Don't forget to fast on the day of Ashura
Don't forget to fast on the day of Ashura.
When the Prophet Sallallaahoo alaihi wassallam came to Madina, he found (the Jews)
fasting on the day of 'Ashura' (i.e. 10th of Muharram). They used to say: "This is
a great day on which Allah saved Moses and drowned the folk of Pharaoh. Moses
observed the fast on this day, as a sign of gratitude to Allah." The Prophet Sallallaahoo
alaihi wassallam said,
"I am closer to Moses than they." So, he observed the fast (on that day) and ordered
Muslims to fast on it.
Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 55 :: Hadith 609