Posted By Veiled Muslimah on/at 1/05/2009 09:46:00 PM

Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi Wabarakath,

This is just a small reminder to fast tomorrow, the 10th of Muharram insha'Allah.

The fast of the day of 'Aashooraa. (tenth day of Muharram) is recommended, as its excellence has been mentioned in (a number of) ahaadeeth. From them, is the saying of the Prophet (saws): "Certainly the fast of the day of 'Aashooraa. is regarded by Allaah as an expiation for the sins of the previous year".
One of the reasons why Muslims fast this day is because this is the day Moses [Musa] Alayshisalam was victorious over Pharoah.

Also, when the Prophet (saws) arrived in Madeenah he saw the Jews fasting (on this day), so when he asked them (about this), they said: "Certainly, this is the day when Allaah made Moosaa victorious and destroyed Fir'own". So the Prophet (saws) said: We have more of a right to Moosaa than you". So he fasted (that day) and ordered it to be fasted.

It is a Sunnah - and recommended to fast a day with it. Either a day before [The 9th] or the day after [The 11th].

As for the ninth, then it has not been confirmed that the Prophet (saws) fasted it, however, it has been narrated by Ibn 'Abbaass and others that the explanation (tafseer) of the day of 'Aashooraa. is that it is the ninth. And it has been narrated that he (saws) said: "If I am (still) here next year, then certainly I will fast the ninth (day of Muharram)" and in (another) narration: "along with the tenth (day of Muharram)". And he (saws) said: "Differ from the Jews; fast the day before it (the ninth) or the day after it (the eleventh)".

Don't forget to make a lot of Dua for Gaza if you are fasting inshaAllah. For the dua [supplication] of the fasting person is never rejected by Allah.

PS - The reason why my commenting system was not working before because I was trying the option of 'Comment form embed' in blogger - and I forgot to switch it off. Apparently, it doesn't appear on my blog.

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Veiled Muslimah said...


Veiled Muslimah said...

Sorry! I read your question incorrectly.

The morning meal [Suhur] should last till the call of Fajr prayer, when the imam of the Mosque says 'Allahu akbar' you should stop eating.

If you are in a Non-Muslim Country, there are online sites where they till you the time for the morning Fajr prayer... check the times there inshaAllah according to your Country

And there are also free programs [like Adhan times] that if you install, play the call of prayer on your laptop.

Veiled Muslimah said...

I'm not sure if it was me or the system or you... but the initial question by Anonymous disappeared...

If it was me, I apologise sincerely. It wasn't done intentionally, I was deleting my own comment. :/

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I set my alarm at 4.30 and hoped for the best, as I wasn't sure!! I'm logging on your blog to check.

Thanks for the reminder. I had forgotten, and what a blessed occasion I would have missed.

No worries about deleting the comment by mistake.

May Allah accept our fast and our duahs for the suffering people in Gaza.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Anonymous: You're welcome, I was glad I was able to help. :))

Ameen to the dua!

Anonymous said...

Ashura was the Day the grandson of Prophet Muhammad was made shahid i.e. Imam Hussein and is not recommended to Fast.

When ur Father Dies Will u Fast on that day??

Veiled Muslimah said...


I think this is where the differences of Sunnis and Shi'ites come in.

And I prefer not to cause fitna by arguing over it. I'll just end with the fact that I prefer following the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wasallam.

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