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Action Plan for the Holy Month of Muharram

IslamicFinder  .  Monday July 17, 2023
 . Spirituality

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, holds immense significance for Muslims worldwide. It is a time of renewal, self-reflection, and increased devotion. In this article, we will explore practical ways to make the most of Muharram, backed by Hadith and Quranic references. By engaging in fasting, Quran recitation, Dhikr, gratitude, and charity, we can enhance our spiritual connection with Allah (SWT) and reap the abundant rewards this blessed month offers.


Fasting on the 10th day of Muharram (Ashura) is highly recommended and carries great rewards. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, 

"The best fasting after Ramadan is the month of Allah, Muharram" (Sahih Muslim).

Fasting on Ashura is a means to expiate sins from the previous year, providing an opportunity for us to seek forgiveness and reflect on our actions.

Recite Quran:

Muharram is an excellent time to reconnect with the Quran, the divine guidance for humanity. Set aside dedicated time each day to recite and reflect upon its verses. Allah (SWT) says in the Quran, 

"So, recite from the Quran as much as may be easy for you" (Al-Muzzammil 73:20). 

By reciting and pondering over the words of Allah, we can attain spiritual nourishment and guidance.

Do loads of Dhikr:

Engaging in Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) is a powerful way to strengthen our bond with the Creator. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, 

"The people who will be nearest to me on the Day of Resurrection will be those who supplicate Allah more often" (Tirmidhi)

Keep a gratitude journal:

Practicing gratitude is essential in any season, and Muharram provides a wonderful opportunity to develop this habit. Allah (SWT) reminds us in the Quran, 

"If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]" (Ibrahim 14:7). 

Keep a gratitude journal during this month and regularly jot down the blessings you are grateful for. Reflecting on these blessings will foster a sense of contentment and strengthen your connection with Allah.

Give charity:

Muharram is a time of generosity and compassion. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, 

"Charity extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire" (Tirmidhi). 

Give Sadaqah (charity) to those in need, as it not only multiplies our rewards but also serves as a means of expiating sins and protecting against calamities.

As the sacred month of Muharram unfolds, let us seize the opportunity to engage in acts of worship, self-reflection, and acts of kindness. By fasting, reciting the Quran, engaging in Dhikr, expressing gratitude, and giving charity, we can maximize the blessings and rewards of this auspicious month. May Allah (SWT) guide us on the path of righteousness and grant us spiritual growth and tranquility throughout Muharram and beyond.

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