Muharram: Start of the Islamic New Year
The 3rd of October was the start of the Islamic year 1438AH, marking the 1st day of Muharram. It is recommended to fast on the day before the 10th of Muharram & the day of Ashura Tues 11th Oct,or on Ashura and the day after.
The Stone of Justice
A wonderful story from the past, plainly demonstrating the significance of social justice in Islam.
It is narrated on the authority of Jabir that Numan b. Qaufal came to the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and said: 'Would I enter Paradise if I say the obligatory prayers and deny myself that which is forbidden and treat that as lawful what has been made permissible (by the Shariah)'? The Holy Prophet(pbuh) replied in the affirmative.[Sahih Muslim]