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MEETING ROOM (ENTER by way of 55 Washington Square South)

What: Ashura Iftar

When: Thursday, September 20 2018

Doors at: 6:00PM

Where: 55 Washington Square South, Judson Memorial Church MEETING ROOM

Ashura marks the tenth day of Muharram - the first month of the Islamic Calendar. Join the Islamic Center for iftar on this holy night.

The Day of 'Ashura has great virtue, and tremendous sanctity (hurma). Fasting on this day is a virtue and was known among the Prophets (peace be upon them all). Both Prophet Nuh and Prophet Musa fasted it. The Prophet (pbuh) used to fast this day even in Mecca, though he had not yet ordered others to do so, as mentioned in both Bukhari and Muslim. [Bukhari (2002), Muslim (1125)]. When he migrated to Medina, and found the People of the Book fasting this day and venerating it, he ordered the Muslims to fast it, and encouraged it so much that even the children would fast it. At the end of his life, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) made the determination not to fast this day alone, but with another day [either before or after it], in order to distinguish from the People of the Book.

Note to continue with our Green Initiative, this program will be cup-free, so please bring your own water bottle.


A government issued photo ID will be needed to sign into the building.