This is one of the sacred months in which fighting is prohibited unless for defence. We fast the 9th and 10th according to the wish of the Prophet ﷺ. The 10th is a day when many Prophets were freed from some difficulty and on which Sayyidinā Ḥusayn (ra) achieved martyrdom. If you love the Prophet ﷺ shayṭān cannot reach you.
The Barakah of ‘Āshūrā’
The days of Muḥarram are very blessed. Many important spiritual events took place on the 10th, ‘Āshūrā’ – from the creation of the Preserved Tablet to the martyrdom of Sayyidinā Ḥusayn. We should respect this day as the Prophet ﷺ did with fasting, good works, and prayer.
Like in a shadow play, shayṭān is the puppeteer and all people, East and West, follow his lead without knowing. People run for the hungry of Abyssinia when they should waste less food. Religious people must be patient and tolerant. If they can save one person from shayṭān that is enough. The only shelter is with the Awliyā’.