THE KARAITE ISRAEL MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
AL-KHIDR THE HIDDEN HERO WHO SAVED THE JUDADEANS FROM EXTERMINATION:
The Book of Esther informs us of a plot to exterminate the Judadeans. 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.
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.
The hidden heroism of Al-Khidr 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.
" 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 means that under the decree of Esther the Judeans were not permitted to eat the required Passover meal.
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..)
According to that which has been maintained by the Alevis, the three day Fast of Al-Khidr known as Hizr Orucu concludes on the Second Thursday in the 12th month of February which corresponds to the 12th month of Adaru.
It is the three day Fast of Hizr Oruco which serves as the appropriate replacement for the original Fast of Esther.
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 FAST OF AL-KHIDR
The Fast of Al-Khidr known as Hizr Orucu is a three day fast which concludes at the end of the second Thursday of the 12th month of Adaru This is tracked in accordance with the numerics of the Solar Calendar of Enoch
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).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 2017 IS FEBRUARY 7th - 9th