Ashoora: Meaning, Importance and Significance in Islam

What is Ashoora? What is the importance and significance of Ashoora in Islam?

In Arabic, Ashoora means the tenth. It is from the word عشرة which means ten. In Islamic terminology, the word refers to the tenth of Muharram, and it is Sunnah to fast on this day. The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“Fast the day of Ashoora, for indeed I anticipate that Allah will forgive (the sins of) the year before it.”[1]


[1] (At-Tirmithi, 572)

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