Dhul Hijja 10th Hijrah is celebrated as the Eid al-Mubahala. On this
historical occasion, Islam emerged triumphantly against Christianity.
The historical event of Mubahala also reveals the exalted status of the
Ahlul Bayt[Family of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)].This milestone event in
Islamic history since then has assumed the significance of Eid in the
history of Islam.
Dua for Eid-e-Mubahila
reports there are a number of A'maal to be performed on Eid-e-Mubahila
which falls on Zilhajj 24. among them is "Dua-e-Mubahila"
(as) has explained a lot of benefits for reciting this dua:
"O Allah I ask
Thee to give me from Thy brilliance that beautifies, and all Thy glories
are radiantly brilliant, O Allah I beseech Thee in the name of all Thy
glories. O Allah I ask Thee to give me from Thy majesty that gives
grandeur, and all Thy majestic powers are strongly sublime; O Allah I
beseech Thee in the name of all Thy powers.
Eid al-Mubahala: The Historical Occasion of the
The 24th of Dhul Hijjah marks the
anniversary of the auspicious occasion of Mubahala – a challenge of
religious debate and calling up God’s curse on liars. The historical
event of Mubahala also reveals the exalted status of the Ahlul Bayt
(a.s.) This is the day of victory of Muslims over Christians and was
such an important event that ever since it is celebrated as a day of Eid
by Muslims. The event of Mubahala occurred in the 10th of Hijrah.
حَآجَّكَ فِيهِ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ فَقُلْ تَعَالَوْاْ
نَدْعُ أَبْنَاءنَا وَأَبْنَاءكُمْ وَنِسَاءنَا وَنِسَاءكُمْ وَأَنفُسَنَا
وأَنفُسَكُمْ ثُمَّ نَبْتَهِلْ فَنَجْعَل لَّعْنَةُ اللّهِ عَلَى
If any one
disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge hath come
to thee, say: "Come! Let us gather together, - our sons and your sons,
our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves: Then let us
earnestly pray, and invoke the curse of Allah on those who lie!"
When Islam began to spread
there were some tribes, which professed Christianity.
After the expedition to Tabuk some Christian tribes were converted to
Islam. Some Christian tribes chose not to change their faith, but they
accepted the suzerainty of the Muslims and agreed to pay them an annual
Towards the close of the
ninth year of Hegira, embassies from all parts of Arabia came
uninterruptedly to the Holy Prophet at Medina, to profess Islam and to
declare the adherence of their tribes to Prophet Muhammad. (Mention is
made in the Holy Quran about this in Sura CX AN- NASR) (The Help).
Historical Occasion of the Victory of Islam
In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.
O Allah! Send your blessings to the head of your Messengers and the Last
of your Prophets Muhammad ( S.A..W. ), and his pure and cleansed
Glorious Quran Chapter 3 Verse 61:
In the 9th year after Hijrah, Prophet Mohammed sent a letter to the
Christians of Najran inviting them to accept Islam. As their response,
the Christians sent fourteen representatives to study the facts of
Islam. After discussion and disputes, the Christians declared
"Mubahala". This word is taken from the Arabic root "Bahlah" meaning
curse. So the word means to curse each other. From both sides they
were to bring their closest kin and friends to pray to Allah to curse
the other. On the 24th Zilhajj Prophet Mohammed left his house with
Imam Ali, Hassan, Hussain, and his daughter Fatima. With the Holly
Prophet they prayed to Allah. When the Christians saw who the Prophet
brought, they refrained from the "Mubahala". The Prophet gave them two
choices: accepting Islam as their religion or come to certain terms.
They agreed to certain terms such as signing a peace treaty and paying
an annual fee.