Wednesday 7 January 2009

Fasting during Muharram and the Day of Ashurah

Abu Bakrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said: "The year is twelve months of which four are sacred, the three consecutive months of Dhu'l-Qa'dah, Dhu'l-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab Mudar which comes between Jumada and Sha'ban." [Bukhari, 2958]

Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: "The best fasting after Ramadhan is fasting Allah's month of Muharram." [Reported by Muslim, 1982]

Ibn ‘Abbas narrates "I did not see Rasoolullah (PBUH) anxiously await the fast of any day, which he gave preference to over other days, but this day, the day of Ashura." (Bukhari)

"For fasting the day of 'Ashura, I hope that Allah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before." [Muslim, 1976]

The Virtues of Muharram and Fasting on 'Aashooraa by Shaykh Saalih al-Munajjid hafidhahullaah

Fiqh of Islamic Months: The Month of Muharram by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Holy Month of Moharram By Maulana Justice (R) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani

Muharram By Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad