Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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i want to ask about the second month of islamic year ,safar,. people say that this is very hard month ,in this month everyone suffers from different problems ,and people also sy thta huzooor salallaho alaih e wasalm suffered from so many problems ,death of hazrat ayesha sadika also is in this month. well i havent so belive on these things but i wnt surity about it.still i havent experienced any thing like that. plz clear it . i ll be thank full to u
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Superstition month of safar
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Every single moment, every hour, every day, every week, every month, and every year belongs to Allah Subhanah Alone….and if one is blessed to be alive, one should be grateful to their Lord for bestowing and allowing the time to do deeds which would bring them closer to His Mercy and His Forgiveness.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 35:
35 Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good (only) by way of trial: to Us must ye return.
Dear and beloved Sister in Islam, trials, afflictions, etc. are not at all determined by time, or by the sun or the moon, or by the movement of the celestial bodies, or by the advent of any day or week or month…..trials and afflictions are dependent entirely upon the Will and Decree of the Lord Most High, and it is the All-Knowing All-Wise Lord who tries His slaves through good and through evil, to see who amongst them is the best in deeds.
Allah says in the Holy Quran in Chapter 67 Surah Al Mulk verse 2:
He (Allah) created death and life that He may test you, to see which of you is the best in deeds.
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.1
Abu Hurairah narrates that the Prophet (saws) said: "When Allah wants to be good to someone, He tries him with some hardship."
Abu Hurairah reports that Allah's Messenger (saws) said: "For every misfortune, illness, anxiety, grief, or hurt that afflicts a Muslim -even the hurt caused by the pricking of a thorn - Allah removes some of his sins."
Suhaib ibn Sinan narrated that the Prophet (saws) said: "How remarkable is the case of the believer! There is good for him in everything, but this is not the case for anyone except for the believer. When the believer receives any good, he is thankful to Allah, and gets a reward. And when some misfortune befalls him, he endures it patiently, for which he is (also) rewarded."
If one assumes or believes that one has received (or will receive) some good or some misfortunate or affliction has befallen (or will befall) them due to the advent of a particular day or month or year, or because of the movements of the sun or the moon or the heavenly bodies, or because of anyone or anything other than the Will and Decree of Allah Subhanah….then without an iota of a doubt, one would be guilty of the heinous abomination of ‘shirk’ in the Sight of Allah Subhanah!
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.807 Narrated by Zaid bin Khalid Al Juhani
The Prophet (saws) led us in the Fajr prayer at Hudaibiya after a rainy night. On completion of the prayer, he (saws) faced the people and said, "Do you know what your Lord has Said (Revealed)?" The people replied, "Allah and His Messenger (saws) know best." He (saws) said, "Allah has said, 'In this morning some of my slaves remained as true believers and some became non-believers; whoever said that the rain was due to the Blessings and the Mercy of Allah had belief in Me and they disbelieved in the stars, and whoever said that it rained because of a particular star had no belief in Me but believes in that star.' "
Every good and every affliction that befalls one happens with the Precise Will and Decree of the Lord Most High Alone. Allah is our witness sister, there is absolutely no evidence in the Quran or the Sunnah to believe or assume that the month of ‘Safar’ or any other day, or week, or month, or year (or anyone or anything in creation) can bring about more afflictions and trials on one than any other day, or week, or month or year! If one were to believe in such a baseless lie and superstition, without an iota of a doubt, they would be guilty of the unforgivable and heinous crime of ‘shirk’ in the Sight of the Lord Most Majestic!
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,