Karaite Israelite Mosque of Ascension

 THE KARAITE ISRAEL MOSQUE OF ASCENSION


 

       

THE KARAITE ISRAEL MOSQUE OF ASCENSION

 AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES


(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)




HIZR ORUCU = THE FAST OF AL- KHIDR

THE FAST OF AL-KHIDR

The Fast of Al-Khidr known as Hizr Orucu is a three day fast which begins on the second Tuesday of the 12th month of February which corresponds with Adaru. The 3 day Fast has been maintained by the Turkic Alevis



On the fast of Al-Khidr(Hizr Orucu) Israelites dress in Green in honor of Al-Khidr who is known as the "Green One" meaning the one who restores the Garden of Paradise(Jannah).

Surah 18:31 of the Holy Koran is recited in reference to the believers receiving Green Robes in Paradise(Jannah)

THE FOLLOWING AYAT IS RECITED UPON DRESSING IN GREEN

SURAH 18:31
. These it is for whom are gardens of perpetuity beneath which rivers flow, ornaments shall be given to them therein of bracelets of gold, and they shall wear GREEN ROBES of fine silk and thick silk brocade interwoven with gold, reclining therein on raised couches; excellent the recompense and goodly the resting place.




Fasting takes place on all three days from 6am to 6pm. However there is no drinking water for the entire three day fast. Juices, milk and other Non-Alcoholic drinks are permissible after 6pm and before 6am.





* NOTE: Fasting is not permissible until one reaches the age of Baligh(Puberty) which is 15 years of age. Between the age of 15 and legal adulthood one should receive parental permission for fasting. Anyone who has health concerns or risks should consult a physician before attempting to fast.


THE FAST FOR 2018 IS FEBRUARY 13th - 15th


AL-KHIDR THE HIDDEN HERO WHO SAVED THE JUDADEANS FROM EXTERMINATION:


 The Book of Esther informs us of a plot to exterminate the Judahites. The culprit was a Persian government official named Memucan who is also known as Haman. At a royal dinner engagement Queen Esther informed the Persian King Ahaserus about the wicked and conspiratorial plans of Haman which deceivingly manipulated and undermined the authority of the King.

KING OF PERSIA MEETS AL-KHIDR IN THE GARDEN

  In disgust the King departed and headed towards the Palace Garden. The Garden is an esoteric reference to Al-Khidr who as the "Green Man " is associated with the restoration of the Garden. In fact the Prophet Muhammad once stated that Al-Khidr sat on barren land and it immediately became Green with vegetation.


 When the Persian King returned from the Garden and his meeting with Al-Khidr it proved to be a crucial turning point as the King issued a decree to have Haman killed on the very gallows of which he planned to kill Mordechai. In wisdom Al-Khidr emerged in his own unique role as a last minute savior and thus he instructed and guided the Persian King concerning the salvation of the Judahites and reversing the decree of death which now fell upon Haman and his allies.

ESTHER 9:1
Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)

" Originally the Fast was observed by Esther and the entire people of Israel on the 14th, 15th and 16th of Nisan, immediately after Mordechai was informed of Haman’s decree and of the letter of annihilation which Haman wrote on the 13th of Nisan.  "This meant that under the decree of Esther the Judeans were not permitted to eat the required Passover meal and thus the 3 day Fast could not be commemorated on a yearly basis.


UNION OF ORTHODOX RABBIS
...the Fast could not be permanently fixed for later years in its proper time (because fasting is not permitted during Nisan..)



THE BOOK OF ESTHER CHAPTER 7

So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.

2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.

3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:

4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.

5 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?

6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the PALACE GARDEN: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.

8 Then the king returned out of the PALACE GARDEN into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.

10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.


 The hidden heroism of Al-Khidr(Hizr) in relation to the King of Persia and Queen Esther manifested during the 12th month of Adar and therefore the three day Fast of Hizr Orucu which takes place in the 12th month is accordingly observed as that which replaces the original three day Fast of Esther.

ESTHER 9:1
Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)


" Originally the Fast was observed by Esther and the entire people of Israel on the 14th, 15th and 16th of Nisan, immediately after Mordechai was informed of Haman’s decree and of the letter of annihilation which Haman wrote on the 13th of Nisan.  "This meant that under the Fasting decree of Esther the Judeans were not permitted to eat the required Passover meal and thus the 3 day Fast could not be commemorated on a yearly basis as partaking of the Passover meal was a divinely mandated obligation.


UNION OF ORTHODOX RABBIS
...the Fast could not be permanently fixed for later years in its proper time (because fasting is not permitted during Nisan..)