On November 9th, TCC organized a friendship gathering at the First Baptist Church of Mansfield. In celebration of the traditional holiday, Ashura (Noah’s Pudding) Day, TCC distributed homemade Noah’s Pudding for our Christian friends. Ashura is a holiday celebrated annually in Turkey. It signifies many events for Muslims, amongst the most significant being the day Noah’s Ark set on dry land. The month long festivities center on promoting friendship, good relations between neighbors and universal peace and understanding. The meaning and importance of Ashura day was shared while everyone enjoyed the pudding.
‘Ashura’ is a day of great historical significance. On this day:
•Allah accepted the repentance of Adam (pbuh) after his exile from Paradise
•Allah saved Noah (pbuh) and his companions in the ark
• Allah extinguished the fire in which Abraham (pbuh) was thrown by Nimrod
•Allah spoke directly to Moses (pbuh) and gave him the Commandments.
•On this same 10th of Muharram, Job (pbuh) was restored to health (from leprosy)
•Joseph (pbuh) was reunited with his father Jacob (pbuh)
•Yunus (pbuh) was taken out from the belly of the fish;
•Jesus (pbuh) was born and raised to Heavens