Praise is to God for the blessing of witnessing another day of ‘Āshūrā’, the 10th day of Muharram in this Migratory Year of 1442. So many illustrious examples of our Lord’s infinite mercy and our pious predecessors’ abundant resolve can be taken from that day.
Events such as:
- the day Prophet Noah, upon him peace, left the Ark.
- the day that Prophet Moses, upon him peace, and his people were saved from Pharaoh.
- the day in which God forgave the people of Jonah, upon him peace.
- the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn, son of Imam ‘Ali, grandson of the indefatigable and unparalleled Prophet Muhammad, upon them all peace, at Karbala’.
It is a day of openings and mercy. It is a day of sacrifice and salvation.
The Prophet Muhammad, upon him and his family peace, encouraged us to fast the day before or after ‘Āshūrā’ along with the day itself. We can still take part in that goodness on this 11th day of Muharram.
May God not leave a sin of yours except that He forgives it, nor any concern except that He creates for it an opening, nor any need in which there is His good pleasure except that He fulfills it. Amen!