Q. We know that Muharram and Aashura have great virtues. Kindly guide us as to which A’maal should we carry out, especially on tenth Muharram? A. There are only two A’maal (practices) specific to Muharram which have been authentically narrated from Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam: Fasting on Aashura (tenth Muharram).
Q. Can we mourn the death of Hadhrat Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu on Aashura? A. No. This is Haraam. Why do you want to mourn the shahaadat of specifically Hadhrat Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu? What about Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, the Khulafaa-e-Raashideen, the Azwaaj-e-Mutaharraat and the thousands of other Sahaabah Radhiayallahu Anhum
Q. Some Molvis give Bayaans on Karbala and on the Shahaadat of Hadhrat Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu in Muharram and on the night of Aashura. Is this permissible? A. No. it is not permissible. A host of khuraafaat and baseless customs in Muharram have become entrenched amongst ignorant Muslims and those
Q. Can we send out messages such as Muharram Mubaarak, and messages congratulating our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world upon the new Islamic year. Some even say Aashura Mubaarak. Kindly advise? A. All of these are baseless customs. This is the way of the Kuffaar. It is absolutely
BARKAT OF AASHURA A Muslim prisoner escaped from the kuffaar on the Day of Aashura. A search party was pursuing him. The searchers reached his location during the night time. From his concealed position, the Muslim supplicated: “O Allah! By the barkat of this Day save me from the kuffaar.”