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'Ashura' عاشوراء refers to the 10th day of the month muhharram.

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Does fasting Ashura expiate all sins minor and major?

I have read differing positions on this, but I have yet to see any definitive evidence for either positions. It doesn't necessarily have to be Ashura, it could be Arafah or any related fasting that ...
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What is the significance of the day of Ashura, and is it obligatory to fast that day?

Wikipedia writes: Ashura (Day of Remembrance) is the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. ... What is the significance of the day of Ashura, and is it obligatory to fast that day?
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Why do some Muslims fast on the 9th and 10th moharram even when it was abandoned by the Prohpet (saw)?

Below are narrations which shows it was abandoned Sahih Muslim .No 2510 Abd al-Rahman b. Yazid said: When al-Ash'ath b. Qais entered the house of 'Abdullah he was having his breakfast. He ('...
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Is it true Umayyads and now Sunni scholars recommend taking fast at Ashura day as celebration?

I want to know if it is true that fasting is recommended by Sunni scholars on the day of Ashura. If so, are they following the Umayyads? Is it a celebration of the day Hussain a.s. the pious grandson ...