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    Fasting on Ashura, and in Muharram

    So according to some of the Hadiths, fasting on the tenth day of Muharram is highly recommended. [Obviously, it doesn't state "highly recommended" in the Hadiths, those are my words and i am paraphrasing].

    From this website:

    Fasting in the month of Muharram is highly desired, especially on the tenth day, 'Ashura. The Messenger of Allah (saas) has been reported as saying when asked which prayer is better after obligatory prayer: "Prayer in the middle of the night." He was asked again which fast is better after Ramadan. He said: "In the month that is called Al-Muharram." (Ahmed, Muslim, and Abu Dawud)

    This hadith clearly indicates the importance of voluntary fasting in Muharram, among all the months. The Prophet (saas) however, emphasizes the fast of the tenth day, 'Ashura. The word "`Ashura" is derived from `Ashara, which means ten. The observation of this day goes back to Prophet Musa bin 'Emran (saas). In a hadith related by Ibn Abbas (raa) when the Messenger of Allah (saas) came to Medina, he found the Jews fasting the day of 'Ashura. He inquired why do they did so. They replied that it was a good day, the day which Allah delivered Prophet Musa (saas) and the children of Israel from their enemy. As gratitude Musa (saas) fasted that day.

    The Prophet (saas) responded: "I have more right to Musa than you." He fasted the day and commanded the believers to fast." (Agreed upon.)

    This hadith indicates that the Prophet (saas) was in complete agreement with Prophet Musa (saas) as well as the other prophets. The point here is that the Messenger of Allah would always do an act of worship if it was prophecy reported from any of the prophets. Earlier, we see how he told us that the best voluntary fast is the fast of Dawud.

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    Is Ashura on the 3rd of March this year?

    #2
    Thanks for sharing


    Is Ashura on the 3rd of March this year?
    Not sure but i think it will be 2nd March.
    Bazinggaaaa ....

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      #3
      Thanks for sharing Nadia

      IN N. America the First Muharram is on Feb 22...
      Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money or KILLED by their COURAGE. ~Aristotle

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        #4
        JazakAllah

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