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1) Fasting on the day of 'Ashura is recommended by Sunni scholars (not just some Sunnis, but all) due to the following hadith: Narrated `Aisha: Allah's Apostle ordered (the Muslims) to fast on the day of 'Ashura', and when fasting in the month of Ramadan was prescribed, it became optional for one to fast on that day ('Ashura') or not. Link to hadith ...


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First I will correct some notable mistakes in the question itself: Also it should be mentioned in Islam fasting is a symbol of celebration Not really, please cite this if you have any reference, fasting is either Fardh or Sunnah, and is a kind of worship, not celebration. Fasting is Haraam in Eid Qurban and Fitr. But, it is Mustahab in Eid Mabath (...


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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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