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Many of us Alhamdulillah are muslims by birth and thus we "tend" to learn Islam through our peers. But before we do something under the tag of Islam we never ask ourselves the following questions:
- Did our prophet PBUH do it? Did any of the prophets do it?!?!
- If others are doing it? Why are they doing it?
I’ve decided that I’m going to discuss with my fellow Muslims about one such topic in each episode and I would appreciate if I get some feedback.
Lets see what the Encyclopedia has to say. This is a quotation from Wikipedia:
Arba’een (Arabic: اربعين, means "forty"), or Chehlum, as it is known by Urdu-speaking Muslims, is a Shi’a Muslim religious observation that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura, the commemoration of the martyrdom of Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad which falls on the 20th day of the month of Safar.
To read more follow this link – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chehlum
Did our prophet PBUH do it? Did any of the prophets do it?!?!
I couldn’t find anything from Qur’an/Hadith that supports this and this is what the scholars have to say:
If others are doing it? Why are they doing it?
Culture, tradition, ignorance and the list goes on. What do you think? Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below. I hope we can create a platform where we can discuss such “ignored” yet serious topics. As Muslims we cannot afford to turn a blind eye to this otherwise we will be held accounted for. Once again don’t take everything in this post for granted. Do your own research, ask the scholars around you and when you finally find the truth, share it with us and your family members.
Allah knows best