Whoever fasts one day in the sacred month...
Fatwa No: 88965

Question

The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, also said: "Whoever fasts one day in the sacred month Allaah will grant him the reward of thirty days for every day." Is this Hadeeth authentic?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

 

At-Tabraani may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reported that Ibn 'Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Whoever fasts one day during the month of Muharram will get a reward of fasting 30 days." This is a fabricated narration as Shaykh Al-Albaani may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him classified it in the As-Silssila Ath-Tha'eefah, Hadeeth number: 413. However, what is confirmed regarding the excellence of fasting during the month of Muharram is what is reported by Imaam Muslim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "The best fasting after the month of Ramadan is during the month of Muharram, and the best prayer after the obligatory prayer is the optional night prayer." There are other narrations that encourage fasting during all the sacred months(i.e. Rajab, Thul-Qi'dah, Thul-Hijjah, Muharram).

Allaah knows best.

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