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Muharram & The Day of Aashora

12 Nov

Allah’s sacred month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is the first month of the Hijri calendar.

Muharram itself means `sacred’ and is from those months which have been mentioned as sacred in the Holy Quraan.
 Almighty Allah states in the Holy Quraan:

“Four of them ( Zil-Qadah, Zil-Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab) are sacred.”

(Surah At-Tawbah:36)
 The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) said:“The best of fasts besides the month of Ramadhan is the fasting of Allah’s month of Muharram.”‘Ashura’ is the tenth day of Muharram and Tasu’a’ is the ninth day.”The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to Madinah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Ashura’. He said, ‘What is this?’ They said, ‘This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Musa fasted on this day.’ He said, ‘We have more right to Musa than you,’ so he fasted on that day and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day.” [Reported by al-Bukhari, 1865]The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) said:“Observe the fast of Aashora and oppose the Jews.  Fast a day before it or a day after.”

(Baihaqi)
‘ The Prophet (saws) said, ‘When the following year comes–Allah willing–we shall fast (also) on the ninth.’

Sunan of Abu-Dawood 2419 (part)       Narrated by Abu Qatadah

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: ‘…..I seek from Allah that fasting on the day of ‘Arafah’ may atone for the sins of the preceding and the coming year; and I seek from Allah that fasting on the days of ‘Ashura’ may atone for the sins of the preceding year.’

We ask Allah to make us followers of the Sunnah of His Noble Prophet, to make us live in Islam and die in a state of faith. May He help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him. We ask Him to help us to remember Him and be thankful to Him, to worship Him properly and to accept our good deeds.

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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Relax

 

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