Thursday, December 29, 2011

يا عبد التراب

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu

(something I wrote):

إن الأحوال تتقلب بمرور الزمن                  و يتبع الأحزان كثير من الأفراح 
حتى إنه ليأتي وقت إذا نظرت                     في ماضيك يحقر الدواهي قلبك
و يصغر المشكلات قد وجدتها                    وقتئذ أثقل من نقل الجبال عليك
فذكر قلبك بوجود ربك وسليه               الا إن الفرج لقريب سينسيك حزن
وكل أمورك إلى الله فتجدها                        تحل كلها من حيث لا تحتسب  إنما هذه هي الدنيا دار البلايا                    فكيف برغبة الناس فيها هذا يحيرني
ومهما حاولت أن أعثر على جواب                    فشلت وكلما تعمقت فيه خسئت
أعلم يا عبد التراب انك فيه تعاد                 فلا تغترن بمحاسن الدنيا الخادعة



(Conditions change as time passes, and Sadness is followed by lots of happiness, Until such a time comes,that when you look back to your past, all the your problems and worries that you once thought were more difficult than moving a mountain from one place to another on you, will now seem so small..so remind your heart of the presence of ALLAH t3ala, and relieve it by reminding it of the soon to come peace which shall make you forget all your problems. Hand over your worries to ALLAH t3ala, and you shall see all your problems being solved in such a way you wont even imagine, This is the reality of this life, its a house of problems and worries, so how do people give interest in it, it surprises me...No matter how much I try to look for a reason, and as deep as I search for some answers, in the end I always fail to do so....Oh slave of this earth, do know that in this same earth you shall return, so do not be deceived by the worldly desires, they are nothing but a trick to reel you in...)

(I know a terrible translation...but at least I took out the time...gotta get some credit...)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Quran Karim vs Cellphones!

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

Ever wonder what would happen if we started to treat our Ouran Karim like we treat our cellphones?

What if we carried it around, everywhere we go?

What if we flipped through it several times a day
and read it every time with 100% concentration?

What if we turned back to go get it, if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it, like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to our children and others as gifts?

What if we used it when we travelled?

What if we used it in emergencies?

This is a little something to make you go....hmmm...Where is my Quran Karim?

Oh, and more thing! Unlike our cellphone, we dont have to worry about our Quran Karim being disconnected, because ALLAH t3ala has already paid the bill.
no bills, no signal loss, no missed calls, no wrong/scam messages.....only guidance and peace

so lets stop with the what ifs...
and take that step right now...and start to think about our priorities...
we wont be asked about our cell phones, but we surely will be asked about our religion, and the Quran Karim.


A few ahadeeth I read today that brought tears to my eyes!

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabaraktuhu

The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: (Mafhoom): 
A person committed a sin, so he said: My lord, I have committed a sin, so please forgive me, so Al-mighty ALLAH said: My slave has committed a sin, and he knew that he has a lord who forgives sins and punishes because of them, I have forgiven my slave. 
Then the person committed another sin, then said "My lord, I have committed a sin, so please forgive me", so Al-mighty ALLAH said: "My slave has committed a sin, and he knew that he has a lord who forgives sins and punishes because of them, I have forgiven my slave."
Then the person commits another sin, then says "My lord, I have committed a sin, so please forgive me", so Al-mighty ALLAH said: "My slave has committed a sin, and he knew that he has a lord who forgives sins and punishes because of them, I have forgiven my slave."
Then once again the person commits a sin, then says "My lord, I have committed a sin, so please forgive me", so Al-mighty ALLAH said: "My slave has committed a sin, and he knew that he has a lord who forgives sins and punishes because of them, I make you all my witness that I have forgiven my slave, so he may do whatever he wishes".

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "By the One in Whose Hand my soul is! If you do not commit sins, Allah would replace you with a people who would commit sins and seek forgiveness from Allah; and Allah will certainly forgive them.''

In another hadeeth The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said:
"Iblees (satan) said: "Oh my lord and your highness I shall continue leading bani Aadam (The sons of Adam alaihissalam) astray until their souls remain in their bodies", so Al-Mighty ALLAH said: "I swear on my highness and mightiness, I shall continue to forgive them when they ask for my forgiveness."

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiallaho anha) narrarated:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) saying:
Allah the Almighty has said:
"O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it."

Look at us sinful conceited always complaining servants of such a merciful magnificent Lord.......

ALLAH The Al-Mighty says: “Say: O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”                               [Sûrah al-Zumar: 53]

Alluhummahdina Allahummarhamna Allahummaghfir lana
Alhamdu lillahi katheeran Thayyiban Mubarakan fihi!
Nuhibbuka ya rabbana!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hardships....Why is it always me??

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

Not really what I had in mind for my next post, but the need came...dedicated to a sweet friend of mine...(you know who..whoever you are)

There is not a single person in this world who isnt tested, who doesnt go through trials, and everyones trials are different, ALLAH t3ala only tests someone who he knows can survive the test, trials sometimes seem like blessings but arent really, for example someone is given a very very good job in which he earns a lot of money, this too is a trial which most dont know, because everyone will be asked about where they spent their money, so some people waste there money in useless things, some in luxury, some show off with it, some spend it in sins and haram, and there are some who give the poor and needy, and then there are also bad trials like hardships like the divorce, so remember you are not the only one, everyone around you is being tested, the dunya is a test, this life is all a test.



 You are  mashaALLAH loved by ALLAH t3ala, because ALLAH t3ala only tests people
he loves, so trials are like a sign of his love, and they can be for few different reasons: 
- One has lost his relationship with ALLAH t3ala, so ALLAH t3ala wants to reconnect with him
- This is a test from ALLAH t3ala to see how much imaan this person has? If he is bestowed upon will he praise his lord, and
if hardships have befallen him, will he complain? or be patient?
- ALLAH t3ala washes away his sins through these trials
- ALLAH t3ala raises his status in jannah because of these trials and patience.


ALLAH t3ala is wise and everything he does is full of wisdom, this may seem like the biggest problem in the world, or like the end of the world, but there will come a time when you will look back at this time and wont even remember all your pain due to all the happiness. This is your test, this is your time to be patient, the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:
 (mafhoom: انما الصبر عند الصدمة الاولى [inna mas-sabru inda-sadma-til-oola]) Verily patience is in the real beginning of the hardship (which means this is the time to be patient the beginning, not after one sees that they have no choice, and are tired of complaining because they no its not going to help so they end up being patient, but the real patience is in the real beginning and thats the one you will be greatly rewarded for.) 

These hardships are to remind us that this world is not for luxury, or fun, this is a test, we have to keep in mind our purpose of coming into this world, these problems should being us closer to ALLAH t3ala, Dont lose hope, don't lose your trust in ALLAH t3ala, he loves you, and he wants you to come to him and cry, and ask for help, he is listening, he is with you. Complaining or losing hope in everyone wont help you, instead you need to turn to ALLAH t3ala, you need to pass this test, it will pass, it will pass,
and inshaALLAH  in no time, ALLAH t3ala will bestow you with the greatest reward ever. This is nothing compared to what other people go through in this world, nothing...There are children who are homeless, whose parents, family members have passed away, and they are left on the streets, doing labor to live. There are people who are in the hospital with no family member to care for them, in so much pain they just want to die, there are people who are so so ill at home, and dont have enough money to go to the hospital, so they spend nights and days in 24/7 pain and torture. There are old people whose children have grown old and left them, they live all alone, and are too ill to get out of bed, they cant care for themselves, so they just wait and wait for death to take them away with nothing to do. There are people who dont have anything to eat for days, no shelter to be safe, no clothes to cover themselves.
Look at the world, everyone is crying, dont blind yourself with those who are living in haram luxury, you dont know how much they cry for peace or if they can even sleep at night, you dont know what problems they hide, always look at the ones below you, that way you will never complain.



There are sahabiyaat who lost their sons and husband in one day in the path of ALLAH t3ala, the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam went through so much pain and so many troubles, we cant even imagine. Prophet ibrahim alaihissalam, prophet yaqoob alaihissalam, prophet yunus alaihissalam, all of
these prophets were human too, they werent angels, they felt all the pain too, but they kept their trust in ALLAH t3ala, they never complained, thats why ALLAH t3ala made them prophets. Read stories about all these prophets, sahabah, our aslaaf...

Remember that ALLAH t3ala loves you, you need to turn to him, try just once, not to complain you pain to anyone, anyone at all, and wake up in the middle of the night, and sit in front of ALLAH t3ala, and tell him everything, every single thing, even though he knows, just share with him and cry, and you will see, how your heart will feel at peace, hand over all your problems to ALLAH t3ala, give him all the control, and watch how he shall fix everything. It may not be right away, but it will definitely happen.

Finally, make lots of dua, and read different duas like 
(حسبي الله و نعم الوكيل [hasbiyallahu wa ni3mal wakeel]: this dua is very very very beneficial)
and (إنا لله وانا إليه راجعون اللهم أجرني في مصيبتي و أخلف لي خيراً منها [inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioon allahumma'jurni fi museebati wakhluf li khairan minha]) This is the same dua hadhrat umme salamah radhiyallahu t3ala anha read when her husband passed away, and before that her she used to say I wont read this dua, because where can I ever find a husband better than mines.. so after he passed away, the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam told her to read it, and guess who she married due to this dua?? The prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam! Now tell me, can there ever be a better husband than him? InshaALLAH t3ala you too will get a much much much better husband who shall keep you happy. Verily after difficulty there is ease!



Dont tell herself how big you problems are, but tell your problems how big you rabb ALLAH t3ala is! 

May ALLAH t3ala help you and everyone else, and wash away our sins, and solve our problems/hardships, and give us patience with these problems that we are given, and the greatest award in this world and the hereafter, and replace all you worries and your past with the best husband who will keep you happy, and give you everything you lost in the past, and even more, aameen thumma aameen.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Just Wondering...

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

Just wondering, Am I the only wierdo who does this?  
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(at the moment, this is not for anyone, just a old habit...)

(btw inshaALLAH t3ala a long (maybe) interesting (well I hope you find it interesting) post coming up soon..)

(oh and btw incase if anyone doubts, Whenever I write about such stuff, Im never talking about a guy, just female friends. alhamdulillah t3ala I dont go into those kinda (haram) relationships, mashaALLAH t3ala, I mean the reason why Im telling you this is because i dont want someone thinking I write about Islam, and then dates guys, etc...astaghfirullah t3ala never.)

Monday, December 12, 2011

A roller coaster of emotions

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu

Those moments when you feel like your stranded in an ocean of stormy waves. They keep on throwing you from one place to another, from one strong wave to another enemy, and all you have with you is a small piece of log you depend on. You know your going to drown any second, but then you hope you reach the coast, you don't know whats going on, whats going to happen to you. Is this a test, or is this a punishment? Are you hated so much that you've been thrown in to this disaster or your just beloved so your tested to see how patient you are. You try to stop the problems but sometimes the waves take you down for a few seconds. You might be crying, but with no use, because your so confused, you don't know what to do, only one thing can help at such a time, definitely not crying, only pleading to ALLAH t3ala to save you.


In a more realistic description you have so many troubles you don't know where to go. Everywhere you look there seems to be a hardship. At times your laughing even though your heart is crying, then at times your so silent because your mind has been flooded with thoughts. You try to understand whats going on, you try to save yourself from all evil, you try to do good, but it seems like sometimes you just cant avoid it. You are asking for help from the almighty, you know hes there, but you don't understand what hes doing, You feel so lost, so confused, so lonely, but then you keep on hoping that maybe its just a test. Happiness dares to creep close to you before its forced away by another trouble. You did ask to become a waliyah, but does that mean your going to be tested by being forced to sin too? I don't get it, its just another algebra problem, no matter how many times the teacher explains it to you, you have no clue what shes saying, what is X, B and A? Your looking for a sign, a sign that hes upset, or hes happy with you, is this a test, or is this a punishment, your mind keeps going to the direction, and in the end you just stand there with no clue, what is happening, where am I, when will this end???

People probably think I've gone crazy, at times I shine my smile, or the melody of my laugh soothes the ear, then the next Im so quiet like ive been frozen, I can be so open, then I can shut down, so suddenly. No one shall understand me, because no one but I know what my shoes feel like.


Oh ALLAH t3ala, you know I love you dearly, and I have no complain, you are the best, and I am your lover, everything you do for me is a blessing, in times of trouble, or times of happiness, all praise is for you. (All I want ya ALLAH t3ala is you to be happy with me, No matter what the situation is, all praise is to you, I dont complain, for I know I have a lot which some others dont, I just want you to be smiling everytime you look at me, and I want you to be happy and proud of me..and to love me..because I definitely love you!)

 I myself don't know what I'm saying, poor readers, how shall they understand, must be thinking im crazy, but oh ALLAH, you know what I mean, you know what my heart hides, and what my tongue forbids to say, you know everything, every second of my life, every thought that runs through my mind and heart, I ask you, and only you to enlighten me a bit with whats going on,because Ive reached a dead end, Im knocking at your door, I have nothing with me but my sinful soul, I ask you to open the door and guide me, and protect me with all your might, spread your arms around me with all your love and mercy, accept me, and save me from all evil, and grant me the tawfeeq to do all that you like.
Aameen thumma Aameen!


Surrounded by difficulties?

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,
A poem I wrote:

When you find yourself drowning
in a sea of worries and troubles
try to stay calm without protesting
and get up on your feet with prayers
keep the Quran right by your side
and turn to it to rest your mind
it may seem difficult then   
your problems may be multiplied by ten
but dont let yourself fall down
keep on fighting so that you dont drown
in just a few days you'll be freed
from all that you stress and aggrieve
then will come a day of such happiness
you'll forget every second of your distress
so while it lasts dont be hasty
and keep your faith in the Al-Mighty
this is just a test which shall pass
so just try to be patient and stay steadfast
the reward shall be truly worth it
just wait and see how you'll cherish it



Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dont drown yourself in a sea of hardships, but swim right through!

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

When you find yourself in a sea of tears, worries, and tension, 
Just go and offer two rakaat salah, 
then bow down in front of HIM t3ala, 
and then close your eyes. 
Now you shall see that the universe is much more brighter, 
and you will feel a lot better,
so now tell him EVERYTHING!
Don't hide ANYTHING!
He knows what your heart hides, 
he shall listen to you attentively just like a friend, or even better.
He will show you the right path, 
and will solve all your worries and problems!
Because....
He is the most merciful,
He is the most Beneficent
He is all-seeing
He is all-hearing
He loves you greatly
He is your caretaker
Hes the only one that shall never let you down
He is the only lord,
He is the Al-Mighty ALLAH 3zza wa jalla!!

(unknown author)


"Oh ALLAH t3ala, when I lose hope because my plans have come to nothing, then help me remember that:
"YOUR LOVE IS ALWAYS GREATER THAN MY DISAPPOINTMENTS!"
and
"YOUR PLANS FOR MY LIFE ARE ALWAYS BETTER THAN MY DREAMS!
aameen thumma aameen!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Strange but True? Huh really?

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu

I've recieved this quote many times through emails, sms, and everytime I'm thinking man, how can this be true?
so thought I'd post it here, and lets see what you all think:

"The Person who tries to keep everyone happy and always cares for everyone, is always the most loneliest person"

At times I do think it's kinda true, because I've noticed how sometimes your always there for everyone, but when you yourself are in need of someone to talk to, you think twice before calling them, because you dont want to disturb them, and then in the end leave it, and just spend your time alone. Dont know if its your fault you didnt just ask them to come on, they would have come, but then you think' but I never gave them the chance to message/call me, I messaged them plenty of times myself to check up on them, and ask how they are', etc...I guess if you want to stay happy in this life, never expect anything back...the key to happiness, and just keep yourself busy, hence, you wont have the time to be lonely (I know easily said than it actually is), and finally if you want to talk, and you feel like your alone, just turn to ALLAH t3ala...

wallah you came alone, lived alone, shall die alone, stay alone in your grave, and resurrect alone...thats life...

I dont know, my mind has double views about the quote, can be true, and sometimes isn't...what do you all think?


oh btw, I absolutely love this: 



and I made this (wrote and designed) for this post: (my second try at a graphic, let me know what you think)
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Monday, December 5, 2011

My very first award!

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

Special thanks to our beloved "Izdiher", I've got my first award! Jazakumullah t3ala ahsanal jaza Izdiher!

Hundred Hearts Award:

Her quote: "a hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you"
aawwww, how sweet! 


Okay so now to forwarding this award, here are the amazing bloggers who most definitely deserve this award: ehemmm
(in no preferential order)

2) Aman
4) Amira
5) Naz
 6) Miesya
8) Xenia
10) Layla

(and thats it for now, if I was to mention every amazing blogger, the list could go on and on...)

Congratulations Lovelies!

Winter ----> The Best Time of the Year!

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

Aren't these winter days and nights wonderful? Nice and cozy with hot chocolate and comfortable blankets? Looking forward to winter break so we can sleep in?  There's this hadeeth in which The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam says "Winter is the best season for the believer........." Do you think this is why they said that winter is the best season, so that we could rest, sleep long, and enjoy hot drinks and chit chatting?? Well...lets see the rest of the hadeeth and find out:

The Noble Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said:

“Winter is the best season for the believer. Its nights are long for him to pray in, and its days are short for him to fast in.”

Hadith-Majma’ az-Zawa’id’ (3/203)

Certainly not! This is the best season for the true believers who love ALLAH t3ala, Winter is beloved to them because the days are so short, they can easy fast, and they don't even have to worry about feeling hot. The nights are so long, they can sleep right after Esha, and enjoy 7-8 hours of sleep, then get up and stand in front of  ALLAH t3ala, and relive the night with Tahajjud, tilawah, and loads of tears in dua for a whole 2-3 hours! The reason why we don't get this, is because we have never tasted the enjoyment of worship in the middle of the night, we are too busy sleeping, or we rather watch a movie covered in blankets in our cozy bed. Astaghfirullah t3ala. How about just once we make the intention of sleeping early, and then get up atleast an hour or 2 before Fajr, and spending that time in praying Tahajjud and reciting The Quran Karim, I can promise you, you will enjoy it so much, you will want to do this everyday!!


Just try and let me know inshaALLAH t3ala.

and 

remember the more difficulty there is in worship, the more good deeds you get, I know waking up in the middle of the night from a cozy bed isn't easy, but you shall definitely cherish it!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Its the company that matters!

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu

One of the major factors that influence a person is his friends, may they be good or bad, they definitely will have an influence on you. 

ALLAH the Exalted says in the Qur’an: “And (remember) the Day when the wrong-doer will bite his hands and say: Woe to me! Would that I had taken a path with the Messenger. Woe to me! If only I had not taken so- and-so as a friend! He has led me astray from this Reminder (the Qur’an) after it had come to me. And Satan is ever a deserter to man in the hour of need.” Qur’an 25:27-29

In a Hadith, Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The example of a good companion and a bad companion is like that of the seller of musk, and the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows.. So as for the seller of musk then either he will grant you some, or you buy some from him, or at least you enjoy a pleasant smell from him. As for the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows then either he will burn your clothes or you will get an offensive smell from him.”


In an authentic Hadith, the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A person is likely to follow the faith of his friend, so look whom you befriend.”

It is very important to see who you befriend, as your friend is like a mirror of you, this is a beautiful quote I wanted to share: 

If a drop of water falls in a lake, it loses its identity
"UNNOTICED"
If it falls in mud, it becomes a part of it:
"UNWANTED"
If it falls on a rose, it shines:
"APPRECIATED"
If it falls in a shell it becomes a pearl:
"PRECIOUS"
The drop of the water is the same in every place, its the company that matters!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Muharram!

Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

Happy new year! May ALLAH t3ala fill this year of ours with loadsss of worship, happiness, and peace, and may we all change for the good internally and externally! aameent humma aameen!
Remember it could be your last muharram, so think about it, and plan ahead, write down all the changes you want to achieve this year, and get right to it yallah bismillah t3ala!


(I was going to translate about Muharram from a book, but then just found something very similar online, and the person asked to pass it on, so I thought why not...)

Significance Of Muharram

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Glorious Qur’ān:

Lo! The number of the months with Allāh is twelve months by Allāh’s Ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth. Four of them are sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves in them...(9:36) 

The specification of these four sacred months is stated in a hadīth narrated by Abū Bakrah radhiyallāhu ‘anhu that Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “Verily time has completed its cycle and returned to its original stage as it was on the day Allāh created the heavens and the earth. The year consists of twelve months, four of which are sacred. Three of them occur consecutively; Dhul Qa‘dah, Dhul Hijjah and Muharram, (the fourth being) Rajab of Mudar (named after the tribe of Mudar as they used to respect this month) which occurs between Jamādi‘ul Ākhir and Sha‘bān.” (Bukhārī) 

From out of the four sacred months, Muharram has been blessed with certain specific virtues. The noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “The best of fasts besides the month of Ramadān is the fasting of Allāh’s Month of Muharram and the best of salāh besides the fard (compulsory) salāh is the tahajjud salāh (performed after midnight before dawn).” (Muslim) 

In another hadīth, Ibn ‘Abbās radhiyallāhu ‘anhu reports that the Messenger of Allāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “He who fasts on the day of ‘Arafāt (9th Dhul Hijjah), his fast will be a compensation for the sins of two years, and one who keeps a fast in the month of Muharram will receive the reward of thirty fasts for each fast.” (Tabrānī, at-Targhīb wat-Tarhīb)

THE DAY OF ‘ĀSHŪRĀ (10th Muharram) 

The tenth day of the month of Muharram is known as ‘Āshūrā. It is one of the most important and blessed days in the Islamic calendar. Some ‘ulamā (scholars) are of the opinion that before the fasts of Ramadān, the fast of the day of ‘Āshūrā was compulsory upon the Ummah. This is stated in a hadīth reported by ‘Ā’ishah radhiyallāhu ‘anhā that the noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam ordered the observance of the fast of ‘Āshūrā. However, when the fast of Ramadān became compulsory, then whosoever wished, kept this fast and whosoever desired did not observe this fast. (Bukhārī) 

But the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, nevertheless, continued to fast this day and encouraged his companions to do the same. Ibn ‘Abbās radhiyallāhu ‘anhu says, “I did not see Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam anxiously await the fast of any day, which he gave preference to over other days, but this day, the day of ‘Āshūrā.” (Bukhārī) 

Humayd Ibn ‘Abdur Rahmān radhiyallāhu ‘anhu narrates that he heard Mu‘āwiyah ibn Abī Sufyān radhiyallāhu ‘anhumā on the day of ‘Āshūrā, during the year he performed Hajj, saying on the pulpit, “O the people of Madīnah! Where are your ‘ulamā? I heard Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam saying, ‘This is the day of ‘Āshūrā. Allāh has not enjoined its fasting on you, but I am fasting it. Whosoever wishes, keep (this) fast and whosoever desires do not observe (this fast).’” (Bukhārī) 

In another hadīth, Ibn ‘Abbās radhiyallāhu ‘anhu narrates that the noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam came to Madīnah and found the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Āshūrā. Hence the noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam inquired of them, “What is (the significance of) this day on which you fast?” They replied, “This is a great day. On this day Allāh saved Mūsā ‘alayhis salām and his people and drowned Fir‘awn and his nation. Thus Mūsā ‘alayhis salām fasted on this day as a token of thanksgiving, therefore we too fast on this day.” The Messenger of Allāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “We are more worthy of Mūsā and nearer to him than you.” Thereafter, the noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam fasted on this day and ordered (his companions radhiyallāhu ‘anhum) that a fast be kept on this day. (Muslim)

RECOMMENDED DEEDS ON THE DAY OF ‘ĀSHŪRĀ 

1) The noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam has exhorted and encouraged his Ummah to fast on this day. Abū Qatādah radhiyallāhu ‘anhu narrates that the noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam was asked regarding the fast of the day of ‘Āshūrā. The noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam replied, “It is a compensation for the (minor) sins of the past year.” (Muslim) 

NOTE: It must be borne in mind that wherever a promise of forgiveness of sins is made upon the fulfilment of some action, it is only the minor sins that are forgiven. The major sins are not forgiven without true tawbah (repentance). 

2) One should also observe the fast of the 9th or 11th Muharram to safeguard his deed from resemblance with the non-Muslims who fast only on the 10th Muharram. Ibn ‘Abbās radhiyallāhu ‘anhu said, “When Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam observed the fast of the day of ‘Āshūrā and ordered (his companions radhiyallāhu ‘anhum) to fast, they said, ‘O Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam! It is a day revered by the Jews and Christians.’ Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, ‘The coming year, if Allāh wills, we will fast on the ninth (also).’” (Muslim) 

Ibn ‘Abbās radhiyallāhu ‘anhu reports that Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “Should I live until the coming year, I will definitely fast on the ninth (also).” (Muslim) 
The noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “Observe the fast of ‘Āshūrā and oppose the Jews. Fast a day before it or a day after.” (Bayhaqī) 
Hence, it is important to either fast on the ninth and tenth of Muharram or the tenth and eleventh. To fast only on the day of ‘Āshūrā is makrūh tanzīhī as stated by ‘Allāmah Ibn ‘Ābidīn Shāmī rahimahullāh. 

3) One should be generous to one’s family and dependants and spend more on them than is normally spent. Abū Hurayrah radhiyallāhu ‘anhu reports that Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “One who generously spends on his family on the day of ‘Āshūrā, Allāh will increase (his provision) for the whole year.” (Bayhaqī, at-Targhīb wat-Tarhīb)
This hadīth is not very authentic according to the science of hadīth. However, scholars of hadīth like Bayhaqī and Ibn Hibbān rahimahumallāh have accepted it as reliable. 
These are the only actions supported by ahādīth.

ACTS TO REFRAIN FROM 

1) It is absolutely clear that the significance of the day of ‘Āshūrā is from the time of the noble Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam. However, many people regard this day as the day of mourning the martyrdom of Husayn radhiyallāhu ‘anhu. The martyrdom of Husayn radhiyallāhu ‘anhu was indeed a great tragedy, but Islam is not a religion of perpetual mourning. Abū Sa‘īd radhiyallāhu ‘anhu relates that Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam has cursed mourners and those who listen to them. (Abū Dāwūd) 

The pages of Islamic History are filled with the blood of the martyrs. Should we begin to mourn the martyrdom of the Sahābah radhiyallāhu ‘anhum alone, every other day would be a day of mourning. Thus, to attribute the significance of ‘Āshūrā to the martyrdom of Husayn radhiyallāhu ‘anhu is baseless. Therefore, the host of baseless customs with regard to his martyrdom — mourning, lamenting and displaying grief — must be discarded. If mourning were permissible, then the day of the demise of Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam would have been more worthy for mourning and lamenting. 

3) Another misconception is that the month of Muharram is an unlucky month; hence marriage ceremonies should be avoided in this month. This concept is again contrary to the teachings of Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam.

Let us observe this great day according to the way of Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam and the Sahābah radhiyallāhu ‘anhum and refrain from all innovations which deprive us of the blessings from Allāh ta’ālā. May Allāh ta’ālā guide us all upon the Straight Path and save us from every act which brings His Displeasure. Āmīn.

(From Sunniforum)