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MUHARRAM AND FASTING ON ASHURA

Thursday | September 20 | Muharram

The year is twelve months of which four are sacred, the three consecutive months of Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab Mudar which comes between Jumadah and Sha’ban. – Al-Bukhari, 2958

We encourage everyone to join in seeking the blessings from this special day and also highly recommend fasting the day before or after Ashura as that was the Prophet’s (pbuh) tradition.

Muḥarram (مُحَرَّم‎ ) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. It is held to be the second holiest month, after Ramadan. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar. The tenth day of Muharram is known as the Day of Ashura, is a day of fasting for Muslims.

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