We are in the sacred month of Muharram 1440 and the 10 Th of Muharram is the most sacred among all its days. The day is named ‘Ashurah’. It is one of the most important and blessed days of Allah in the Islamic calendar.
According to another Hadith, it is more advisable that the fast of Ashura should be either preceded or followed by an additional fast. It means that one should fast two days: the 9 Th and 10 Th of Muharram or the 10 Th and 11 Th . The reason of this additional fast as mentioned by the Holy Prophet peace be upon him is that the Jews used to fast on the day of Ashura alone, and the Holy Prophet peace be upon him wanted to distinguish the Islamic-way of fasting from that of the Jews. Therefore, he advised the Muslims to add another fast to the day of Ashura.