‘Ashura

 

By: Masood Malikyar

‘Ashura this year falls on Wednesday, January 7, in North America.  It is mustahab to fast and to give of what Allah SWT has given us in charity to those in need.

‘Ashura is also the day in which Yazid’s army mercilessly massacred Hussein ibn Ali RA, the grandson of our beloved Prophet SAW, along with dozens of his family members and companions in cold blood. That was a very dark day in history of Islam. However, his sacrifice, steadfastness, and unwavering stance against injustice and tyranny stands to serve as a model for all humanity and specifically for Muslims for all time to come.

So, let us celebrate ‘Ashura by fasting, by helping those in need, and by making du’as for the martyrs of ‘Ashura.

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Published in: on January 5, 2009 at 9:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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