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Fasting The Day Of ^Ashoura

FASTING THE DAY OF ^ASHOURA'^Ashura' day lies on the 10th day of Muharram. Fasting the day of ^Ashura' has been unanimously agreed upon by scholars of Islam to be a sunnah deed.Many great events in the history of Islam happened on the day of ^Ashura'. Some of which were as follows :

On this day, Allah saved Prophet Moses from the evil Pharaoh who drowned also on that day.Allah accepted the repentance of Adam after he committed the small sin when he ate from the forbidden tree in Paradise. This was a small sin, however, not one that shows low self-respect.Also on the day of ^Ashura' the Arc of Prophet Noah landed safely on the Mount of Al-Judiyy in Iraq after the flood .

Al-Hussayn son of Imam ^Aliyy was martyred on that day and the battle of “Dhatur-Riqa^” took place on the tenth of Muharram as well.The validity of fasting ^Ashura' started when Prophet Muhammad arrived at Al-Madinah .He saw some Jews fasting ^Ashura'. When he inquired about the reason behind their fasting, they explained to him that this day is special to them because on that day Allah gave Moses victory over Pharaoh. Upon hearing this, Prophet Muhammad said We associate with Moses more than you do. The Prophet said this because Moses was Muslim as all the prophets, and we are more deserving of rejoicing his victory. Then the Prophet continued by urging Muslims to fast the day of ^Ashura' and the day before by saying:If I were to remain alive until Muharram of next year I will fast the ninth and the tenth of that month. Prophet Muhammad specified two days of fasting rather than the single day the Jews used to fast for two reasons: One reason is to differ from the Jews while the other is to assure that they did not miss fasting the tenth of Muharram, due to the possibility of an error in confirming the beginning of Muharram.In the end, we ask Allah to enable us to adhere to the methodology of our Prophet by fulfilling his sunnah and to keep us steadfast on the path of knowledge and obedience Ameen.

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No one is God except Allah. He is Al-Wahid -- the One who has no partner in His God-hood and Al-Ahad – the One clear of the imperfection of being divided into parts. Hence, Allah is not a body and must not be attributed with bodily attributes. He is Allah, Al-‘Awwal – the One Whose existence does not have a beginning. He is Al-Khaliq the Creator Who brings everything from the state of non-existence into the state of existence. He is Allah, the One Who created all creation, including time and place, and is clear of being attributed with time and place.

Our master, our beloved and our great leader Muhammad, is the slave and Messenger of Allah, His chosen and most beloved. Muhammad is treatment for ill-hearts, remedy for ill-bodies and vision for blinded eyes. May Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad and protect his nation from that which he fears for it.

^ashoura' day lies on the 10th day of Muharram. Fasting the day of ^ashoura' has been unanimously agreed upon by scholars of Islam to be a Sunnah deed. Many great events in the history of Islam happened on the day of ^ashoura’. In mentioning these great events we learn important lessons to, remind of hereafter, to put more effort, encourage us and remain steadfast on the path of obedience, and remain steadfast on Islam.

Some of which were as follows :

On this day, Allah saved Prophet Moses from the evil pharaoh who drowned also on that day.

Allah accepted the repentance of Adam after he committed the small sin when he ate from the forbidden tree in paradise. This was a small sin without meanness.

Also on the day of ^ashoura' the arc of prophet Noah landed safely on the mount of Al-Joudiyy in Iraq after the flood.

Al Hussein son of Imam Ali was martyred on that day and the battle of “that-ur-reqaa” took place on the tenth of Muharram as well.

Allah saved Ibrahim from anumrud on 10th Muharrum, In whilst prophet Ibrahim was in Iraq.

Prophet Ayyoub Was ill for 18 years. On 10th Muharram, Allah cured prophet Ayyoub. His Illness was NOT one which made people repel from him. He did NOT place the worm on his body and say eat from the sustenance Allah has granted you, as some ignorant people claim.

Prophet Youseff also returned to his father after all those years!! After his jealous brothers threw him in that well, was later wrongfully imprisoned. He later he became the leader in Egypt!!

The validity of fasting ^ashoura' started when prophet Muhammad arrived at Al-Madina. He saw Jews fasting ^ashoura’. When he inquired about the reason behind their fasting, they explained to him that this day is special to them because on that day Allah gave Moses victory over Pharaoh. Prophet Muhammad then said what means "We are more deserving of Moses than you are". The Prophet said this because Moses was Muslim as all the prophets, and we are more worthies of rejoicing his victory. Then the Prophet continued by urging Muslims to fast the day of ^ashoura' and the day before by saying what means:

If I remain alive until Muharram of next year I will fast the ninth and tenth of it. Prophet Muhammad specified two days of fasting rather than the single day the Jews were fasting for two reasons:

First to differ from the Jews and the second is to assure that they did not miss fasting the tenth of Muharram, due to the possibility of an error in confirming the beginning of Muharram.

In the end, we ask Allah to enable us to adhere to the methodology of our prophet by fulfilling his Sunnah and to keep us steadfast on the path of knowledge and obedience. Ameen.


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التاريخ : 4/12/2011