Muharram: In Light of Quran and Hadith

We announce the start of the Islamic new year, 1440 After Hijrah (AH)! According to the methodology followed by the Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity (local moon sighting) and the methodology followed by the Fiqh Council of North America (calculations), the first day of Muharram was Tuesday, September 11. Therefore, the 10th of Muharram (Day of ‘Ashura) will be on Thursday, September 20. Please try to make an effort to fast on this day. Also, in order to not imitate people of other faiths who also fasted on ‘Ashura, the Prophet (SAW) has advised us to also fast a day before or after this day.

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