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40 Days (Nights) Vigil from Ashura

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Salam Dear All, 

The forty days and nights window of spiritual growth between the night of Ashura and the day of Arbaeen of Imam Hussain AS is upon us again.

We all should thank Allah swt that we are experiencing it this year, as many who were with us last year are there no more. 

Vigil of 40 days and nights have special significance in a momin’s spiritual growth, most noteworthy example is the 40 days vigil of the Prophet of Islam S, immediately before the conception of Sayeda Fatima Zahra SA. There are multiple other instances throughout the history of Islam where you could see the importance of 40 days vigil.

See if we all could embark on the journey of these 40 days together, a few items you could pick (not necessarily all) - starting from the Night of Ashura till the Night of Arbaeen. 

1. Read at least 40 ayaat of Qur’an with comprehension every night before going to bed 

2. Read Salat ul Layl every morning till Arbaeen

3. Fast from the 11th of Muharram all the way to the day of Arbaeen

4. Read Dua Ahad after Fajr (it’s been promised to accompany Imam Zaman AF if one reads it after Fajr Salat for 40 consecutive days)

5. Read Ziarat Ashura and (or) Dua Alqama from the night of Ashura till Arbaeen 

40 day duration between the 10th of Muharram to 20th of Safar (+/-) has been such a unique window for us Shias of Imam Ali AS since we are already away from all of the sharr of material such as most media, fashion, shopping, and others that tempt us. 

Edited by Irfani313

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