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Why is Muharram called the month of Allah?

Question

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

 

Answer

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

‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) further explains, The name 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 changed the name to Muharram once Islam had come. 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)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

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