Tariq Mehanna: November 24, 2012 (A Brief Conversation)

How amazing is our dear brother Tariq Mehanna? Please read.


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The photocopied lunar calendar affixed to the wall reminds me that today is the tenth of Muharram, 1434. It is the day of ‘Ashura’…

…My mind travels back 1433 years to the city of Madinah, to an important conversation that occurred on this exact date. The great Companion and scholar, ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas, narrated that his cousin, Muhammad – the final Prophet and Messenger sent by Allah to mankind – passed by a group of Jews who were fasting that day. He questioned them about this, and they replied: “This is a very significant day. It is the day on which Allah rescued Moses and his people, and drowned Pharaoh and his people. So, Moses fasted it out of gratitude, and we also fast it.” In another reported wording: “This is the day on which Allah gave victory to Moses and the Children…

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