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”
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