What Days of Muharram Should I Fast?

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt


What are the days one should fast in Muḥarram?


Jazākumullāhu Khayran/ Thank you for your question.

In general, there is merit for fasting any day in the month of Muḥarram. However, there is strong recommendation for one to fast on the 10th of Muḥarram. There is also specific instruction for the one who is fasting on the 10th to include one additional day of fasting, either on the 9th or 11th to make the islamic fasting of Muḥarram distinct from other communities.

“The best fasts besides the month of Ramadān, is the fasting in Allāh’s month of Muḥarram ”
(Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim)

“The one that keeps a fast in the month of Muḥarram will receive the reward of thirty fasts for each fast (in this sacred month).”

‘The Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings upon him) commanded us to fast ‘Ᾱshūra’, the tenth day of Muḥarram.’

“When the Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings upon him) fasted on ‘Ᾱshūra’and commanded the Muslims to fast as well, they said, ‘O Messenger of Allāh, it is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.’ The Messenger of Allāh said, ‘If I live until the next year, we will fast on the ninth day too.”
(Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim)

And Allāh Knows Best

Source: brought to you by Mathabah, read more here.

Since You’re Here… we have a small favour to ask.

In these extraordinary times, millions rely on HOTD for daily uplifting & inspiring content. Established since 2009 and with your kind support we’ve seen readers elevate their Imaan & strive for better on a daily basis. We’re committed to keeping our content freely available and open for all readers. Every contribution, however big or small, makes a difference and help us spread knowledge to millions daily

HOTD is something special, it’s a place where people can come to be inspired, to renew their faith, to learn and share knowledge, to fall in love with our faith and also our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family).

All content on HOTD is free. We believe what we do in this life builds for the next one and we work tirelessly with the aim to please Allah and inspire the global Muslim community as

well as providing information and inspiration for anyone interested in Islam. We simply cannot do this without your support and your support helps us continue our services.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. You can support HOTD and help sustain our future. Support Hadith of the Day and make a one-off donation or give regularly from as little as £10 a month Jazak’Allah Khayr – whatever you donate will come back to benefit you Insha’Allah as whatever is spent in the way of Allah is an investment in the future and the next life. Thank you.

Related Articles

Back to top button