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Muharram & The fast of Ashurah

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The fast of Ashurah 

9th & 10th Muharram 

OR

10th & 11th of Muharram" (Bayhaaqi).

- "The best fasts after Ramadan, are those in Allah's month, Muharram". (Bukhari & Muslim).

- "The Prophet (S) encouraged the fast of Aashurah". (Abu Daud)

Dates (Based on Makkah) : 

Thursday (21st Sep 2017) will be 1st of Muharram the Muslim new year 1439 AH.

Saturday (30th Sep 2017) will be 10th of Muharram, known as the day of  Ashurah.

Please Consult Your Local Mosque for Exact Dates for Moon sighting that apply to your Locality

The Virtues of Fasting 'Ashurah'

Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both) said: "I never saw the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) so keen to fast any day and give it priority over any other than this day, the day of 'Ashurah', and this month, meaning Ramadhan." [Reported by al-Bukhari, 1867]

To Fast 9th & 10th or 10th &11th Muharram

It is mustahabb (encouraged) to fast Two Days, The 10th &  a Day Preceding or Following the 10th
 
“When the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) fasted on ‘Ashurah’ and commanded the Muslims to fast as well, they said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, it is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.’ The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘If I live to see the next year, in sha Allah, we will fast on the ninth day too.’ But it so happened that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) passed away before the next year came.” (Reported by Muslim, 1916).

Karbala and Imam Husain

10th of Muharram, 61 years after the Hijrah was a Very Sad Day for the Muslim Ummah when Imam Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu the grandson of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam and many from his family were martyred on the plains of Karbala by tyrants professing Iman,  after being deserted by the Kufans who had pledged their unwavering support and allegiance to him.

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