The Great Events of 'Ashura
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According to Imam Al-Ghazali, who wrote in his Mukhashfa al-Qulub, Umar ibn Al-Khattab (RA) was asked why the day of ’Ashura was considered so noble. Umar (RA) listed a few events which had taken place on ’Ashura, including Allah, who created the skies and earth on this day, along with the Preserved Tablet. Allah created Angel Jibril (as). Allah created Adam (as) and Hawwa (as). Allah created Jannah. Allah enabled Adam (as) to live in Jannah. The first rain to fall on earth was on ’Ashura. Therefore, since before the beginning of human history, ’Ashura has been filled with significant events.
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