What is meant by ‘The month of Allah Muharram’? Why is it called the month of Allah?



The commentators of Hadith explain that Muharram is attributed to Allah Ta’ala to enhance the greatness of this month and to show its virtue.

‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) further explains that Muharram is an Islamic name contrary to the other months, as their names remained as they were in the days of Jahiliyyah (Pre-Islamic era).

Muharram was referred to as ‘Safar Al Awwal’. Allah Ta’ala changed the name to Muharram at the advent of Islam. Therefore this month is referred to as the month of Allah.

(Refer: Ad Dibaj ‘Ala Sahih Muslim ibn Al Hajjaj of ‘Allamah Suyuti, Hadith: 2747 and Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 740)



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