On what day is it necessary to fast in the month of Muharram?
Submitted by on Wed, 12/10/2016 - 01:01
Dear Brother / Sister,
Hz. Muhammad (pbuh) advised his Companions to perform fasting on the ninth, tenth and eleventh days of the month of Muharram. The Prophet said,
"The most virtuous fasting after the month of Ramadan is the one performed in the month of Muharram, which is honored by being attributed to Allah." (Riyadu's-Salihin, II, 504).
It is stated in other hadiths that fasting on the day of Ashura, which is on the tenth day of the month of Muharram and on which many incidents took place, will be a means of forgiveness of the mistakes and sins committed in the last year." (Riyadu's-Salihin, II, 509).
The fasting mentioned in the hadith is fasting on the 9th, 10th and 11th days of the month of Muharram.
It is not necessary to cook ashura (Noah's pudding); however, you can cook it and give some of it to your neighbors.
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