Currently Browsing: muharram

Safar: One of The Four Sanctified Months

Safar is the second month in the Islamic calendar and is regarded as one of the four sanctified months. Over time, many have tainted the sanctity of the month by referring to it as an unlucky month. In fact, many go as far as believing that any celebratory occasions (including weddings) should not be held […]

CONTINUE READING

Du’as For The Beginning of a New Islamic Year or Month

The Islamic new year is upon us! With Muharram being the first Islamic month as well as a sacred month, there are many ways of taking advantage. Muslim scholars of the past have placed a great emphasis on increasing goods deeds, fasting, glorifying God and giving to charity within this sacred month. What’s more, according […]

CONTINUE READING

Muharram: A New Beginning

Muslims around the world tend to become hopeless when the Hajj season is over. With Ramadhan having passed us, the two Eids over and people settling back in upon returning from Hajj, many become despondent as they eagerly await the moment for another spiritual boost in next year’s Ramadhan. For those of us in this […]

CONTINUE READING

Muḥarram – A Month To Rekindle Faith

Since the great migration (hijra) from Makkah to Madīnah, Muslims have been using the Islamic (hijri) calendar as the standard measure of time. The creation of the Islamic calendar was a great feat. It took a culture and transformed it into a civilisation. The calendar plays an important role in dictating dates for major acts […]

CONTINUE READING

The Battle of Karbala explained

The Battle of Karbala was fought on the bare deserts on the way to Kufa on October 10, 680  (10 Muharram 61 AH). Both Husayn ibn Ali and his brother Abbas ibn Ali were buried by the local Banī Asad tribe, at what later became known as the Mashhad Al-Husayn. The battle itself occurred as a result […]

CONTINUE READING

What is Muharram: the Islamic New Year?

The new moon signals the beginning of the month of Muharram. The Hijri New Year is the name given to the first day of the month. Muharram marks the anniversary of the battle of Karbala, when the grandson of Muhammad (P.B.U.H), Imam Hussein ibn Ali, was killed, and is widely commemorated by the Shia Muslim […]

CONTINUE READING

British Muslim Magazine

Welcome to British Muslim Magazine, Britain’s leading Muslim lifestyle magazine offering inspiration, advice, shopping, food and halal travel advice to British Muslim audiences and international travellers. BMM is the perfect choice for everyone who wants to know more about our nation’s rich history and traditions.