4 Virtues of Muharram

1. It is Allahs Month1. It is Allahs Month
Allah’s Messenger said: “The most virtuous fasting after the month of Ramadan is that of Allah’s month of Al-Muharram. (Tirmidhi)

2. It is sacred
The year is twelve months, out of which four months are sacred: Three are in succession Dhul-Qa’ da, Dhul-Hijja and Muharram, and the fourth is Rajab. (Bukhari)

3. In it is a day of excellenceI do not know Allah’s Messenger ﷺ singling out any day’s fast and considering it more excellent than another, except this day (the day of Ashura). (Muslim)

4. Fasting on the day of Ashura is an expiation of sins
He was also asked about fasting on the day of Ashura (the 10th of the month of Muharram). He replied, “Fasting on the day of Ashura is an expiation for the preceding year.” (Muslim)

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