Only Fasting the 10th of Muharram

In the name of Allaah, the All-Mighty, All Wise. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and all those who follow them in goodness until the day of Resurrection. As for what follows;

Question: Is it permissible to fast the tenth of Muharram by itself?

Answer: All praise is for Allaah; (Yes) it is permissible to fast it by itself however that which is more superior is to fast the day before it, the ninth, or the day after it, the eleventh. It is an affirmated sunnah (practice) of the Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him, where he said:

“If I were to live until next year, I would fast the ninth (of Muharram).” Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with them both, said: “Meaning along with the tenth.”

The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa:

Head: ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Baaz

Deputy Head: ‘Abdur Razzaaq ‘Afeefi

Member: ‘Abdullaah al-Ghudayaan

May Allaah have mercy upon them all and grant them Jannah al-Firdous, aameen


Important Note: The 10th of Muharram is going to correspond with the 5th of December inshaallaah. May Allaah grant us success to fast it.

Abu Fouzaan Qaasim


About Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA.

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