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Please assist those in need worldwide no matter what nationalities or religion

While fasting tomorrow and Wednesday or Wednesday and Thursday for Ashura , please pray for those in need worlwide especially in Philippines due to the recent Typhoon disaster . Please visit this reputable charitable organization to do your part : Some 10,000 people are feared dead after a massive storm swept over the Philippines leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan’s 150 mph winds drove huge waves ashore, crashing into villages and towns, flattening buildings and ripping families apart. The storm is one of the strongest on record. The storm has receded, but the emergency is far from over. Many families are searching for food, some even looking through garbage piles to find something to eat. Water supplies were contaminated and are now unsafe to drink. Hospitals are overwhelmed and medical supplies are running low. Many families are still searching to see what remains o

When is Ashura ?

Virtues and significance of fasting on Ashura , the 10th of Muharam : The Day of `Ashura' ( 10th of Muharam )  has great virtues .  Let us find out why? “This is a blessed day. On this day Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy   and so Prophet  Moses (Musa ) fasted on this day giving thanks to Allah.” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, Please note Moses is called Musa in Arabic. The Prophet of mercy, Muhammad  (peace be upon him) used to fast the Day of `Ashura' even in Mecca, though he had not yet ordered others to do so, as mentioned in both Bukhari and Muslim. [Bukhari (2002), Muslim (1125)] Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “I never saw Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) so keen to fast any day and give it priority over any other than this day, the day of `Ashura', and this month, meaning Ramadan.” (Al-Bukhari, Hadith 1867) In another hadith we are told that fasting the day o