Fasting the Day of Ashura with 9th of al-Muharram⁣

fasting 9th muharram

⁣It is recommended to fast on the 9th of Muharram along with the 10th of Muharram. Because, this is the teaching of the Prophet (ﷺ).

A hadith from Al-Hakam ibn al-A’raj he says,⁣

انْتَهَيْتُ إِلَى ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضى الله عنهما فَقُلْتُ لَهُ

أَخْبِرْنِي عَنْ صَوْمِ عَاشُورَاءَ‏ فَقَالَ إِذَا رَأَيْتَ هِلاَلَ الْمُحَرَّمِ فَاعْدُدْ وَأَصْبِحْ يَوْمَ التَّاسِعِ صَائِمًا قُلْتُ هَكَذَا كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَصُومُهُ قَالَ نَعَمْ

I went to Ibn Abbas (may Allah blesses him) and I say,

“Tell me about fasting the day of Ashura”. Ibn Abbas says, “When you see the crescent of the month of al-Muharram, count the days and wake up to fast on the ninth day”. I say, “Is this how the Messenger of Allah ﷺ fasted it?” Ibn Abbas says, “Yes” [Saheeh Muslim]⁣.

An-Nawawi says, “Al-Shafi’i and his companions, Ahmad, Ishaq, and others say it is recommended to fast the ninth and tenth of al-Muharram together, as the Prophet ﷺ fasts the tenth and intended to fast the ninth.” [Sharh al-Nawawi ‘alá Saheeh Muslim]⁣.

So, let’s fast at 9th and 10th Muharram!

Read also: The Month Of Ramadan Is Full Of Virtues

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InshaAllah tomorrow is the 9th of al-Muharram. Donate $5 now to: ussunnah.org/orphan⁣

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