Ashura: Remembering Moses and Imam Hussein

Ashura and Imam Hussein” Exploring the dual significance of Ashura in Islamic history and remembrance”  Ashura is observed annually at the tenth of Muharram which is the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

It is observed by many Muslims with a voluntary day of fasting to be associated with the day on which Prophet Moses delivered the Israelites from the oppression of the Egyptian Pharaoh.

Also with this we do not lose sight of this present day is one of the biggest tragic events in the Islamic history when Prophet Muhammad’s beloved grandson Imam Hussein along with his family was killed while fighting for justice.

Some of the men are trying to mimic the death of the Holy Imam Hussain by lamenting at his martyrdom by beating on their chest.

Many students extend this self-inflicting harm and encourage the public to donate blood on this day instead.

It is emphasised to fast on the day of Ashura very highly especially since the migration of the Prophet Muhammad to Madinah.

According to Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 202 – Narrated Ibn Abbas: When the Prophet got here to Medina the Jews had been peering the short on ‘Ashura’ (10th of Muharram) and so they mentioned, “This is the day when Moses turned victorious over Pharaoh,” On that the Prophet advised his buddies, “You Muslim have greater proper to celebration of Moses’ victory than them so examine the quick on this day.

However, there are more Hadiths recollected with respect to the importance of the day of Ashura.

O’ Allah! Bless us, let us do good things. Have the new twelve months be one of unity, coordination, and accuracy.

Categories: PRAYER (Salat), ALMS (Zakat), SAWN (Fasting) HAJJ (Pilgrimage) & DUA (Supplications), Hadith and Tafseer, The Holy Quran, Quran Jaz 1- 114

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