? The new moon for the month of Muharram was seen today in Saudi Arabia – Saturday 1st October.
Therefore tomorrow is the 1st of the sacred month of Muharram 1438h corresponding to Sunday 2nd October 2016
* The day of Aashoorah (10th Muharram) will be:
? Tuesday 11th October 2016
NOTE: The Sunnah is to fast the 10th of Muharram along with a day before or a day after; hoping by it that Allaah forgives a year of sins.
? The Prophet (sal allaahu alayhi wa sallam) said regarding fasting the Day of Aashoorah: “I hope that Allah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before.” [Saheeh Muslim]
IMPORTANT: As for other celebrations, observing periods of mourning and holding mehfils – such action are from the innovations that people have introduced into Islaam.