Ep. 33: Celebrations & Holidays #2: ‘Ashura

The holiday of ‘Ashura is loaded with history, meaning, devotional acts, and lessons. This episode covers these aspects and the linked blog post in the episode notes provides a list of devotional acts you can all engage in both individual and with community to commemorate the occasion. Enjoy!


Quran Mentioned

And remind them of the days of God” (14:5)


Hadith Mentioned

Jews Fasting Ashura in Madina, (Bukhari)
Hadith and fasting the 9th & 10th of Muharram,  (Muslim)
Hadith on fasting on Ashura forgiving the sins of previous year (Muslim)
Expansion hadith, (It is a sound hadith on the conditions of Muslim)
Ikhlas being 1/3 of Quran (Bukhari)
Truth will be with ali (al-Hakim’s Mustadrak)
“I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its door” (al-Hakim’s Mustadrak)
Hadith that looking at Ali is a form of worship (Abd al-‘Aziz al-Ghumari wrote a treatise demonstrating its soundness)
Hadith describing who the Ahl al-Bayt are (i.e. Ahl Kisa), (Muslim)


Selected Links
Devotional Acts for ‘Ashura

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