Virtues of the Fasting of Ashura - 9th and 10th of Muharram

Virtues of the Fasting of Aashura - 9th and 10th of Muharram


Virtues of the Fasting of Ashura - 9th and 10th of Muharram

The Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) has stated, “Observe Fast on the day of Aashura, and oppose the Jews in this by observing an additional Fast one day before or one day after it.” [Musnad Imam Ahmad, Vol. 1, Page 518, Hadith 2154]

» It has been reported by Sayyiduna Abu Qatadah (Radi Allahu Anhu) that the Most Exalted Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said: “I expect from Allah that Fast on Aashura removes the sins of the previous year.” [Sahih Muslim, Page 590, Hadith 1162]

» Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Abbas (Radi Allahu Anhu) has stated, “I never saw the Noble Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) so enthusiastic to observe Fast highlighting excellence to any day as much as he would for the day of Aashura and the month of Ramadan.” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 657, Hadith 2006]

Note: Whenever one is to observe the Fast of Aashura, it is better for him to fasts on either the 9th or 11th of Muharram in addition.

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