Thursday, December 1, 2011

Faith Fridays - Fasting on Ashura by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

Salam everyone!

We've been missing for a few weeks and we ask for your forgiveness.

Muharram is upon us. Happy New Year! I'm sure we've heard of the day of Ashura and that it is recommended to fast.

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet came to Medina and saw the Jews fasting on the day of Ashura. He asked them about that. They replied, "This is a good day, the day on which Allah rescued Bani Israel from their enemy. So, Moses fasted this day." The Prophet said, "We have more claim over Moses than you." So, the Prophet fasted on that day and ordered (the Muslims) to fast (on that day). [Bukhari]

Listen to Shaykh Waleed Basyouni as he explains the fast of Ashura and why the companion Ibn 'Abbas wouldn't miss it even if he was travelling (he would not fast when he traveled during Ramadhan and would make the fast later, but Ashura to him was different).



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