samaan aikaan kun israelilaisilla on Jom Kippur paasto,vuorokausi ilman vettä ja ruokaa- muhamettilaisilla on ollut ns. Ashura- pasto, joka linkin kertomuksen mukaan on saanut alkunsa eräästä Jom kippur-paastosta kauan sitten.
'Ashura' commemorates the day that Allah saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh.
Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of 'Ashura', expiates for
the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon
him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted
on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on this day.
They said," This is a blessed day. On this day Allah saved the Children
of Israel from their enemy (in Egypt) and so Prophet Musa [Moses] fasted
on this day giving thanks to Allah."
- Around 9,950 refugees live in Kalandia camp
- They originate from Jerusalem, Haifa, Lydd, Ramleh, and the area west of Hebron