Fasting in the first ten days of Muharram

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Q: I would like to know if it is a Sunaah to keep ten fast for the first ten days of Muharram?


A: No it is not a sunnah. However it is sunnah for one to fast on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram. For further details refer to

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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