‘ASHOORA’ : LIFT THE FOG
WHAT ‘ASHOORA’ IS
Ibn abbass (radiallahuanihu): the prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) came to madeenah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of “ashoora” (10th day of Muharram).He said “what is this? They said, this is a good day when Allah saved the children of Israel from their enemy and Musa (alehim salaam) fasted on this day.” He said, we are closer to Musa (alehim salaam) than you.” So, he fasted on this day and told the people to fast. Bukhari. Abdullah ibn abbass (radiallahuanihu) said: when he (prophet) was told that this is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.The Prophet(sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said Next year, if Allah wills we will fast on the 9th day as well”(to be different from the Jews and Christians) The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) passed away before then.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “……fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allaah will expiate sin for the year that came before it.” (Muslim).
This is the only authentic basis of ASHOORA in Al-Islam
WHAT ‘ASHOORA’ IS NOT
IT IS NOT the day Adam (alehimsalaam) was created & forgiven.
Not the day Ibrahim (alehimsalaam) was born and removed from fire.
Not the day Ismail (alehimsalaam) was saved from being sacrificed.
Not the day Yusuf (alehimsalaam) was returned to Yaqoob (alehimsalaam).
Not the day Noah (alehimsalaam) was saved.
Not the day Ayyub (alehimsalaam) was healed.
Not the day Yunus (alehimsalaam) was saved from the belly of the fish.
Not the day Jesus (alehimsalaam) was raised to the heavens.
Not the day on which the Qiyaamah (Judgement) will take place.
Not a specially blessed day to pay Zakah, slaughter an animal, prepare & eat a special food called “ashoora” nor a day to be particularly generous to one’s family and other people.
Not a day for special celebration, applying surmah, kohl, taking special bath, putting on henna etc.
It is not an evil day (ashoora) in an unlucky month (Muharram) that marriage or intercourse must be avoided.
It is not a month in which we must avoid eating meat for the 1st 10- days, fast and mourn for 30-days of muharram.
Not an evil day when the sky became red and was filled with blood because of the martyrdom of hussein (radiallahuanihu).
Not a day of mourning, chest beating, wailing , eulogizing, TATBIR (CUTTING ONE’S BODY TILL IT BLEEDS) nor slapping ones face for the sake of the martyrdom of Hussein (radiallahuanihu).
Not a day of visiting the grave or shrine of hussayn(radiallahuanihu) or of anyone. Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said “There are two qualities in people that are indicative of kufr: casting doubts on a person’s lineage, and wailing over the dead.” (Sahih Muslim). Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) also said “He is not one of us who strikes his cheeks, or tears his garment, or speaks the words of jahiliyyah.”(Muslim). Allahu Akbar!.
The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) effectively excluded the Shia (Rafidah, kufaar) cult & any other who wail and eulogise the dead from this Ummah. Therefore, therefore Shi’ism is KUFR
All these and other similar whims & fancies are
FABRICATIONS, BID’A, SHIRK OF THE WOLVES IN SHEEP CLOTHINGS (SHI’ISM, KUFUR)
Shias betrayed, abandoned & killed gruesomely Al Hussein (The grandson). HE WAS KILLED BY AN IRANIAN (PERSIAN), RAFIDAH (Shi’a); Shamir or Shuumar ibn Dhil JawshanThis is the reason for their annual TATBIR (CUTTING OF BODY TILL IT BLEEDS); a belated expression of guilt & remorse for leaving Al Hussein in the lurch at Karbala
Fast ashoora in commemoration of the Sunnah of Musa & Muhammad & not in commemoration of the martyrdom of Hussein (radiallahuanihu). Ashoora has nothing to do with the death of Al-Hussain (r.a).
The “ashoora” of Islam is totally different from the ashoora of shias (kufr).The only commonality is the name “ashoora”
Don’t celebrate the shirk, shame and blood shed of the shi’as.This year’s Muharram 9th, 10th, 11th, 1439 A.H. correspond to 29th , 30th Sept and 1st October, 2017 but may vary from place to place with variations in local/regional moon sighting.
❓Is it an innovation in the deen to fast on the 11th of Muharram as well as ‘Ashoora’? http://islamqa.info/en/128423
❓Does fasting of ‘Ashoora’ expiate major sins? http://islamqa.info/en/21775