On the 10th Muharram, recite the Dua of Ashura
The Dua of Ashura, which can be read during the daylight on Ashura
or on the 9th of Muharram, is highly recommended for reading on the
10th of Muharram. The word Ashura derives from the Arabic word Asharah,
which means “ten,” and Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram. According to
Zain-u-Abideen whoever recites or listens to these recitations from sunrise
to sunset on Ashura Day will have his life guaranteed for the rest of the year
and will not die. He won’t be able to recite them if his death occurs in the coming year.
We have made a video to assist with pronunciation. Dua of Ashura
After reciting the Dua of Ashura, recite this seven times
The first Dua should be read once, whereas this one should be read seven times.
According to the Hadith, anyone who does four rakahs of Nafl with Ayat-ul-Kursi
once and Surah Ikhlas three times following Surah Fatiha, and then supplicates,
would receive everything he desires from Allah (SWT).Furthermore, it is Sunnah
to fast on the day of Ashura (Sunday, August 30th), which in some countries will
be Saturday, August 29th; check the Islamic calendar for your country.
According to Ash-Shafi’i and his colleagues, Ishaq, Ahmed, and others:
“Fasting on the ninth and tenth days is mustahabb because the Prophet
(PBUH) fasted on the tenth and meant to fast on the ninth.”
On the basis of this statement, we can deduce that Ashura observes a
changing degree of fasting, the least of which is a complete fast on the 10th
of Muharram. It’s better if you start on the 9th day as well. The more fasting we
do during Muharram, the better.Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) was once asked about
fasting after the day of Ashura on the authority of Abu Qatada (RA), to which He
“It atones for [wipes off] the minor transgressions of the previous year”‘.