The virtues and significance of ‘Ashura
The day of ‘Ashura is on the tenth of Muharram. It is truly a blessed, important and significant day. Here is a brief breakdown of the events which took place in history on this great day:
- Allah blessed Prophet Adam عليه السلام on this day by accepting his forgiveness.
- Allah saved Prophet Nuh عليه السلام on this day by landing his Ark peacefully.
- Allah saved Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلام from the tyrant Nimrod on this day.
- Allah united Prophet Yaqoob عليه السلام with his son Prophet Yusuf عليه السلام on this day.
- Allah gave victory to Prophet Musa عليه السلام and split the Red sea for him to allow the Israelites to pass through safely and defeated Pharoah.
- Allah pardoned Prophet Daud عليه السلام on this day.
- Allah granted Prophet Sulaiman عليه السلام with a great kingdom on this day.
- Allah brought Prophet Yunus عليه السلام out of the stomach of the whale on this day.
- Allah cured Prophet Ayub عليه السلام on this day.
- The beloved grandson of the Prophet صل الله عليه وسلم, Imam Hussain was martyred on this day.
It is important for us to commemorate Imam Hussain who was martyred for standing up for truth and justice. Imam Hussain was the one whom our Beloved Prophet صل الله عليه وسلم praised by saying “Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain.”
May Allah make us from those who respect this day in its entirety and remember the sacrifices made for the sake of Islam.