Stay away from food and water until late afternoon. (This is not a fast and thus should not be kept with the intention of fasting)
Focus on the great tragedy that took place on this day and avoid attending to your business/employment matters, laughing and unnecessary discussions.
Recite Salawát as many times possible.
When meeting fellow brothers, condole them in the following words: image
|اعْظَمَ ٱللَّهُ اجُورَنَا بِمُصَابِنَا بِٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ||a`¨ama all¡hu uj£ran¡ bimu¥¡bin¡ bil¦usayni `alayhi alssal¡m||May Alláh make our reward and your reward great, for our grief for Hussain, peace be on him.
May He place us and you from those who help his cause with His representative, the guided Imám from the family of Muhammad, peace be on them.
|وَجَعَلَنَا وَإِيَّاكُمْ مِنَ ٱلطَّالِبِينَ بِثَارِهِ||wa ja`alan¡ wa iyy¡kum min al§§¡lib¢na bitha’rih¢|
|مَعَ وَلِيِّهِ ٱلإِمَامِ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّ مِنَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ||ma`a waliyyih¢ al-im¡mi almahdiyyi min ¡li mu¦ammadin `alayhimu alssal¡m|
Recite Sura al-Ikhlás 1000 times, or as many times as possible.
Say as many times as possible:’Allahumal A’n Qatalatal Husayn Wa Awlaadihee Wa Ashaabihee’
|O Allah condemn and lay a curse upon the killers of Husayn (as), his family and friends|
& say ‘Yaa Laytanee Kuntu Maakum Fa afoozo maakum Fawzan Azeema ‘
|Would that we were with you So that we could also share the great accomplishment with you||فَیَا لَیْتَنِیْ کُنْتُ مَعَکُمْ فَاَفُوْزَ مَعَکُمْ فَوْزاً عَظِیْما|