The Sacred Month | Dhul Qa’da
Surely, the number of months according to Allah is twelve (as written) in the Book of Allah on the day He created the heavens and the Earth, of which there are Four Sacred Months. [Quran 9:36]
The four sacred months are Rajab, Dhul Qa’da, Dhul Hijjah, and Muharram.
Don’t Harm Others
Dhul-Qa’dah is a sacred month in which we are encouraged to be at peace with each other.
Let Dhul-Qa’dah be a month of healing your relationships, whether at home or work. Try not to be irritable, short-tempered, or resentful. Be someone who stays in peace rather than participating in negativity, even if it’s just by saying Salam to people.
Good deeds are more rewardable at the Ka’bah, and sins are more serious; in the same way, our deeds are heavier on the scales in the sacred months like Dhul Qa’dah.
“Injustice during the Sacred Months is worse and graver than injustice in other months. Verily, injustice is always wrong, but Allah makes things graver than others as He will.” [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]
The Significance of Dhul Qa’da
Dhul Qa’da is a month of great spiritual significance in Islam.
In Dhul Qa’da, many Muslims observe special rituals and practices, including fasting, prayer, and charity. The month of Dhul Qa’da is a time of forgiveness and renewal. Many Muslims use this time to reflect on their lives and make amends with others.
In addition to these spiritual practices, the month of Dhul Qa’da is also marked by several important events in Islamic history. For example, the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah marks a significant reconciliation between the Muslims and the Meccans, which is believed to have been signed this month.