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We will mention today the importance of fasting on the day of Ashoora and what day it will fall on insha Allah, so get your calendars out!

Ayat Al Qur’an - Surah Al- Tawbah  (The Repentance) - (9:36)

إِنَّ عِدَّةَ ٱلشُّهُورِ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِى كِتَٰبِ ٱللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ مِنْهَآ أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ذَٰلِكَ ٱلدِّينُ ٱلْقَيِّمُ فَلَا تَظْلِمُوا۟ فِيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَقَٰتِلُوا۟ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ كَآفَّةً كَمَا يُقَٰتِلُونَكُمْ كَآفَّةً وَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ

Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred, (i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th and the 12th months of the Islamic calendar). That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein, and fight against the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) collectively, as they fight against you collectively. But know that Allah is with those who are Al-Muttaqun.

1 Hadith

حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، حَدَّثَنَا أَيُّوبُ السَّخْتِيَانِيُّ، عَنِ ابْنِ سَعِيدِ بْنِ جُبَيْرٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَمَّا قَدِمَ الْمَدِينَةَ وَجَدَهُمْ يَصُومُونَ يَوْمًا، يَعْنِي عَاشُورَاءَ، فَقَالُوا هَذَا يَوْمٌ عَظِيمٌ، وَهْوَ يَوْمٌ نَجَّى اللَّهُ فِيهِ مُوسَى، وَأَغْرَقَ آلَ فِرْعَوْنَ، فَصَامَ مُوسَى شُكْرًا لِلَّهِ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏ "‏ أَنَا أَوْلَى بِمُوسَى مِنْهُمْ ‏"‏‏.‏ فَصَامَهُ وَأَمَرَ بِصِيَامِهِ‏.‏

Narrated Ibn `Abbas: When the Prophet (ﷺ) came to Medina, he found (the Jews) fasting on the day of 'Ashura' (i.e. 10th of Muharram). They used to say: "This is a great day on which Allah saved Moses and drowned the folk of Pharaoh. Moses observed the fast on this day, as a sign of gratitude to Allah." The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "I am closer to Moses than they." So, he observed the fast (on that day) and ordered the Muslims to fast on it."

Sahih al-Bukhari 3397

Ibn Hajar said, “The fast of Ashura has three levels: the lowest is to fast one day, the next is to fast the ninth day along with it, and the next is to fast the ninth, tenth, and eleventh days. Allah knows best.”

Source: Fatḥ al-Bārī 1896

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَئِنْ بَقِيتُ إِلَى قَابِلٍ لَأَصُومَنَّ التَّاسِعَ يعنى من الْمُحَرَّمِ

1134 صحيح مسلم كتاب الصيام باب أي يوم يصام في عاشوراء

وقال ابن حجر فَصِيَامُ عَاشُورَاءَ عَلَى ثَلَاثِ مَرَاتِبَ أَدْنَاهَا أَنْ يُصَامَ وَحْدَهُ وَفَوْقَهُ أَنْ يُصَامَ التَّاسِعُ مَعَهُ وَفَوْقَهُ أَنْ يُصَامَ التَّاسِعُ وَالْحَادِي عَشَرَ وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ

1896 فتح الباري شرح صحيح البخاري

Reflection Point

The day of Ashoora is a great day, as it is the day on which Allah saved Moses and drowned the folk of Pharaoh, and so therefore was the practice of the Prophet ﷺ to fast this day. It is also encouraged from the sunnah to fast the day before and the day after. The day of Ashoora, is the 10th of Muharram, which will be this Friday, 28th July 2023.

So book it in your calendar, so you don’t forget!

If you plan to fast the day before, then set a reminder or draw it on your calendar for  Wednesday night, so you're prepared to wake up on Thursday morning to eat suhoor insha Allah. It’s for this reason what we sent out the calendar to our wonderful community, to share with others around the globe. So that it can help you become more organised and benefit you in your worldly life and the hereafter insha Allah. 

Sometimes in life, we miss opportunities just simply because we weren’t prepared or we didn't plan ahead. 

It’s certainly happened to everyone of us, as no one is perfect!

So it’s upon us to make sure we plan ahead, whether it’s fasting, Umrah, Hajj cultivating the children over the summer period or visiting the sick alongside many other acts of worship!

Plan a date and try your best to stick to it insha Allah!

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Remember...

"Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a reward like one who did it." 

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1893

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