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This year, October 25th, 2014 marks the first day of the new Islamic year 1436 Hijri and the first day of the month of Muharram. The month of Muharram is one of the four sacred months of Allah as narrated to us by the prophet (S.A.W.S.). Read the short post at the link below about the other sacred months and the importance of fasting in this blessed month.
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The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The division of time has turned to its original form which was current the day Allah created the heavens and earth. The year consists of twelve months of which four are sacred: three consecutive months, Dhu’l-Qa’dah, Dhu’l-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab of Mudar which comes between Jumada and Sha’baan.” [Hadith mentioned in al-Bukhaari (3167) and Muslim (1679) as narrated from Abu Bakrah (may Allah be pleased with him)]
It was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did not fast any month in full apart from Ramadan, so this hadith is to be understood as meaning that it is it is encouraged to fast a lot in the month of Muharram, not to fast the whole month.