Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
4-6-13, Toyokawa, Ibaraki City , Osaka , Japan. Tel/Fax: 0726-43-7420
The Sacred Month of Muharram
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Praise be to Allah, prayer and peace be upon the Master of Messengers, our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), his family and companions.
The great month of Muharram began on 11 th September 2018. It is the first month of the Hijri calendar and is one of the four sacred months, Muharram is so called because it is a sacred (muharram) month; this further emphasizes its sanctity.
Allah Almighty says:
﴿ إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْراً فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ مِنْهَا أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ فَلَا تَظْلِمُوا فِيهِنَّ أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَقَاتِلُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَافَّةً كَمَا يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ كَافَّةً وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ ﴾ (سورة التوبة: 36).
Meaning: “Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred, (i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th and the 12th months of the Islamic calendar). That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein” [Surat at-Tawbah 9:36].
It was narrated by al-Bukhari from Abu Bakrah (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him): “… The year is twelve months, of which four are sacred: three consecutive months, Dhu al-Qa‘dah, Dhu al-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab of Mudar which comes between Jumada and Sha‘ban.”
It was proven from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that the best fasting after Ramadan is fasting in the month of Muharram. It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The best fasting after Ramadan is the month of Allah Muharram, and the best prayer after the obligatory prayer is prayer at night.” Narrated by Muslim.
The virtue of fasting ‘Ashoora’:
‘Ashoora’ is the 10th of Muharram, and fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ expiates for the sins of the past year, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Fasting the day of ‘Arafah I hope Allah will expiate thereby my sins of the year before it and the year after it, and fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allah will expiate thereby my sins of the year that came before it.” Narrated by Muslim.
This is by the bounty that Allah bestows upon us, whereby fasting one day expiates for the sins of a whole year. And Allah is the Owner of great bounty.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to be very keen to make sure he fasted on the day of ‘Ashoora’ because of its great status. It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I never saw the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) so keen to make sure he fasted any day and preferring it over another except this day, the day of ‘Ashoora’, and this month – meaning Ramadan. Narrated by al-Bukhari.
What is meant by being keen to make sure he fasted it is so as to earn its reward.
May Allah accept us and help us to do good deeds constantly. May He also help us to take advantage of time as it pleases Him.
Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy
Imam of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
Friday & Saturday Program
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We would like to invite all of you to this week's Friday and Saturday programs at Osaka Ibaraki Mosque. We encourage you to come for the chance to increase our knowledge about Islam.
1. 12:00 - 13:00 Friday Prayer.
2. 13:00 - 14:00 Free Consultation. If you have a question or have something to discuss with Imam, Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy, please feel free to come to Masjid during this time.
If you cannot come to the Masjid, you can contact Imam, Mohsen during the given time at this number: 090-6608-7494 (Au).
1. 16: 00 Asr Prayer.
2. 16:15 - 17:45 Children Class.
3. 17 : 45 - 18:30 Qur’an reading and Tajweed class.
4. 18: 30 Maghrib Prayer .
5. 18 : 45 - 19:45 Seerah Class.
6. 19:45 - 20:30 Saturday Program, lecture by Imam Mohsen on: (Some important lesson from Hajj -3-) .
7. 20:30 - 20:45 Isha prayer.
8. 21:00 - Dinner.
Japanese version of this announcement:
金曜日 (14 ・ 09 ・ 2018) ：
1. 12:00 - 13:00
2. 13:00 - 14:00
金曜日の礼拝先生との自由相談相談することがあればこの時間帯に 大阪茨木モスクに来ていただくか先生までお電話下さい。 090-6608-7494 (Au)
土曜日（ 15 ・ 09 ・ 2018) ：
1. 16:00 アシャル礼拝
2. 16:15 - 17:45 子どものクラス
3. 17:45 - 18:30 コーラン読みのクラス
4. 18: 30 マグリーブ礼拝
5. 18:45 - 19:45 預言者モハメッドの伝記のクラス
6. 19:45 - 20:30 土曜日の特別クラスイシャの礼拝夕食
7. 20:30 - 20:15 イシャの礼拝
8. 21: 00 - 夕食
Eid Al-Adha 2018/1439
Eid Al-Fitr 2018/1439
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