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September 18, 2019



One week ago was the anniversary of Ashura, when Muslims around the world fasted in recognition of the day God rescued Moses and his followers from the Egyptian Pharaoh.

It’s a story that serves to remind us about the human weaknesses of pride and arrogance traits that led to Pharaoh’s downfall.

Ashura simply means “10th,” and it is the 10th day of the first month of the Muslim New Year. On this day, Prophet Moses would fast, giving thanks to God for saving him and his followers from Pharaoh.

Muslims began fasting on the day of Ashura when Prophet Muhammad found Jews in Arabia fa...



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