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Fasting on ‘Aashura carries the reward for fasting for one year

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Fasting on the day of ‘Aashura is equivalent [i.e. carries the reward] of fasting for one year”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Qatadah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3631)

 

See another virtue of fasting on the day of ‘Aashura here.

 

Note: One is encouraged to add one more fast to the tenth, either before or after it. See here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar