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

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Fasting on the day of ‘Aashura 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