Ashura means the tenth of Muharram; the Arabic month that comes after the month of Hajj in the Arabic lunar calendar. Today is 10/10/2016 which corresponds to 09/1/1438. What is the story behind this day? When prophet Mohammad (peace and  blessings of Allah be upon him) came to Medina he found the Jewish fasting on this day. He told them what was that day and they explained that they did this to thank God because the Israelites were freed from Pharaoh, the king of Egypt at that time, on that day. The prophet told them that he and his followers had the right to fast on that day, more than the Jewish. He ordered the Muslims to fast on Ashura, but they must fast one day ahead of it or one day before.

In hadeeth, the fasting of Ashura atones the sins of the previous year. It also commemorates with the martyrdom of Al Hassan bin Ali, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Some Muslims consider it a sad day. We are fasting now to gain the favor of Allah and wipe the sins of the previous year. I should have published it yesterday to remind my fellow Muslims about it. But they can fast tomorrow and the day after. 

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  • Shookran bizzaf ya Sam! Thanks, for pressing the like button of Ashura! I hope you visit my page and see The Wedding and give us your point of view?
  • Rabana yahfathik ya Sewar. Anti saiyda fadila. Thanks, for your nice words!
  •        Ashura offers marvelous opportunity to Muslims to be broached from God.  Really it is a very nice topic, well done my friend.

  • Khaili mamnoon doste khobam, Mohamed Saeed! Yes, it commemorates the martyrdom of hazrat Imam Hassan. Thanks for your comment on Ashura!

  • first thanks for your share ,

    we sad and take anniversary for martyrdom of Hossain bin Ali .

  • Shogatom asit vai! You are always welcome. By the way, did you see The Wedding?

  • thanks for writing thia blog because I have learnt many new things from your blog.carry on
  • Ningal ko walary nannee Sumith! You are most welcome, my dear friend.

  • Alf shukr ya ustath Abdelaleem! We will do our best to act accordingly, my dear good friend. Thanks for your comment!   

  • Thanks for the info.
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