Ashura

The Best way to Fast the Day of Aashoora (10th Muharram) – Explained by Shaykh Fawzan

Question: May Allah grant you good Noble Shaykh.  There has occurred some doubt and disturbance amongst the people concerning affirming the day of Aashoora. The question: Is there any blame upon the person who fast the ninth, the tenth, and the eleventh day of Aashoora in order to ensure he catches the day of Aashoora;(…)

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Why is the 10th of Muharram called the Day of ‘Ashura’?

The first question of Fatwa no. 6951 Q 1: why is the 10th of Muharram called the Day of ‘Ashura’? A: Because it is the tenth day [‘Ashura’ means tenth in Arabic. ed.], just as the ninth day is called Tasu‘a’. May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his(…)

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Hadiths with regard to singling out the Day of ‘Ashura’ for wearing Kuhl, bathing, dying with Henna and so on are all Fabricated

 117- Hadith: Anyone who bathes on the Day of ‘Ashura’ will not be sick during that whole year All the Hadiths mentioned in respect of bathing on the Day of ‘Ashura’ (10th of Muharram), wearing Kuhl (antimony powder eyeliner), dying (with Henna), in addition to other acts observed by Ahl-ul-Sunnah (those adhering to the Sunnah)(…)

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