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- Nov 21st, 2012, 11:33 PM #1
The Day of Ashura (10th of Muharram) is on Saturday (24th Nov).
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said regarding it:
"It is a great day when Allah saved Musa (As) & his people & drowned Pharaoh & his people".(Muslim)
"Fasting on it expiates the previous year of sins." (Muslim)
It is recommended to fast either the 9th & 10th (Fri & Sat) or the 10th & 11th (Sat & Sun) of Muharram to differ from the Jews & because the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) intended to fast the 9th & 10th.
So let us fast on both of these days and gain immense rewards as well as a years sins forgiven for surely we are in dire need of as many good deeds as possible before our imminent departure from this world which could be at any second.
- Nov 23rd, 2012, 01:18 AM #2
The Virtue of Observing More*Nafil*Fasts During Muharram
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:*'The best of fasting after Ramadhan is fasting Allah's month of Muharram.'*" [Reported by Muslim, 1982]
- Nov 23rd, 2012, 12:23 PM #3
Entire year of sins wiped out
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:Fasting the day of Ashura, I hope from Allah He will expiate or remove the sins of the year that came before. (Muslims)
The Scholars have explained that the sins that are expiated are the minor sins. So all of our good deeds, that is the salah, each obligatory prayer, fasting the month of Ramadhan, and so on, all of these expiate the minor sins.
So inshallah, for fasting one single day, ones whole year of sins is wiped away. So it is really an amazing blessing from Allah. It is something we cannot afford to miss out on for we May not be alive to benefit from such a good deed again as life is uncertain and on the day of judgement we will beg each other for a single good deed for we will all be short of good deeds on that day.
So Let Us grab all the good deeds we can now whilst we are still alive!