Ashura is a day that usually falls on the 10th day of the Month of
Muharram( The January of the Islamic Calendar). Its history goes back to
Moses's time and it commemorates the day that the jews were freed from
Egypt, Moses (A.S) fasted on this day and told the people to fast.
Muslims remember this day by fasting on the 9th and 10th day of the
month of Muharam. It is also a day observed in mourning, as it is the
day the grandson of prophet Mohammed(S.A.W), imam Hussein ibn Ali (R.A)
was killed in the Battle of Karbala. So let's try to fast on the 9th and
10th of Muharam, in order to fully participate on this day of
Ashura this year(2017) will fall on Friday and Saturday.