Download PDF: Jumaadul Oola – The 5th Month of Islamic Calendar
The name of the fifth month in Islam is Jumaadul Oola. The reason that it was named as such is because in this month, the water used to freeze up.
On the 8th of this month, Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali May Allah have mercy on him was born.
On the 15th of this month the incident of Jumal also took place.
(Ajaaaibul Makhluqaat. 45)
Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali May Allah have mercy on him
Name and lineage: His name is Ali and among his appellation are such titles; as Abul Hasan, Abu Turab, Haider, a lion etc. His father’s name is Abu Talib and his mother’s name is Fatimah. Since his father had married his paternal cousin, therefore, Hadrat Ali May Allah have mercy on him could be someone who could be termed a true blood Hashemi. In other words, he is a Hashemi from both his parents’ side. We all know that his father was one of the greatest supporters of the Holy Prophet peace be upon him during the early years of Islam and sadly, even though he never accepted Islam, he was always a great pillar of strength to the Holy Prophet peace be upon him. He was also someone who never allowed the Quraish to harm the Beloved Prophet peace be upon him.
The blessed mother of Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali May Allah have mercy on them, her name was Hadrat Sayyidah Fatimah binte Asad May Allah have mercy on her. After the blessed mother of the Holy Prophet peace be upon him had passed away, she was one of those who took care of the Holy Prophet peace be upon him. In one report, it is mentioned that she accepted Islam and travelled to Madina shareef. When she passed away, the Holy Prophet peace be upon him also placed his blessed garb around her and also lowered her in her grave as a mark of solace for her and as a mark of making this a blessed grave. When people asked him the reason for this, he replied that after Abu Talib, this person was that blessed being who did the greatest favour to him in regards to care and upkeep and also protection.
The blessed birth of Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali May Allah have mercy on him
The mother of Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali May Allah have mercy on him, namely Hadrat Sayyidah Fatimah binte Asad May Allah have mercy on her narrates that during the days of ignorance when she was pregnant with Hadrat Ali May Allah have mercy on him and wanted to bow to the idol, Hubbal, she never used to be able to do this because the young child in her womb created so much of pain and discomfort, that she never managed to bow to this idol. He was also born in the vicinity of the Ka’bah shareef and there is also difference of opinion as to what month this was. Some say it was Rajab (Nuzhatul Majaalis. 171) and some say it was Jumaadul Oola.
(Ajaaibul Makhluqaat 45)
It is mentioned that after he was born, the Holy Prophet peace be upon him went to see him and his name was also kept by the Holy Prophet peace be upon him. The Holy Prophet peace be upon him also placed his blessed tongue in the mouth of Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali May Allah have mercy on him and after sucking on this, he fell off to sleep.
A few days later, a nurse also arrived to feed him but he refused to drink her milk. Hence, the Holy Prophet peace be upon him had to visit the house a few more days so that this young baby could suck on his blessed tongue.
The Nafil in this month
One should read four rakah of Salah on the first night of this month. In each rakah, after the Surah Fatiha, one should read surah Ikhlas eleven times. In reward of this, the person will be given reward equal to nine hundred years of worshipping and nine hundred years of sin will be eliminated from his record of deeds.