Significance of Aashura

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Please join us to listen to the significance of Aashura and Sharing the emotional & spirirtual experinces of our Hujjaaj on their greatest of all journeys.

Mu’awiyah ibn Abu Sufyan  relates: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) say: "It is the day of ‘Ashura. Allah has not made fasting obligatory for you. But I am fasting. He who likes to observe fast among you should do so, and he who likes not to observe it (does not have to) observe it."  Abu Qatada relates that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) said that the fast on the 10th of Muharram atones for the sins of the preceding year. [Sahih Muslim]
The first month of this year is Muharram. In this month  the 10th of Muharram is an excellent day. "It is the day of great (significance) when Allah delivered Hazrat Musa and his people and drowned Pharoah and his people, and Sayyidina Musa observed fast out of gratitude. On this day: Allah  accepted the repentance of Adam ('Alaihis-Salaam) after his exile from Paradise; Allah  saved  Nuh ('Alaihis-Salaam) and his companions in the ark; Allah extinguished the fire in which  Ibrahim ('Alaihis-Salaam) was thrown by Nimrood; And Allah spoke directly to Sayyidina Musa ('Alaihis-Salaam) and gave him the Commandments. On this same 10th of Muharram,  Ayyub ('Alaihis-Salaam) was restored to health (from leprosy); Yusuf ('Alaihis-Salaam) was reunited with his father Ya’qub ('Alaihis-Salaam); Yunus ('Alaihis-Salaam) was taken out from the belly of the fish; and the sea was divided as the nation of Israel was delivered from captivity and Pharoah’s army was destroyed. ‘Ashura is also the day when Dawud ('Alaihis-Salaam) was forgiven; the kingdom of Sulaiman ('Alaihis-Salaam) was restored; Isa ('Alaihis-Salaam) was raised to Jannah and Sayyidina al-Husayn (Radiyallahu 'anh) (the Holy Prophet’s, Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam, grandson) achieved the honor of Martyrdom.