5th Month - Jumada Al-Awwal
Jumada al-Awwal is not a special month of worship. However, Allah (SWT) and His messenger the Prophet (SAW) recommend voluntary acts. For instance, giving sadaqah jaariyah, reciting the Qur’an, istighfar and performing voluntary prayers all year round.
It is important to use your time wisely. For the Believer, every moment, every day is a precious opportunity for reward and to wipe sins away with good deeds.
What is Jumada Al-Awwal ?
Jumada al-Awwal is the fifth month of the Islamic (hijri) calendar. It is also referred to as Jumada al-Ula.
Jumada al-Awwal is the fifth month of the Islamic Calendar. There are no specific deeds associated with this month, but many important Islamic events took place, which we can reflect on and draw important lessons from.
Some scholars believe that Jumada al-Awwal was the month in which the Prophet (PBUH) married Sayyida Khadija (RA). This was a very blessed marriage, and the children and descendants from their marriage went on to enlighten Islam and spread Islam.
Some narrations mention Sayyida Khadija (RA)to be one of only 4 women in Islam who have achieved perfect faith. She was the first person to accept Islam, and provided constant emotional and financial support to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Some scholars have opined that Sayyida Zainab (RA), the granddaughter of the Prophet (PBUH) through his beloved daughter Sayyida Fatima Zahra (AS) was born on 5th Jumada al-Awwal. Sayyida Zainab (RA) was one of the bravest and most eloquent women in Islamic history and is a great role model for Muslim women today. She endured great hardships throughout her life, including the death of her beloved mother and witnessing her loved ones being martyred before her eyes during the Battle of Karbala.
She is known for having immense faith in Allah and upholding high moral standards, manifested in the powerful speech she delivered in the court of Yazid after the Battle of Karbala, where she fearlessly made a stand against tyranny.
Another significant event to take place in Jumada Al-Awwal, is the Mu’tah battle between 100, 000 Roman and Arab troops, and just 3, 000 Muslim soldiers. Despite being heavily outnumbered, Allah granted victory to the Muslims.
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