Dhul Qa’dah is the 11th month in the Islamic calendar, and, during this month, fighting is forbidden to allow Muslims to go for Hajj without being harmed. Dhul Qa’dah is one of the four sacred months and translates to ‘the month of truce’ or ‘the month of sitting’, in which Muslims prepare to perform the Hajj pilgrimage in Dhul Hijjah.
When is Dhul Qa’dah?
Dhul Qa’dah is expected to begin on 21 May and end on 18 June 2023.
Significant Events During Dhul Qa’dah
The Battle of the Trench took place in 5 AH in Dhul Qa’dah. In this battle, 3,000 Muslims dug a trench to protect not only themselves but also the city of Madina from the Makkans, who were 10,000 strong. Digging a trench was suggested by Salman Al-Farsi (RA), and it was the trench, with Allah’s (SWT) will, that allowed the Muslims to win this battle.
The Treaty of Hudaibiya was signed during the month of Dhul Qa’dah in 6 AH. It was written by Ali (RA) and signed by the Prophet (PBUH) to ensure a 10-year period of peace between the Makkans and the Muslims in Madina. This was to allow Muslims to attend Makkah to complete pilgrimages.
Another important event that took place during the month of Dhul Qa’dah was that the first Umrah was performed by the Prophet (PBUH) and his companions.
Giving Charity in Dhul Qa’dah
Giving charity at any time is virtuous, but in Dhul Qa’dah, it is immensely rewarded, as this month is a sacred one. Donate to UKIM this Dhul Qa’dah to reap the rewards of giving charity during this month.