‘Ashura is a day of great historical significance.
On this day:
Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) accepted the repentance of Sayyidina Adam (‘Alaihis-Salaam) after his exile from Paradise;
Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) saved Sayyidina Nuh (‘Alaihis-Salaam) and his companions in the ark;
Allah extinguished the fire in which Sayyidina Ibrahim (‘Alaihis-Salaam) was thrown by Nimrod;
And Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) spoke directly to Sayyidina Musa (‘Alaihis-Salaam) and gave him the Commandments.
On this same 10th of Muharram, Sayyidina Ayyub (‘Alaihis-Salaam) was restored to health (from leprosy);
Sayyidina Yusuf (‘Alaihis-Salaam) was reunited with his father Ya’qub (‘Alaihis-Salaam);
Sayyidina Yunus (‘Alaihis-Salaam) was taken out from the belly of the fish; and the sea was divided as the nation of israel was delivered from captivity;
and Pharoah’s army was destroyed.
‘Ashura is also the day when Sayyidina Dawud (‘Alaihis-Salaam) was forgiven;
the kingdom of Sulaiman (‘Alaihis-Salaam) was restored;
Sayyidina Isa (‘Alaihis-Salaam) was raised to Jannah and
Sayyidina al-Husayn (Radiyallahu ‘anh) (the Holy Prophet’s, Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam, grandson) achieved the honor of Martyrdom.1
Let’s fast on 10 Muharram! :)
Have a blessed week ahead, and for those of you with Monday blues (including me), don’t forget to say Alhamdulillah for another Monday! For there must be a reason why you, out of all people, have been given the chance to live another day, blues and all.