Ashura is an Arabic term which means ten, and here, we mean the tenth of Muharram; the Arabic month that comes after the month of Hajj in the Arabic lunar calendar. Today is 27/08/2020 which corresponds to 8/1/1442.  So, the day after tomorrow is the tenth of Muharam.                            What is the story behind this day? When prophet Mohammad (peace and  blessings of Allah be upon him) came to Medina he found the Jews 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 Jews. 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  fast to gain the favor of Allah and wipe the sins of the previous year. I am posting it to remind my fellow Muslims about it. But they can fast tomorrow and the day after. 

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  • Fasting on ashura does not relate to the sad events of karbala.  It was advised by our Prophet SAW.

    • Bilkul Mishaikh janab! Our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did that. Fasting on this day cleans away the sins of one year. Sorry for my late reply.


  • Batashakur frawan Persian Girl! Thanks for pressing the like button.

  • Shookran bizzaf, Hamza! Wa lakin ana kanabgi sadagatak. I hope to be one of your friends. Thanks for pressing the like button. 

  • Yea,, many moslem people do it in ashura. That's sunnah which means moslem people don't have to do it in ashura but who do it will get so much kindness and advatages. 

    • Saya rasa begitu, Classy! Dear Classy, I guess you said it all. Thanks for your comment. 

  • enriching post  thank you for  the share..

    • Aap acha urat, mod. Nadira! You are a good lady, may God bless you. Welcome mod. Nadira.

  • Good to read 😊

    • Tumara merhbani, Syed! Bahut bahut shukriya. lekin tumara, I meant your name is rare in your country. In our country, we have many people of that name. Nevertheless, thanks for your nice comment on Ashura.

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