Spending on the family on Ashura 10 Muharram (Part 2)

Spending on the family on ʿĀshūrāʾ (Part 2)

Summary of the treatise of Imam Ibn al-Qaṭṭān al-Fāsī al-Mālikī (d. 628/1231)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Last year, I wrote an article regarding the status of the narration which encourages increasing expenditure on the family on ʿĀshūrāʾ (10th Muḥarram). The various views of the scholars and ḥadīth experts regarding the authenticity of this narration were outlined in the article which is available on the following link: http://islamicportal.co.uk/spending-on-the-family-on-ashura-10-muharram/. Continue reading

Difference in the reward of Arafah and Ashura fasts

Difference in the reward of ʿArafah and ʿAshūrāʾ fasts

Question

Is there a reason why the ʿArafah fast expiates the sins of two years whereas the ʿAshūrāʾ fast expiates the sins of one year?

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Spending on the family on Ashura 10 Muharram

Spending on the family on ʿĀshūrāʾ

Question

What is the status of the narration that suggests that a person should generously spend on the family on ʿĀshūrāʾ? Please clarify because people who do not believe in this are criticised whilst people who believe in this are accused of innovation.

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Fasting exclusively on 10 Muharram

Fasting exclusively on 10th Muḥarram

Question

I understand that it is preferable to avoid fasting exclusively on 10th Muḥarram. However, I have heard that according to the Ḥanafī school of thought, it is makrūh to fast exclusively on 10th Muḥarram. Please can you clarify the matter.

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