How many months are there in the Islamic calendar, and what are their names?
There are 12 months in the Islamic calendar. Names are as follows:MuharramSafarRabiul AuwwalRabius SaniJamadial AuwwalJamadius SaniRajabShabanRamadanShawwalZil QadZil Hijja (month of Hajj)
A Question Meant for Quranists Concerning the Sacred Months (all welcome)?
Hello, I am a Muslim (Qur'aniyoon if there must needs be a label). Read this explanation followed by the question asked: "The pilgrimage is (performed in) the well-known months; so whoever determines the performance of the pilgrimage therein, there shall be no intercourse nor fornication nor quarrelling amongst one another; and whatever good you do, Allah knows it; and make provision, for surely the provision is the guarding of oneself, and be careful (of your duty) to Me, O men of understanding." Qur’an 2:197 It is implied that the "well-known months" are Dhu al-Hijja, Muharram, Safar, and Rabee’ Awwaland (see 9:1-5 below). They were considered sacred in pre-Islamic times (hence “well-known”). They may not be the traditional non-consecutive months of Rajab, Dhu al-Qa'da, Dhu al-Hijja and Muharram since: "(This is a declaration of) immunity by Allah and His Messenger towards those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement." Qur’an 9:1 "So go about in the land for four months and know that you cannot weaken Allah and that Allah will bring disgrace to the unbelievers." Qur’an 9:2 "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them..." Qur’an 9:5 This announcement was made in the month preceding the four consecutive sacred months: http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/quran/maududi/mau9.html *** I was wondering if there was a more in-depth analysis of the Sacred Months in pre-Islamic times? I am not looking for anyone's reasons why Qur'aniyoon are Kuffar but just any non-Hadith scholarly/historical evidence to support or refute the above. Thankyou
What's the point of fasting for someone else?
I understand that according to the Sunnah, it is permissible in certain occasions to fast on someone's behalf, but can somebody explain to me how's that compatible with Qur'an, which clearly teaches that no soul shall carry the burden of another? And let's say that a person is dead and I'm fasting on his behalf (or performing Hajj). How can a dead person benefit from MY deeds anyway? Shouldn't I be the one who benefits? I'm confused on this one.
What is a good month for Umrah 2019?
What I have heard about the people of Makkah, may Allaah increase it in honour, is that they are accustomed to performing ‘Umrah a great deal in Rajab. This is something for which I know of no basis, rather it is proven in the hadeeth that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “ ‘Umrah in Ramadaan is equivalent to Hajj.”It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said to a woman of the Ansaar: “What kept you from performing Hajj with us?” She said: We only have two camels and the father of her son and her son had gone for Hajj on one camel, and he left us the other camel so that we could carry water on it. He said: “When Ramadaan comes, go for ‘Umrah, for ‘Umrah in (that month) is equivalent to Hajj.”Narrated by al-Bukhaari (1782) and Muslim (1256).
Does God require anything extra from you during Dhu'l-Hijjah, when you can't perform the Hajj? Do you practice Islam differently during those days?
Thanks Samantha for A2A.Yes for Muslims who are not going for Hajj there are at least three activities that they can volunteer. But the usual prayers and daily activities continue as usual.Prophet Mohammad encouraged fasting the first nine days of Dhul Hijjah month, specially the nineth day which is the best day of the whole year, where the piligrims stand on mount Arafah between noon and sunset calling God.After sunrise of tenth day Muslims attend the special prayer of Eid.Also they can present cattle scarifices on the tenth day and the following three days, where the meat can be split and distributed in 3 partials; to the needy, to your close nieghbours, and to your family.Whoever doing this sacrifice, for the males only, are to quit cutting or shaving their beards, and cutting their nails, till the sacrifice is done.And during these days it is highly recommended to call God on every instance. And If you are fasting the nineth day with sincerety you may win God forgiveness for the past year.Because of the importance of these ten days, Almighty God has sworn by these days as mentioned in Qur’an chapter 89 Al Fajer (the dawn):(1) - وَالْفَجْرِ By the dawn (2) - وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ And [by] ten nights (3) - وَالشَّفْعِ وَالْوَتْرِ And [by] the even [number] and the odd (4) - وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَسْرِ And [by] the night when it passes, (5) - هَلْ فِي ذَٰلِكَ قَسَمٌ لِذِي حِجْرٍ Is there [not] in [all] that an oath [sufficient] for one of perception?
"Live in Rajab and you will see a wonder." What is the meaning of this Arab saying?
Thanks for A2AIt a very old pre-Islamic Arabic proverb. Used at instances of warning somebody that if he lives long enough shall see how events change.In Arabic it is spelled as: عش رجبا ترى عجبا. Rajab is the 7th month of the Arabic lunar calendar, and one of four months that Tribal Arabs agreed to put arms aside, and be peaceful, the other three are the 11th, 12th, and 1st months of the year. Which are months of travelling to and back for Hajj, pilgrimage to Makkah, where peace is a must to complete the Hajj journey.It could be related to that event of putting up arms, but the proverb has nothing to do with superstitions, nor to seeing wonders.One other probable story is that of an old man who divorced his wife out of ill manners, and she got married again. When the new husband met the ex, he mentioned that his ex-wife is being very nice to him, the ex husband replied: live the month and you'll see, that month happened to be Rajab. Hence the rhymed Arabic proverb: E'sh Rajaban Tara AjabanThere are couple of other stories about it that circle about similar events, but the thing is pretty ancient.Today there is a similar slang proverb عيش كتير بتشوف كتير Live long and you'll see or experience a lot. Perhaps it is a more closer interpretation of the above old proverb.
Quranists/Hadith-Rejecters: What is your stance on each of the following subjects?
im not a quranist, but youre just going to get different answers from each quranist understanding it in their own way. ive chatted to quranists on the internet that dont pray salaah as we understand it and some that do, some who believe in hijab and some who dont, some who accept some hadith, some who accept none at all etc etc its basically like a different sect or even religion for each individual quranist. ------------------------- EDIT why do people reply in a hostile way when answering these questions? they dont seem insulting and asked in a very polite way to hear others views. trying to turn it into an argument or debate when theyre simple questions. ------------------------ EDIT i dont understand why im getting thumbs down, just look at the different beliefs of just 3 quranists who answered the questions. 1 believes how we pray is not in quran who says that he doesnt believe in doing "sit ups" to pray, another believes in 3 times and another believes in 5... one says pre marital dating is haram, while another says its not, each criticizing the opposite view, same with hijab, they all disagree when hajj is performed. this is what i mean by every individual quranist is practically a different sect or religion than the other quranist. they only agree on not using hadith