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  • The Day of ‘Aashoora’

    Question: Teach me about ‘Aashoora’ in detail? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger. 'Aashoora’ is the 10th day of Muharram. On this day Prophet Muhammad,.. More

  • The wisdom behind the late prescription of fasting the ninth of Muharram

    Question: Why did the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, not order the Companions to fast the ninth of Muharram except a year before his death, despite the fact that the Jews left Madeenah a long time before this? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah,.. More

  • No contradiction between the Ahaadeeth of fasting ‘Aashooraa’

    Question: There are some Hadeeths narrated that mention the reasons for fasting on ‘Aashooraa’ and they are apparently contradictory. Some narrations, for instance, signify that Muslims observed fasting on this day in Makkah before Hijrah and that the Quraysh used to also fast on it. They also used to garment the Ka‘bah on this day,.. More

  • The wisdom behind the Prophet's fasting the tenth of Muharram

    Question: Why did the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, observe fasting on the tenth of Muharram? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. The Messenger of Allah,.. More

  • Plastering graves with mud in Muharram each year

    Question: Assalamo Alaikum. In Pakistan each year during the month of Muharram Muslims do mud plaster on their family graves annually. Discussion is going on whether it is FARZ or SUNNAH (Moaqdah or non Moaqda) or it is not necessary to do mud plaster on family graves at all. In U.S.A nobody does mud plaster on family graves after burial as practice.. More

  • Double intention in fasting

    Question: I was fasting one day and for some health reasons I broke my fasting. Hence, I was required to make up for that day. I, therefore, fasted last year the day of ‘Arafah (the 9th day of Thul-Hijjah) with the dual intention of fasting the day of ‘Arafah and making up for the day that I missed. What is the Sharee‘ah ruling on.. More

  • Combining the intention to make up for obligatory fasting and fasting Taasoo‘aa’ and ‘Aashooraa’

    Question: I had to make up for two days of fasting that I missed in the past Ramadan, and on the 9th and 10th of Muharram I intended to make up for the two days of Ramadan along with the intention to get the blessing of these two days. Is it permissible to combine the two intentions, i.e. making up for the missed days and getting the blessing of the.. More

  • Excellence of being born in the month of Muharram or ‘Ashooraa’’

    Question: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may his blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. Dear Sheikh my question is regarding the new born child born in the Month of Muharram and the day of Ashoora... More

  • The day Al-Hussain Ibn Ali traveled from Makkah to Iraq

    Question: I have heard one scholar from Ahlu-Sunnah Wal-Jamaa that the Tragedy of Karbala indeed took place in the month of Safar and not in Muharram. Also; Its a well-known fact that Husain left for Koofa from Makkah a day or two before Arafat and that means he reached on the outskirts of Koofa in a record time of less than one month. And By all.. More

  • Whoever fasts one day in the sacred month...

    Question: The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, also said: "Whoever fasts one day in the sacred month Allah will grant him the reward of thirty days for every day."Is this Hadeeth authentic? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad.. More

  • Months when hunting is not allowed

    Question: I love to hunt deer and other animals. I do eat what I hunt. My question: Is hunting not allowed during the months of Thul-Qi'dah, Thul-Hijjah, Al-Muharram and 'Rajab? Does any one know why? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad.. More

  • Fasting the first day of Muharram

    Question: Is fasting on the first day of Muharram allowed?Are there any supporting Hadith? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. Fasting the First day of Muharram is likeable.. More

  • The days to fast apart from Ramadan

    Question: Can I please know which days I should fast before Ramadan start? If you can give me some dates because I am not an Arab. I converted to Islam and if I can know also when the Ramadan will start exactly? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad,.. More

  • The date of Judgment Day

    Question: We heard from some of Muslim scholars saying that the big day (Qiyamat) will occur on the Friday and that will be the 10th of Muharram. Is there any information in this regard in Qur'an and Hadith? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad,.. More

  • Preferable days for fasting besides Ramadan

    Question: What are the most preferable days for fasting besides Ramadan? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam,is His slave and Messenger. According to many Prophetic narrations, it is recommended for a Muslim to.. More

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The Day of ‘Aashoora’

Question: Teach me about ‘Aashoora’ in detail? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. 'Aashoora’ is the 10th day of Muharram. On this day Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, fasted in...More