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Seeking repentance on the day of ‘Aashura

Question

Kindly mention the Hadith regarding Allah’s forgiveness on the day of ‘Aashura.

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded a narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) in which the following words appear:

“…If you wish to fast after the month of Ramadan, then fast in Muharram, for indeed it is the month of Allah. [In this month] is a day in which Allah Ta’ala accepted the repentance of a nation, and in which He will accept the repentance of other people”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 741. Declared sound by Imam Tirmidhi. Also See footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 9314)

 

Hafiz Ibn Rajab (rahimahullah) has cited a few narrations which specify this day to be the 10th of Muharram, the day of ‘Aashura.

(Lataiful Ma’arif, pg. 104. Also see here)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar