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Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallamSall-Allahu alayhi wa sallamA: Indeed the horrific incident at Karbala has left a deep scar on the hearts of the Ummah of the Messenger of Allah( ), the pain of which is still felt today. However, the significance of ‘Ashura is solely based on the tradition of our beloved Prophet( ), which was prescribed many years prior to the incident.

Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallamA: Hazrat Ibn Abbas(Radiallahu ‘anhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allah( ), regarding the fast of ‘Ashura, said, “Fast on that day and be different from the Jews. Fast one day before or after (Do not only fast on the tenth like the Jews).

(Sunnan Kubra)

Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallamA: Hazrat Abu Qatada (Radiallahu ‘anhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allah( ) said, “The fast of ‘Ashura atones for the sins of one year.”

(Muslim)

Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallamA: It is sunnah to fast on this blessed day.

Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallamHazrat ‘Aisha (Radiallahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah( ) commanded us to keep the fast of ‘Ashura but when fasting during the month of Ramadan was ordained, he( ) said, “Whoever wishes may fast, and whoever wishes may not.”

(Bukhari)

Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallamA: Hazrat Ibn Abbas (Radiallahu ‘anhu) is reported to have said that the Messenger of Allah( )commanded that the fast of ‘Ashura be kept on the tenth of Muharram.

(Umdatul Qari)