Is it permissible to observe Sawm (Fast) on the day of `Ashura’ (the 10th day of the month of Al-Muharam) alone?


(Part No. 10; Page No. 401)

Second question from Fatwa No. 13700

Q 2: is it permissible to observe Sawm (Fast) on the day of `Ashura’ (the 10th day of the month of Al-Muharam) alone?

A: It is permissible to observe Sawm on the day of `Ashura’ only but it is better to observe Sawm one day before or after it. This is the authentic Sunnah (commendable act) reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) as he said: If I live till next year I will fast the ninth Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them) said, ‘That is to say, along with the tenth day.’

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Chairman:`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz
Deputy Chairman: `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify
Member:`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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