What Is the Significance of Ashura?

29 August, 2020
Q What is the significance of Ashura? What is the reward of fasting the day of Ashura?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

1- Fasting Ashura used to be obligatory for Muslims, until Allah changed that rule.

2- It is highly recommended to fast on Ashura.

3- If you fast on Ashura, Allah will erase the minor sins of the previous year.


Sheikh Waleed Basyouni further explains the significance of Ashura in this video:

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: FaithIQ

About Sheikh Waleed Basyouni
A graduate with a Bachelors in Islamic Sciences from Al-Imam Muhammad University, KSA. He did his Masters in Islamic Theology, World Religions and Modern Religious Sects from Al-Imam Muhammad University; and PhD in Theology from Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA.