It is one of the 3 months known as Ash hural Hajj (months of Hajj).
In this month supplications made for fulfilment of crucial and very necessary needs are heard and accepted.
The forty days beginning from the 1st of Dhulqa’da are known as Arbaeen Kalimiyya – the forty days which Prophet Musa spent on the mountain ‘talking’ to Divinity.
When Prophet Musa (pbuh) went to Mount Sinai for Munajat (secret conversation) with Allah for thirty nights [Wa waa‘adna Musa thalathina laylatan (and And We made an appointment with Moses for thirty nights- Qur’an 7:142], they actually were the thirty nights of the month of Dhul Qa’da, a month when those who aspire to reach their full potential prepare for ‘Arafa…. Then Allah says “wa atmamnaahu bi ‘ashr” (And we completed them with ten [more days]-Qur’an, 7:142). And these are the first ten days of Dhul Hijja….. Having undergone specific stages of spiritual change, Musa (pbuh) finally asks to for vision. He says, “Rabbi arini anzuru ilayk” (My Lord, show [Yourself] to me, that I may look* at You!’- Qur’an, 7:143).
*Prophet Musa (pbuh) did not aspire for vision through the physical eye but through the heart…..
The Musa of Karbala said:
I left the entire creation in Your Desire
And made my family orphans so that I may see You
So even if you cut me into pieces in my love for You
My heart would not incline to other than You
EVENTS OF THE MONTH OF DHULQA’DA
4th Treaty of Hudaibiya
11th Birthday of Imam Ali Ar-Ridha (pbuh)
25th Dahwul Ardh
29th Death anniversary of Imam Muhammad At-Taqi (pbuh)