religious events and historical events, so that when the time returned for a significant event, he reminded his swahabah to celebrate that day and to emphasise it, even if it had happened in the distant past. This principle can be found in the following hadits of Swahih al-Bukhari and others: “When the Prophet (s.a.w.) reached Madina, he saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Ashura’. He asked about that day and they told him that on that day, Allah Saved their prophet, Musa (a.s.) and drowned their enemy. Therefore, they fast on that day to thank Allah for that Favour.”
At that, the Prophet (s.a.w.) responded, “We have more right to Musa than you,” and he used to fast that day and the day preceding it.