Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,
Dear brothers and sisters,
This is a reminder to observe a recommended voluntary fast on the day of Ashuraa’, which falls on Oct 24th, this Saturday, as per the statement of our Prophet (ﷺ):
صِيَامُ يَوْمِ عَاشُورَاءَ إِنِّي أَحْتَسِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِي قَبْله
“…Fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.” Narrated by Muslim, 1162.
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “I never saw the Prophet (ﷺ) so keen to make sure he fasted any day and preferring it over another except this day, the day of ‘Ashoora’, and this month – meaning Ramadaan. “
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1867.
09 Muharram 1437 = Friday 23 October 2015
10 Muharram (day of ‘Aashooraa) 1437 = Saturday 24 October 2015
11 Muharram 1437 = Sunday 25 October 2015
Masjid Ar-Rahman Foundation of North Vancouver