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Observing Faqa on Ashura day.

Q:

Salaam Alaikum. What is time of breaking faqa which we observe on the day of Ashoora? Is it acceptable if we break after zuhar-asar namaaz?

A:
Walikum Salam
 
Faqa is observed in order to remind ourselves , the  pain of hunger and thirst our third Imam had to go through in Karbala.
Sheikh Abbas Qumi mentions in Mafatihul Jinan that on the day of Ashura, it is a praiseworthy act to refrain from eating and drinking until the time of asr.
Because it is not a compulsary act,you can break it at anytime.
 
Regards
Sukaina Taqawi.