The virtues of the month of Muharram and fasting on `Aashooraa'
Assalaamu `Alaikum, dear brothers and sisters,
The blessed month of Muharram began last Tuesday, September 4th.. Muharram is the first month of the Hijri calendar and is one of the four sacred months about which Allah says, "Verily, the number of months (in a year) with Allah is twelve months (as prescribed) in the register of Allah from the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That is the correct religion, so do not wrong yourselves during them..." (Quran 9:36)
The virtues of fasting during Muharram Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, 'The best of fasting after Ramadan is fasting Allah’s month of Muharram.'” (Reported by Muslim). The virtues of fasting `Aashooraa' `Aashooraa' is the tenth day of Muharram. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “For fasting the …