- The Day of Ashura
The Day of Ashura’ (The 10th of Muharram) in Japan, will be on the coming Saturday, 29th August, 2020 in Shaa Allah.
Here is some advice from Imam Mohsen, Imam of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque concerning this day.
The Virtues of Fasting on the Day of Ashura:
Firstly: Fasting the day of ‘Ashura’ makes up for the sins of the past year, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “By fasting the Day of ‘Arafah I hope Allah will forgive my sins thereby for the year before it and the year after it, and by fasting the Day of ‘Ashura’ I hope Allah will forgive my sins thereby for the year that came before it.” (Narrated by Muslim). This is by the bounty that Allah bestows upon us, whereby fasting one day is recompense for the sins of a whole year. And Allah is the Owner of great bounty.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to be very keen to make sure he fasted on the day of ‘Ashura’ because of its great status. It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "I never saw the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) so keen to make sure he fasted any day and preferring it over another except this day, the day of ‘Ashura’, and this month (meaning Ramadan)." (Narrated by al-Bukhaari). What is meant by being keen to make sure he fasted it is so as to earn its reward.
Secondly: The reason why the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) fasted on the day of ‘Ashura’ and urged the people to do likewise is mentioned in the hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari (1865) from Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to Madinah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Ashura’. He said, “What is this?” They said: “This is a good day, this is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy and Musa fasted on this day.” He said, “We are closer to Musa (peace be upon him) than you.” So Musa (peace be upon him) fasted on this day and told the people to fast. Also, according to a version narrated by Muslim, “This is a great day when Allah saved Musa (peace be upon him) and his people and drowned Pharaoh and his people.” Muslim added in his report to the words “so Musa (peace be upon him) fasted on this day” – “In gratitude to Allah, so that is why we fast on this day.”
Thirdly: The expiation of sins that is achieved by fasting ‘Ashura’ refers to minor sins; with regard to major sins, they need separate repentance.
There are different ways of fasting ‘Ashura’:
1- The least of which is to fast the tenth only.
2- It is better to fast the ninth as well, because ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: When the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) fasted on the day of ‘Ashura’ and told the people to fast, they said, “O Messenger of Allah, this is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.” So the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Next year, if Allah wills, we will fast on the ninth day too.” But by the time the following year came, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had passed away. (Narrated by Muslim).
3- It is Mustahab recommended to fast the day of eleventh as well.
Instructions regarding Friday prayers
Brothers and Sisters Alsalam Alikom wa rahmato allah wa barakato,
The Friday Congregation Prayer, In Sha Allah, would be conducted with limitation as mentioned below.
However, Saturday program remains postponed till announcement. Although, our Imam will be available on Saturday between. Asr and Magrib prayer for Q&A regarding any things you want to ask and for short lecture.
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Ibaraki mosque committee after consulting with Our Imam (Sheikh Mohsen) decided to conduct the Jumu’ah prayer with the following limitations.
1- It will be conducted for adult men only. while we understand that women and children are integral part of the Muslim society here, as of now we request them to pray at their homes.
2-Jumu’ah prayer will be conducted while all doors and windows are open. No A/C will be on. It will be hot so please wear suitable clothes
3-For people coming to pray please record your temperature at home and if you find it above 37.5 degree or you find yourself with any cold like symptoms please refrain from coming to mosque or prayer rooms.
Additionally , make wudu (ablution) at your home, wash you hand with water and soap also and wear mask.
4-people above 60 years old or with immunity related problems please stay at home or wear a mask take hygiene measures all the time.
- Always remember authentic Zekr and Dowaa of the prophet Mohamed SW in such situations such as the following :
( عَنْ أَنَسٍ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُولُ : ( اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ الْبَرَصِ وَالْجُنُونِ وَالْجُذَامِ وَمِنْ سَيِّئْ الْأَسْقَامِ ).
Narrated Anas ibn Malik:
The Prophet ( ﷺ ) used to say: "O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases." Sunan Abi Dawud 1554
May Allah Protect All,
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" ما مِن أيَّامٍ العملُ الصَّالحُ فيها أحبُّ إلى اللهِ مِن هذه الأيَّامِ العَشْرِ "
( صحيح ابن حبان 324 )
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" مَنْ بَنَى مسجِدًا ، يَبْتَغِي بِهِ وجَهَ اللهِ ، بَنَى اللهُ لَهُ مثْلَهُ في الجنَّةِ "
( صحيح البخاري 450 )
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