Importance of `Ashura

After that were his children and grandchildren – they were killed and yet they never turned their backs.  Sayyidina al-Husayn (as)  said “I am coming.”   Sayyidina al-Husayn gave a promise and against advice of many he kept going.  When he arrived the supporters backed up, but he kept going – anyone who remembered that incident and fasted `Ashura  – as when the Prophet (s) entered Madina and saw the Jews fasting: “because that day Allah saved Musa from Pharaoh,” and the Prophet (s) said, “nahnu ahaqq wa awla bi musa minkum  – We have more right to Musa than you.” And in `Am Fath  – Sayyidina Muhammad’s (s) last year in which he performed hajj, he said, “if Allah (swt) gives me life I will fast the ninth also.” So whoever fasts `Ashura Allah (swt) will waive the sins of one year back – all your sins will be taken away.  And that day Sayyidina al-Husayn was killed – when you fast that day remember Sayyidina al-Husayn. Fast, you will be saved.

These jewels, diamonds that Allah (swt) gave to us, we have to appreciate them.  Dhikr associations are to clean us from all these sins. May Allah (swt) bless us and send his best and highest manifestations on Sayyidina Muhammad (s) his family and children especially Sayyidina Abi `Abdillah al-Husayn wa rufaqa’ihi and Shuhada Karbala  wa min Allah at-tawfiq bi hurmat al Fatiha.

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

© 2012 As-Sunnah Foundation of America

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