Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar, and it is a time for reflection, mourning, and remembrance. It is the month when the Battle of Karbala took place, which is considered one of the most significant events in Islamic history. It is important for Muslims to observe this month with the right mindset and practices.
In this article, we will explore 10 Adhkaar and Nawafil for Muharram 2023, which can help us get closer to Allah and attain blessings during this sacred month.
When will the 10th Muharram in 2023?
The Day of Ashura or 10 Muharram 2023 is expected to take place on the 28th or 29th of July 2023 (9th and 10th Muharram accordingly).
Adhkaar for Muharram 2023
What is Adhkaar?
Adhkaar refers to the remembrance of Allah through specific words, phrases, or actions that have been recommended by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Adhkaar helps us to stay mindful of Allah and bring us closer to Him. Here are some Adhkaar that are recommended for Muharram 2023:
Takbeer is the Arabic phrase meaning “Allahu Akbar,” which means Allah is the Greatest. It is recommended to recite Takbeer during the first ten days of Muharram. Muslims can recite Takbeer after each prayer or at any other time during the day.
Tasbeeh refers to the recitation of the phrase “Subhan Allah,” which means Glory be to Allah. Muslims can recite Tasbeeh at any time of the day, but it is especially recommended to do so after Fajr and Maghrib prayers.
Istighfar means seeking forgiveness from Allah for our sins and shortcomings. Muslims can recite Istighfar throughout the day, but it is especially recommended to do so in the morning and evening.
Durood refers to the recitation of blessings upon Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims can recite Durood during any time of the day, but it is especially recommended to do so after each prayer.
Nawafil for Muharram 2023
What is Nawafil?
Nawafil refers to voluntary prayers that Muslims can perform in addition to the obligatory prayers. Nawafil helps us to earn more rewards and blessings from Allah. Here are some Nawafil that are recommended for Muharram 2023:
Two Rakat Salatul Taubah
Salatul Taubah refers to the prayer of repentance. Muslims can perform this prayer at any time of the day, but it is especially recommended to do so after committing a sin or at the time of seeking forgiveness from Allah.
Two Rakat Salatul Hajat
Salatul Hajat refers to the prayer for fulfilling one’s needs and desires. Muslims can perform this prayer at any time of the day, but it is especially recommended to do so after Fajr or Isha prayers.
Two Rakat Salatul Ishraq
Salatul Ishraq refers to the prayer performed after the sunrise
Salatul Ishraq refers to the prayer performed after the sunrise. It is recommended to perform this prayer after Salatul Duha. Muslims can perform this prayer in sets of two Rakat.
Four Rakat Salatul Awwabin
Salatul Awwabin refers to the prayer of those who repent. It is recommended to perform this prayer after Maghrib prayer. Muslims can perform this prayer in sets of two Rakat.
سُبْحَانَ اللَّـهُ مِلْءَ لْمِيْزَانْ وَمُنْتَهَى العِلْمَ، وَمَبْلَغَ الْرِضَا، وَزِنَةُ الْعَرْش، لَا مَلْجَاءَ وَلَا مَنْجَا مِنَ اللهِ اِلَا اِلَيْهِ. سُبْحَانَ اللهِ عَدَدَ شَفِيعْ وَالْعَرْشِ، وعَدَدَ كَلِمَاتِ رَبِّنَا التَامَّاتِ كُلِهَا،أَسْأَلُكَ السَّلَامَةَ، بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينْ. وَلَا حَوْلَه وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَا بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِ الْعَظِيْمِ. وَهُوَ حَسْبُنَا اللَّـهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ. نِعْمَ الْمَوْلَىٰ وَنِعْمَ النَّصِيرُ. وَصَل اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ. وَ عَلَي آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ اَجْمَعِينْ.
Recite this Dua 70 times
In conclusion, Muharram is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims should observe this month with the right mindset and practices. Adhkaar and Nawafil are important practices that can help us get closer to Allah and attain blessings during this month. By performing these Adhkaar and Nawafil, Muslims can strengthen their relationship with Allah and receive His mercy and forgiveness.