Muharram and `Ashoura' (10+ Fatwas)

By Shari`ah Staff

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The scared month of Muharram is one of the blessed times and occasions in Islam.  Muslims are supposed to gain the advantages of these months so as to draw themselves closer to Allah.

In Muharram, a Muslim is highly recommended to fast the day of `Ashoura’. The significant historical incident of Karbala’ took place in this month. Moreover, Muharram is one of the sacred months that enjoy unique merits and blessings.

Given the above, OnIslam Shari`ah section launches this folder, which is one the “10+ Fatwas Series”, to cover the virtues and merits of Muharram and to draw lessons from major events of the month.


Virtues of the Month of Muharram

Muharram is called so because it is a sacred (muharram) month and to confirm its sanctity. Allah Almighty says, (so wrong not yourselves therein), which means do not wrong yourselves in these sacred months, because sin in these months is worse than…



Fasting the 9th and 10th of Muharram

It is the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) to fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharram. The Prophet (pbuh) used to fast on the day of `Ashura'. When he came to Madinah, he found out that the Jews of Madinah were also fasting on this day remembering…



Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Ummah

The revolution that Imam Al-Hussein made was not a rebellion against a legal ruler; it was a revolution against a tyrant dictator, Yazid Ibn Mu`awiyah, who deprived the Ummah of its right to choose its…



Cheek Striking in Mourning Al-Hussein… Shiite Fatwa

Nowadays, people observe some excessive habits such as hitting their heads with swords and slashing their backs with iron chains. Such extreme customs did not emerge as a result of legal collective ijtihad based on the Shari`ah. Rather, they emerged out of…


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