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First of all the day of 'Ashura' was the first ordered fast in Islam and it was ordered on the first 'Ashura' after our Prophet (pbuh) moved to Medina, as the hijra was in Rabi' al-Awwal according most scholars, this 'Ashura' should have been in the year 2 after hijra, the same year most scholars assume that fasting Ramadan was ordered. And by the order of ...


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There are some hadiths which say it like this, that fasting on the 10th of Muharram (Ashuraa) expiates the sins of preceding year. And the ruling of many scholars is that by such actions, about which is said that this action will expiate sins, the minor sins are meant. As far as the major sins are concerned, So for them, the sinner should do Taobah (توبة). ...


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Sunni View Based on the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (saws), Sunni Muslims celebrate Ashura as the day when Prophet Moses (Moosa) fasted on that day because Allah saved the Israelites from their enemy in Egypt. Bukhari narrates: Ibn ‘Abbaas, who said: The Prophet (saws) came to Madinah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of Ashoora. He said, “What is this?” ...


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