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Concerning the special qualities of the Day of ‘Ashura’

Posted by al Adaab on December 10, 2010

The Eleventh Discourse

Concerning the special qualities of the Day of ‘Ashura’

Adapted from “Al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq” Volume Three, Eleventh Discourse

By Sultan Muhyuddin Sayyidinaa Shaikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani Radhi Allahu ‘anhu

As translated b Sidi Muhtar Holland [Rahimuhullah] and published by al-Baz Publications

www.al-baz.com

Allah (Exalted is He) has told Us:

The number of the months in the sight of Allah is twelve months.

[They were already inscribed] in the Book of Allah on the day when He created the heavens and the earth;    four of them are sacred.] 9:36

The Month of Muharram is one of the four sacred months. {al-ashhur al-muharrama} in the sight of Allah (Exalted is He). It includes the day of Ashura, and Allah (Exalted is He) enormously enhances the recompense of those who worshipfully obey Him on that day.

As we are reliably informed by [Sayyidinaa] Shaikh Abu Nasr [Muhammad ibn al-Banna], Allah’s Messenger [Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim] once said:

If someone observes a day of fasting during Muharram, for every such day he will be credited with thirty days.

According to another traditional report, transmitted by Maimun ibn Mihran on the authority of [Sayyidinaa] Ibn Abbas (May Allah ta’ ala be pleased with him and his father), Allah’s Messenger [Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim] also said:

If someone fast on the day of Ashura in Muharram, he will be granted the spiritual reward of ten   thousand angels [malak]. If someone fasts on the day of ‘Ashura’ in Muharram, he will be granted the spiritual reward of ten thousand angels [malak]. If someone fasts on the day of ‘Ashura; in Muharram, he will be granted the spiritual reward of ten thousand martyrs [shahid], as well as the spiritual reward of ten thousand pilgrims [hajj] and visitants [mu’tamir]

If someone strokes the head of an orphan with his hand on the day of ‘Ashura’ for every hair on the orphan’s head, Allah ta ála will promote him by one degree in the Garden of Paradise.

If someone provides a believer [mu’min] with a meal to break his fast on the night of ‘Ashura’, it will be just as if the entire Community [Umma] of Muhammad   had broken fast as his guests, and had filled their stomachs to capacity.

“O Messenger of Allah”,   his listeners exclaimed, ‘ it would seem that Allah ta’ ala has given preference to the day of ‘Ashura’ over all the other days!’ “Yes,” said he   as he went on to explain:

Allah (Exalted is He) created the heavens on the day of ‘ Ashura’. He created the mountains on the day of ‘ Ashura. He created the oceans on the day of ‘ Ashura’. He created the Pen [Qalam} on the day of ‘Ashura’. He created the Tablet [Lawh] on the day of ‘Ashura’. He created Adam (peace be upon him) on the day of ‘Ashura’, and He caused him to enter the Garden of Paradise on the day of ‘Ashura’.

[Sayyidinaa]Abraham [Ibrahim] [peace be upon him] was born on the day of ‘Ashura, and Allah ta’ala delivered him form the fiery furnace on the day of ‘Ashura’, then He redeemed his son from being sacrificed on the day of ‘Ashura’. He caused Pharaoh to drown on the day of ‘Ashura’. Allah (Exalted is He) relieved [Sayyidinaa]Job [Ayyub] (peace be upon him) of his trials and tribulations on the day of ‘Ashura’. Read the rest of this entry »

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